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Introduction

This comprehensive guide is for all budgie fans, beginners and experts alike. It contains in-depth information on everything to do with these wonderful little birds, from choosing a budgie and setting up a cage, to keeping its occupants well-fed, healthy and happy. There’s also lots of background information on where budgies come from, and the many different varieties alive and twittering today.


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The guide is arranged in short, easy-to-search subsections, so you can dip in and out with ease. If you’re looking for information but can’t find it here, or if you have any other feedback, suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear from you.

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Comments

Perplexity, 14 March 2020

So uh,, this is my first time breeding budgies and if you're asking, yes ive got everything prepared. My only concern is if my male and female budgies are getting along, usually i see them squabblong or figgting whatever and other times i see them feedong eachother food and occasionally trying to mate (i say this because im not intirely sure that my male budgie knows how to 'mate' he just kinda taps her on the back). Anyway my hen has just layed two eggs at the moment, and is keeping them incubated, the only problem is that she wont let my male budgie get anywhere near the nesting box; which im assumping shes just overprotective, also im worried if she'll starve lookong after the eggs if she's not going to be able to eat at the same time. Um, is there anything i can do as such, because im just leaving them be right now.


Irene, 9 March 2020

I was at my son home in Monticello ny there are no vets for birds I took my budgie to a dr that I thought knew bird business . He told me the bird had stresss that night parakeet had loose blood stools no feathers under his wings. The bird was getting weaker and no where to go emergency the next day bird died. It hurt so bad how can a vet who did nothing to help my baby. I have no use for this dr. there is no other place to go. I would never move up there unless I meet a bird vet dr..I live IN Brooklyn NY and have a vet for birds. But this was emergency. what was wrong I don't know he use to go above our fam lamp while his brother stay on the blades I put some cream under his wings I thought is was raw. His brother is so lonely now I rescue this bird that died he flew out of someone window . What floor did he fly out of I don't know HIs wings were cut. NOw he is dead. I only had him 3 yrs. Now I looking to adopt another parakeet for his brother who is older than he was.


Eleanor, 25 February 2020

I have had my Budgie for 2 1/2 months. He will eat Millet from my fingers but is still very wary, I have hoped to be able to let him out of the cage but would he go back in if not finger trained.


Barbara, 12 January 2020

I have just had a budgie 5 days ago, I bought the complete set up wth cage and stand and it included a chain of 5 coloured rings with a bell on the end. Today for first time he’s shown interest in it and actually got through one of the rings, is this safe. He’s gone from being a quiet placid bird to suddenly have a mad half hour fluttering about his cage I don’t want him to harm himself.


Louisa, 9 November 2019

Hello, I got 4 Budgies today. I have one, and it was really active on the car and kept flapping about and (guessing) trying to escape, and he has been on the bottom of the cage fumbling about ever since. Now it’s just lying on the bottom, and a few minutes later it was just sitting there. I don’t know what is up with my budgie, but I hope any of you could help. Could just be nothing, maybe he’s just tired. Then again, he could be hurt.

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