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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Why Has One of My 2 Quakers Gotten Bitey?

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Carolyn L. writes

 

I have two Quakers, one green one blue Zachary and Felix.

 

Zach is about 7 and Felix is a sweet 2 yr old.

 

They are in separate cages because Zachary has gotten very nasty and attacks little Felix.

 

Zach bites everything and everyone!

 

Felix loves me and nibbles but not to hurt.

 

How can I get Zach to stop the biting so I can get them together?

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How Do I Stop My Parrotlet from Biting My Husband?

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Vicki M. writes:

 

My male parrotlet is 1 year 6 months old and takes big chunks out of my husband. 

 

He’ll be watching tv and the bird will fly over and take a chunk out of him.

 

There’s no reason for this. 

 

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Why is My Yellow Naped Amazon Parrot Talking Less and Getting Meaner?

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Nancy W asks

 

I have a yellow-naped amazon.

 

He is approximately 7-8 years old.

 

We got him as a baby.

 

He talks very little still.

 

What can I do to make him talk more?

 

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Hello, I Have a Very Hormonal Male Sun Conure!

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Christina writes

 

Hello! I have a very hormonal male sun conure around ~10 years old. When he is out of his cage with me, all he wants to do is regurgitate anywhere and everywhere and go in my clothes.

 

Even in his cage, he regurgitates on things and humps some of his toys. I’m just not sure what kind of setup I can provide for him that will calm him down and let him play and have interests other than mating. 🙁

 

Do you have tips? Most tips seem to be for female birds, I’ve never had such a hormonal male though!

 

Dear Christina

 

We fully believe that males suffer from hormonal behavior as much as females do. They just don’t lay eggs.

We would treat him to light therapy just as we would a female bird.

 

Basically you want them to feel like they are in the summer.

 

Birds don’t act hormonally in the middle of summer.

 

That is what the lights do for them.

 

Install a light fixture as close as possible to the top of the birdcage.

 

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How Do I Stop My Hormonal Parrotlet from Biting My Husband?

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Vicki M. writes

 

My male parrotlet is 1 year 6 months old and takes big chunks out of my husband.

 

He’ll be watching tv and the bird will fly over and take a chunk out of him.

 

There’s no reason for this.

 

My husband is not doing anything as the bird just flew over.

 

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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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How Can I Get My Parakeets to Trust Me?

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Patricia R wrote

How can I get my 2 parakeets to trust me when I open the cage to feed them clean the cage?

 

Catherine Replied


How many do you have?

 

Were any of them tame when you received them?

 

How long have you had the birds?

 

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