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  1. BabyBirdMa

    Choking, hiccups or sick?

    I’m in a bit of a panic. It’s in the middle of the night and my parakeet: Lydia started making this coughing/sneezing/hiccup? Soft, squeaky sound. I turned on my flashlight to examine her and she kept acting like she was trying to cough something up. She eventually stopped and hasn’t since made...
  2. C

    Is my budgie dying or just sick? (Sad update #3)

    My budgie is somewhere in between 5 to 6 years old. I am currently away from home on a trip and will drive back today. My dad sent me a message saying our oldest budgie, Felice, is sick. He showed us on video that she was sitting at the bottom of the cage panting. Apparently she's been in that...
  3. BabyBirdMa

    Parakeets brutally fighting?!

    Okay so I’ve had to place each one of my parakeets in a separate cage recently because they all started fighting to the point where they were injuring each other. First Heisinbird really beat up Saul, splitting his lower beak down the middle, bruising his eye and inflicting a bite wound on his...
  4. BabyBirdMa

    Sudden Aggression In Parakeet.

    So as you all know my Parakeet: Heisinbird was diagnosed with Cancer. He was given only a week to live but has miraculously survived several, months later and is thriving. The vets said the tumor was still present but growing more slowly than they expected. I am grateful for every day I still...
  5. T

    Pictures Gender and Age?

    Hey everyone! I got 2 new little babies a couple of weeks ago. We called them Bing (yellow head) and Bong (blue tummy) after the TV show Tiny planets. I love them soooo much! The lady I got them from told me they were both around 9 weeks old, however I feel Bing is a lot older than Bong? I also...
  6. BabyBirdMa

    My Parakeets Keep Dying

    First, Gus died suddenly over night and now, Heisenbird has terminal Cancer which is apparently common?! What do I do? How do I protect my birds? Why does this keep happening to me?
  7. BabyBirdMa

    Heisinbird has Cancer

    He only has two weeks to live…I’m shattered…
  8. BabyBirdMa

    Still grieving, help!

    It’s been at least a month since I lost Gustavo. I feel like everyone else has moved on but not me. I still miss him and memories of the morning I just found his lifeless body still haunt me. I’m afraid to close my eyes because all I can see is my baby’s dead little face, I can still feel his...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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?
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...