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  1. BabyBirdMa

    My parakeets are overweight

    Well, I just took my parakeets to the vet and they are all overweight, Jesse being the most unhealthy. I feel like such a failure; I thought I was feeding them the best food but I guess that little bit of seed in their fruit and vegetable mix was too much.
  2. BabyBirdMa

    Can Fatty Liver Disease Be Hereditary?

    Gus was just so small and exhibited no symptoms whatsoever. Necropsy said he died of fatty liver disease but also said there was a yellow spot on his liver? All poop was normal his cere was clean and so was his beak. Urates were normal, no regurgitation. He was just suddenly gone one day. He was...
  3. BabyBirdMa

    Why did my baby budgie suddenly die?

    On Friday morning, I found one of my parakeets, Gustavo, dead at the bottom of the cage with no signs of trauma. His feet were clinging to the cage bars and his head was tilted to one side. I am having a necropsy preformed and I have scheduled a checkup for the other parakeets just in case he...
  4. B

    Albino Budgie Gender?

    Hi, I have an albino budgie I think is about 8 months old. We think it's a girl because of her cere color but being albino it's somewhat hard to tell. "She" is very timid (from our experience females can be very timid) but also talks a LOT, like a male budgie, and that's what confuses us. Any...
  5. C

    My budgie doesn’t seem interested in me

    I have been working with my budgie for a few months now. He used to jump up onto my hand and seemed interested in being with me. He started biting when I put my hand in the cage roughly 2 weeks ago. I have worked on the biting and he does it less now. But he doesn’t seem interested in me anymore...
  6. sootling

    My little flock of 4

    So, thought I would start this since my flock is pretty fun and maybe someone would like to hear about it! I honestly don't have any exotic or rare parrots, but my life with the budgies is still as crazy and eventful! Anyhow, the flock members are: 1. Stormy (M), almost 3yrs old. My first...
  7. P

    Need help choosing between a Budgerigar and a Cockatiel!

    Hi everyone! I’m new here. We’ve been thinking of purchasing a new bird for a while now and we’ve narrowed it down to a budgie and a cockatiel. We used to have a green budgie, but unfortunately he passed away back in 2020 after 9 years. We love budgies but we feel that a new one might never...
  8. S

    New Female Budgie has become very Dominant!

    Around the end of September, I introduced a female budgie (Snowy) after Kiwi had died in the summer leaving Sky on his own. Sky had previously been very much the dominant bird in the cage. Snowy flew in to find Sky one day after being quarantined for around two weeks. I didn't let them sleep...
  9. Rio&Friend

    Why is my budgie poop is in this colour!

    Hi everyone! For 5 days I’ve been realising ruby the blue colour budgie has a yellowish white watery poop. As the image below. Could anyone tell me what kind of disease is this? And how to cure that disease?
  10. Ticcker

    Tail bobbing

    Hello, I made an account on here to bring up a major concern I'm having I have a budgie that I don't know the age of and until the other day didn't even know the gender of seeing as I got her from a pet store and now she laid eggs. At first, it was only one and now we have two so far and she...
  11. L

    Long term pain management

    Hello, I have an old budgie that unfortunately seems to have a broken hip. She’s around 10 years old and I’ve been for a while trying to find ways to reduce her pain. She’s a happy little fella that lives in an aviary with a few other and still flies and sings and preens. But I can see that...
  12. S

    My grieving budgie wants my constant attention

    My budgie Sky has always bossed my other budgie Kiwi around, who has recently passed away. :( He now shouts for attention for the majority of the day, starting early. I feel like he is trying to train me now, and I'm not sure that he's happy with just a couple of training sessions a day. I was...
  13. S

    My Budgie is lethargic and can not longer use his feet properly (sad update #5)

    Until last night, everything seemed relatively OK, my Budgie does have a history of issues so this was not completely unexpected. He has an enlarged liver and heart and was bred as a show budgie, so I knew that he was more prone to issues. Last night, he ended up on the bottom of the cage (not...
  14. AmberC

    Budgie humping toy

    Sammy, my male 3yr old Budgie who lives with a female Budgie, is humping his toy. He does not have any mirrors or anything and it’s just a simple wooden toy that he seems to like a little to much(he humps it), he also talks to the toy and will attack anyone who goes near it. I kinda feel worried.
  15. dandruff

    easiest vs hardest bird?

    In your opinions, how would you rank your birds from easiest/friendliest to hardest? I'm looking to adopt a new bird friend but I'm not sure which ones i should look into, and which ones i shouldn't even consider. I'm not too experienced, I've only ever owned budgies.
  16. C

    Urgent Budgie mauled and killed other budgie

    Sorry for formatting or if anything sounds weird, I'm on mobile and also sobbing right now. I posted on these forums before a few months ago to ask about rehoming my birds. I ended up moving them to a different room and keeping them. Yesterday before work I woke up from a nap and heard weird...
  17. S

    Grateless birdcage lining dilemma; Parakeets

    I have a cage that I don’t put the grate in since one of my parakeets had deformed feetsies and the vet said it could make her be in more pain, and want to keep it grate free for my new bird, are there any suggestion for a lining material for the tray? I can’t do paper because my very first bird...
  18. S

    Screaming and Fighting Budgies

    Since I introduced my second budgie Sky in with Kiwi, he has started fighting with Kiwi over food, either inside the cage or outside of the cage. When I am trying to train them for rewards, such as seeds or millet, Sky will often push Kiwi off my hand so that he can get to the food instead of...
  19. Regina

    How do I stop my budgies from roosting on the ceiling fan?

    Hello! I recently got two budgies named Luna and Kiwi. I'm currently in the process of taming, diet conversion, etc. I let them out of their cage every day, but they always fly up to my ceiling fan (don't worry, I don't turn it on anymore, even when they're in their cage) and stay there. I...
  20. S

    Please can I have some advice on how to get my budgies moving?

    Hi, My budgies have never been particularly active. This is largely due to one of my budgies, Kiwi, having been bred as a show budgie. He is considerably bigger than my other bird Sky who was raised in an aviary. I do not believe that Kiwi ever learnt how to fly properly either, as his flying...