Rare Parakeet??

by John
(New York)

I just got a rare parakeet yesterday. And he is scared of me but comes on my finger and sometimes out of his cage. He nips a little it does not hurt is this normal. Also when he is out of a cage should I buy toys for him to play with while he is out of his cage??

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Oct 24, 2014
my gar gar budgerigars
by: budgie trills

hi my name shaun i got 2 budgies and 1 was rare
she was white had a blue spot on her belly but it was fighting with my other budgie the white one is named whitey theblue budgie is named sabrina
by the time whitey died well sabrina was the most lonliest budgie in the world shenray

Oct 19, 2014
sad story of my budgie
by: cutecocketoo6473

i one had rare parakeet who lived with my other parakeet sabrina her name was whitey because she was white on september 18 2010 my 8 year old budgie whitey died
rest in peace my beautiful girl
ps i miss you

Aug 01, 2014
sabrina the skittish
by: bird breeder {not really}

my budgerigar sabrina she is sooooooo skittish

she has really cute chirp plz help me gain her

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Jun 05, 2014
my bird
by: Anonymous

i have budgerigar named sabrina she is very pretty

she is scared wen i stik my hand in the cage.

Jun 05, 2014
my dead bird
by: anomous

i had a rare parakeet named whitey
but she died when i saw her dead body i bursted
into tears i was crying so much it made it hard to forget i bearried her and placed rock where whitey was it said here lies whitey
i really reaLLY MISS Here

Jan 29, 2013
Rare Parakeet information
by: Anonymous

Information on Pet Parakeets
Parakeets as pets are easy to maintain and it's said that they love bathing in water so as to stay clean. However, they fear a new environment and as such are slightly careful, especially, in the presence of humans and other large animals. Initially for the first few months, they may not take a bath, but once they are confident that they are safe, they would love playing in water. You should allow it to be as it is, and not force anything on it.

It's extremely important to take care of what you give it to eat. You need to provide it with a seed mix, which can easily be found in supermarket and pet supply shops. Make sure that these mixes don't contain too much of hulled oats as they can increase the amount of fat in their bodies. Fresh fruits like watermelon, tangerine, strawberry, plum, pomegranate, pear, peach, orange, melon, mango, kiwi fruit, guava and apples should be offered. Vegetables like zucchini, watercress, sweet corn, spinach, silverbeet, peas, lettuce, chard, celery, carrot, broccoli and bok choy are loved by parakeets. Make sure you thoroughly wash the fruits and vegetables, cut them into small pieces and clean them of pips, pits, stones and chores before offering them. You can give them seed treats like sticks and honey bells, but ensure that they are given once a week. Clean drinking water should be provided every day besides mineral, iodine, vitamin and calcium blocks, once a while.

Being extremely active, parakeets need enough space to stretch their wings and move around. As such the cage should be slightly lengthy so that they can fly around. As such the cage should be 12 inches high and wide and 18 inches across. When you think of buying a cage you should take into account the amount of space cage fillers like water and seed dishes, ladders, swings, toys and perches would take. The width of the bars of the cage should also be considered, the space between the bars should not be so wide that the bird can poke its head out, thereby hurting itself.

Lifespan of Parakeets

Usually a parakeet lifespan ranges from around 8 to 10 years, if provided with a healthy diet and clean environment. There are reports that some parakeets live for 14 years and in some rare cases they can even live for as long as 20 years. For your parakeet to live longer, make sure you provide it with a clean cage, daily exercise, a healthy diet and companionship.

Jun 18, 2012
What is it?
by: Kayla

I am getting a bird and im might want a Rare Parakeet but i dont know about them, can someone clear their behavior and eating habbits for me.


Mar 13, 2011
Rare parakeet
by: Noémie

It is normal that your rare parakeet early does not get caught all the time, she must get used to you. For the pliers if you play with (take flattering ...) every day it should stop when you're the sort you do not need toys. And, do not put mirrors in his cage after she thought she was a friend and you will not want to take her because she prefers being with "her friend"

Jan 13, 2011
by: Anonymous

how do you train a parokeet?

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Dec 27, 2010
by: Anonymous

I am 11 and looking for a companion and I am looking at rare parakeets as an option. I don't know if I should get one and I don't get all that much support on my idea. Can anyone help me make up my mind? I have a dog and a cat and there is no problem with providing food, water, and toys.

