Understanding your parakeet's behavior will make for a much more pleasant bird rearing experience. This is a guide about understanding parakeet behavior.
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My parakeet seems to be gagging herself and vomiting. She positions herself under her perch, one foot on the bottom of the cage, one on the perch and she sticks one 'toe' down her throat until gooey half digested food strings out of her mouth. Has anyone else experienced this?
Deb from Kauai, HI
By Alan (Guest Post) 12/16/2008
You might want to try changing her food. My parakeet started to exhibit the almost continual gagging and then spitting food/vomit symptoms that would go on for a quite awhile. I had also experienced this with previous birds I've owned where I put it off to 'love offerings'. This time I immediately changed her diet and the gagging stopped. Been over a week now and it hasn't restarted. Good Luck!
My budgie has become very angry with me and I don't know why.
By Bianca from Chicago, IL
By Chris Richman  02/23/2010
Budgies, like any creature, can go through times of moodiness. Be patient, gentle and loving with your budgie and hopefully the mood will improve. Robyn Fed has some good ideas and links as well. Is your bird aggressive to everyone, or just you? And have you changed anything(cage location, new toy) that might be making your bird nervous and acting out from insecurity? If you have a good avian vet, they can be a good resource and there are lots of bird forums with good advice as well. I like ThePerch.net.
I just got two parakeets, one girl and a boy. My girl parakeet bites herself; why does she do that? I also noticed that my boy bird puts food in my girl bird's mouth. Then he rocks back in forth like he's dancing. Why do they do that? This is my first time having birds.
By Tapestry Lady  08/21/2011
The boy feeding the girl sounds like mating behavior, you might read up on what to look out for if some babies are on the way! :-)
Why is my parakeet biting?
By Lana Kutynsky  04/20/2011
It could be that your parakeet is showing affection or that he/she is scared. I let my parakeet bite my nails to show that I am not here to attack him. When I call her name she flies right to me. :O)
My boy parakeet seems to be feeding the girl. What does that mean and is she getting all her nutrition she needs?
My budgie keeps throwing her eggs out. What do I do?
By Stephen from Manchester, Lancs
By animalmcburger  02/15/2012
I know this may sound stupid but are you touching the eggs? I know you're probably not so the next thing is maybe get it a new nest. Find some raw hay or whatever and don't use your hands. Gloves would leave a scent too so maybe use a couple of twigs like chop sticks.
Also, half way through writing this, a thought came to my mind. Does your budgie have a mate? If not, it's just throwing out the eggs because no male has come along and mated with her to fertilize the eggs. Also, if you do have a male, make sure it's a male. Could be 2 females laying duds.
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