How Can I Get My New Budgie to Cohabitate With My Old Budgie?

Barbara T. wants to know

 

My darling birdlings, parakeets, happen to both be female. One, Moonshadow, is approx 7 years old…a rescue.

 

When her partner passed last year, after the funeral, Moonbirdy was sooo lonely, depressed, inactive.

 

We, in mid pandemic, bought a pet shop friend for her. Of course, the pet shop attendant assured my husband Mercury was Male.

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How Can I Help My Budgie Stop Laying Eggs?
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How Can I Help My Budgie Stop Laying Eggs?

Kristy L. asks,

 

How can I help my budgie stop laying eggs?

 

We have allowed her to have two clutches and I can’t have any more babies.

 

Our vet wanted a depo shot which we did once with the vet’s advice and I don’t like what it did to her personality.

 

It’s been three months and now she has laid 2 eggs.

 

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Can Cloacal Prolapse in Parakeets Be Prevented?
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Can Cloacal Prolapse in Parakeets Be Prevented?

Mary S. is concerned,

 

Can prolapse in parakeets be prevented?

 

Dear Mary

Most important is prevention – assure that your birds, especially breeding hens, are in good health and are receiving optimal amounts of calcium and other minerals and vitamins. Upon noting a prolapse, you can try lubricating the tissue with a water-soluble product, such as Wet Original.

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Is There a Difference Between a Parakeet and a Budgie?

Gabriella M. expresses these thoughts,

 

I’ve always had parakeets or budgies growing up.

 

I’ve always had one male and we always bonded.

 

I taught them to speak they all knew many many words they were adorable so I’m in the market for another budgie or parakeet but could you tell me the difference?

 

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How Do I Handle My Deceased Partners Double Yellow Head Amazon?
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How Do I Handle My Deceased Partners Double Yellow Head Amazon?

I have my partner’s Double Yellow Head Amazon (Hen) he had her 35 years, (he figured she was about 5 yrs old when he got her), I was with him the last 25 years.

 

He passed away on 1-14-20 Congestive Heart Failure.

 

I had never handled her I was afraid of being bitten, but I started just after he died I figured it was not would she bite me but when & how hard. In the last year, she has only bitten me maybe 7 or 8 times and only drew blood 3 times.

 

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Male Cockatiel Attacked Female and Drew Blood So I Separated Them…and More
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Male Cockatiel Attacked Female and Drew Blood So I Separated Them…and More

Male cockatiel attacked female and drew blood so I separated them, but now the female laid an egg and I’m afraid of putting him back in.?

 

Don’t put them back together in the same cage yet. The hen does not need the male pestering her.

 

She may continue to lay eggs without him. You can remove the eggs as they are laid.

 

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What Should a 1st Time Bird Owner Know Before They Buy?

To start with, begin understanding the scope for your choice of pet birds. Here is a list of more than 500 species you can choose from each having its own nuances.

 

I stress making this distinction because so many people talk about things like “make sure you don’t get a bird larger than a conure or a parakeet”.

 

If you break down that statement it’s really nonsensical because conures range from 64 grams (green cheeks) to 280 g (Patagonians) the size of a Timneh African Grey.

 

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Why Are My 2 Sun Conures Suddenly Fighting After 15 Years?

Cecelia B. writes,

 

Hi, Mitch and Catherine,

 

I’ve been living with conures for thirty-five years and am seeing behavior that is new to me.

 

I have two male Sun conures who are brothers.

 

They are about fifteen years old.

 

Until a few weeks ago, they were a very happy bonded couple, mating frequently, grooming and feeding each other, sharing a cage, and getting along just fine.

 

One of them, Max, recently started pulling Min’s head feathers out, pecking Min’s head and leaving bloody spots.

 

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A Better Bird Video Series For Training Birds And Their Humans

Just as the name implies, this is a series of quick and easy ways to help your birds stay happy and healthy around the clock.

This is a series of short but incisive ideas you can apply today bringing you closer to bird care nirvana.

The number of things necessary to provide foraging enrichment for your birds can be found in a series of quick and simple ideas.

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