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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

Tanika2171 wrote: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?


Hi Tanika! I can probably help you, I know a lot about budgies. What is the situation like when she bites? Budgie bites don't always happen because the bird is afraid. If the budgie is totally tame and loves to be with you, where it tries to come out of the cage and perch on your hand, then it starts nibbling on your finger or face totally unprovoked, then it is not out of fear. If you have to chase the bird around with your hand to get it and the interaction is where you are trying to get the budgie to stay with you, or you are trying to touch it in a way it doesn't like, then the biting is out of fear/warning. In this scenario it is important to identify what is causing the bite and stop doing it. If the budgie bites unprovoked (and you are definitely sure it is unprovoked) then there are a couple reasons it could be doing this. One reason is that is hasn't had social time with other budgies for a long time and it doesn't know how hard is too hard; it's only beaking like a normal budgie would but the beaking is too hard. The problem goes away immediately when it spends time with other budgies for a few hours. I've observed this when I take care of a single budgie that belongs to someone else, they tell me it does this when it sits on their shoulder . Sure enough it's only because they don't know they are biting too hard and we can't really tell them as easily as another budgie can.

Another scenario with a tame budgie who bites unprovoked is that they want to be preened. Mine will do this to me on my chin, just nibbling around and then he fluffs his head at me the way they do to each other when they want to preen. You can tell that this is the reason because they will be very happy when you give them a little pet around where the throat spots are. If they are not cool with this, they make a funny little noise and strike their beak in the direction of your finger.

What do you think is the reason for the biting? When does is happen? Is the budgie very tame?
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