parrots on each others back...

by Bird4

Ok... I have four parakeets, i got two first then bought the other one. they all get along well. today i got the last one but i am not sure if it's a male or female. one of the birds keep jumping in it's back but it fight back.

i don't know what to do or what is happening. help me! really i'm not too sure about the sex of any of the birds i keep looking at their cere the one that's on the back cere's light blue. is it fully mature?

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Jan 07, 2012
parrots on each others back...
by: Linda

I believe what you're seeing is fighting from being overcrowded. You need to separate the birds into two or more cages to stop the fighting.

When Budgies are mature, the female's cere is a light to dark tan. The male's is blue. They are not ready to breed until the cere's are those colors. What you have is too many birds in one cage, so separate them and stop getting birds until you know more about them. Breeding birds does not make any money if the birds are taken care of. This means organic pelleted diets, yearly trips to an Avian Vet to make sure they are healthy. It also means large cages they are able to fly in with safe wood, natural branch perches because the dowels that come with cages cause arthritis because birdx have to hold onto them too tightly.

Once you know what you are doing, you'll have fewer questions and will stop buying birds to be put into too small cages so they fight. Budgies will fight to the death, so get them into separate cages right away. Find an Avian Vet in your area so your bird's can be taken care of when injured or sick. When you have birds, you also have to have an Avian Vet. No Avian Vet, no birds.


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