General Parakeet Questions

Are Albino Parakeets Rare?

Are Albino Parakeets Rare?: Albinism In Parakeets

When discussing different color variations in parakeets, talk of albinism in parakeets is sure to come up. The question, ‘are albino parakeets rare’ is a very common one yet one that is easily answered by understanding exactly what albinism is! Albinism is a lack of pigmentation due to the reduction or absence of melanin production. …

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Why Do Parakeets Stand On One Leg

Why Do Parakeets Stand On One Leg? Decoding This Strange Phenomenon

Decoding parakeet body language is probably two-thirds of what parakeet owners do all day. That, and cleaning poop off the perch and cage sides. One of the most interesting gestures to watch a parakeet do is standing on one leg. Whether it is perched on your finger or its favorite wooden branch, it has lead …

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Can Parakeets See In The Dark?

Can Parakeets See In The Dark? Interesting Facts About Parakeet Vision

The word “budgie” is derived from an Australian aboriginal word that translates to “good food”. No wonder our little parakeet friends are a prey species that is so easily spooked!  Parakeets have adapted to avoid being eaten by predators and thriving in their natural environment with various adaptations, one of which is their keen eyesight. It …

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My Parakeet Is Not Eating Or Drinking, What Should I Do?

My Parakeet Is Not Eating Or Drinking, What Should I Do?

Just like all birds, parakeets need to consume adequate food and water to remain alive and healthy. If your parakeet is not eating or drinking, they will become leaner, depressed, and immunocompromised. You must know the factors which force parakeets to stop eating or drinking. You have to remove the element which would be responsible for …

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Why Does My Parakeet Keep Opening And Closing His Mouth?

Why Does My Parakeet Keep Opening and Closing His Mouth?

If you are a new parakeet owner and have been observing your new friend, you may have noticed this little quirk and are wondering, ‘why does my parakeet keep opening and closing his mouth?’. In this article, we will discuss why your bird does this and other behaviors such as clicking his beak and panting. …

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