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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby Avialae » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:26 am

Great info, although I don't agree at all on only keeping one budgie. I would strongly discourage it. In fact it's even illegal where i live due to animal welfare issues.
If your birds lose their tameness because you keep 2 or more, that's a clear sign you weren't spending enough time with them in the first place, i'd say.

I've always kept budgies in pairs/flocks of 2 or more, and would never dream of keeping them alone. They are way more active and happy that way since, as you already said, they are highly social animals. There's a clear difference in the wellbeing of singly kept birds vs. birds that live with other budgies. (Studies show less stereotypic behaviour, more healthy behaviour, more playbehaviours and less indicators of stress in budgies not kept singly.) All my budgies and tiels have been parent fed, flighted, kept in pairs or small flocks, were very tame, some trick trained, and they all loved to hang out with me.
That's the most common setup in sweden as a whole, and there's no shortage of wonderful pet budgies here. :)
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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby cornettocockatiel » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:29 am

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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby cornettocockatiel » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:18 pm

Thanks! Very informative!
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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby Arshia » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:28 pm

Every single youtube video in the first post has been deleted. =P
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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby AlbertaAviary » Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:14 pm

As I read this, I could hear my birds chirping from their cage! I guess they want to be let out now, LOL. :flapping:
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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby Tanika2171 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:00 pm

So I have a female budgie, she is alittle nippy it's just hard not saying ow! Her beak is very sharp but how could I get her to simmer down alittle?
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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby CaitlinRice413 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:13 pm

:budgie: :budgie: :budgie:
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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby JordanWalker » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:22 am

Great post!
Thanks for the sharing this informative post. I'm glad that I found this topic while browsing for more information about my new pet birds. I thought Parakeet and Budgie are the same. Now I got it that they are not the same.
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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby Wolf » Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:40 am

Right, all budgies are parakeets, but not all parakeets are budgies.
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Re: Budgerigar FAQ

Postby Pajarita » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:51 am

In America, people call the budgie 'parakeet'. So much so that some people don't even know what a budgie is when you talk to them...
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