Does My English Budgie Have Testicular Cancer?

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Pam G writes:

I have a 4-year-old male English budgie whose cere has changed from blue to purplish brown.

 

He also has loose whitish droppings and very large regular droppings.

 

He recently has stopped talking and doesn’t show interest in his mating rituals with his toys.

 

I am concerned that he has testicular cancer.

 

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Why is My Female Budgie So Mean to Her Partner?

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Sheila J. asks:

 

Why is my female budgie being so selfish and mean to her partner they have been together 1 yr and all of a sudden she won’t even let him eat.

 

I have to watch her shes real mean to him.

 

Catherine replied

 

Dear Sheila

 

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Does My Budgie Have Fatty Liver Disease?

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Jeanne Writes:

 

I have an adorable budgie named Peanut. 

 

His beak started to grow about a  year ago and I wanted to know what I could do to reverse this if it is possible, I know that means he has a fatty liver.

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Are My Parakeet Babies Dying Due to Inbreeding?

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This super rare mutation (above) is what is known as the Feather Duster budgie. They are bred for their unusual feather growth which results in shortened lifespans. 

 

Cynthia H. asks

 

I have been raising parakeets for 6+ years and even handfed and took to bird stores to sell, but in the last couple of years I didn’t hand feed and they all crossbred with each other, I did not have the time to take to keep them separated.

 

But I noticed some kind of birth defect. The babies cannot fly, their wings start freezing up.

 

Their backs start curving down and they can barely walk and have a breathing problem, most have died. I still have one who loves getting her head scratched. Is this happening cuz they are inbred?

 

Help. Thank you for your time

 

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How Do I Help My Rescue Budgie with Splayed Leg?

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From Donna E.

 

question: I have recently been given a parakeet with a splayed leg. 

 

He eats and flys but he’s not very active and basically just sits in one place for long periods of time, especially if another keet doesn’t land next to him to get him moving.

 

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Can I Train Two 1 Year Old Budgies to Fly?

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Carol Wrote:

 

Mitch: I read on line something you wrote about the possibility of training adult budgies.

 

I have inherited two budgies – about 1-year-old.

 

They are in a cage and have never been trained.

 

They seem very happy with each other.

 

They are very active and chatty.

 

I don’t like the idea of them being caged all the time and encountering your online comment gave me a glimmer of possibility that these two birds could learn to fly around our home but I don’t have a clue where, to begin with, this.

 

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Why is It So Critical to Know Different Pet Bird Species?

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Why is it so important to understand the differences between bird species?

 

I’m not ashamed to say we get more deliveries from Amazon (like most Americans) then we care to talk about.

 

This week a new Amazon driver “Patrick” handed off an envelope then said “I’ve never been here before – this place looks cool.”

 

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What Do I Feed 3 Budgies That Aren’t Fond of Anything?

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What do I feed 3 budgies that aren’t fond of anything except millet and Avicakes and Baked Munchies?

 

Love your Sunday morning e-mails.

 

Question … what do you feed the Windy City Parrot Brunch Club?

 

I have three parakeets and they aren’t fond of anything except millet and Avicakes and Baked Munchies.

Thanks!

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