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Sep 23, 2010
by: jumpy

i just got a parakeet yesterday and today i let him of the cage and he started bumping in the walls i had 2 put on these really thick gloves 2 get it looked for places 2 land and went under my bed and i pulled it out then it landed on the cage and started tweeting and i grabedit and put it bak in and it tryed 3 get out and it wont eat or drink!!!!!!! help!!!!!!!!!!!!

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May 08, 2010
my RP!!!
by: Imanie H

I just got a rare parakeet Yesterday and itt hasn't said or made any noises yet. I tried to spend time /w it and all it does is look at me. Thee pet store said they didn't even know if it was a boy or girl because it is too young. Is this maybe the reason why it hasn't tried to communicate /w me??????

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Mar 06, 2010
Rare Parakeet
by: Anonymous

I also just got a RP and she is very skitish. She seems to enjoy the evenings better than the mornings. She will not come our of her cage nor is she very social in the morning. In the evening she is very different. She will chirp, come out of the cage on her own and sit on my shoulder.
I have never had a bird before, so I am not sure what is normal and not normal. If what they say is true, I have about 15 to 20 years to figure out.

Feb 10, 2010
by: Anonymous

our new rare parakeet..such a sweetheart! so much different than the last 2 we had she swings upside down from the top of the cage and comes right to me when i talk to her a very playful bird!

Jan 24, 2010
by: Anonymous

i just got a parakeet for my birthday & she/he is white with a big blue spot on his/her back. she climbs right onto my hand when i stick it inside of his/her cage. she/he is so cute she gives me "kisses" alot. in fact she/he is sitting on my hand right now :) i love him/her so much. you can still tell she/he is nervous though. we also have another bird & we had them both out yesterday and the one we had before him/her bit her/him!!!!!!!

Jan 12, 2010
by: Kay Brook

yes, in fact, having an extra play station for your parakeet is a great way to stimulate your little winged friend. if your parakeet is already stepping out of his cage and onto your hand, that means he is very trusting of you. when he nibbles at your fingers and hand it i sactually a sign of affection, of love and trust. i would encourage this by giving your parakeet a word or phrase that they can recognize as positive and friendly, such as "good" or "sweet bird" or even making the nibbling a command such as "kisses". i have had my parakeet for only 4 days now and he already knows the term "kisses". he wont give me "kisses" every time i tell him to but he recognizes the word anyway. i also would spend time just talking to your parakeet. a soft, soothing tone really relaxes them and the trust he feels for you will grow stronger. i hope i was a help.

Jan 11, 2010
parakeet habits
by: Kay Brook

its not entirely uncommon for parakeets and even parrots and macaws to feel frightened and even wary of their new owners and home. sometimes they never get used to it. i would suggest that if after a month or two, ur new pet bird does not play much or seems depressed, to buy a mirror toy with a bell or beads on it. usually these birds like to hear a ringing sound and they will often chatter to their reflections in the mirrors. if this does not work, try lots of random attention. just pet their chest with your forefinger occasionally throughout the day. my parakeet loves attention and i have had him for only three days now. if the mirrors and attention dont work, then i would consider getting a companion bird, preferrably, one that shared a cage with your pet bird that way they know each other already. as for your bird not eating or drinking, try the spray millet. my parakeet loves it and although it isnt a full diet, it is something that they love to nibble on throughout the day. water is a bit more difficult. try to at first dip your pinky finger in the water dish so they know where it is and try to get your bird to sip the water off of your finger. if your bird doesnt drink water after about 3 days, then please take it to the vet. same goes for eating. they need to eat just like any other pet and even you. follow feeding directions to the letter on your birds food unless otherwise directed by your birds vet. i hope that this was helpful.

Nov 17, 2009
by: Anonymous

the plum-headed parakeet is a rare animal

Oct 25, 2009
getting a bird
by: birdwhisperer

you should totally get a parakeet. i was in the worst depression of my life, medicine, therapists didnt help but when i aquired my first parakeet i fell in love and have been happy ever since. good luck!

Oct 25, 2009
rare babies
by: birdwhisperer

ive been breeding birds for 5 years and im only 15. i got a special gift with them and my birds are the best there are. ever seen a violet parakeet with yellow and blue? i got them.

Oct 19, 2009
Biting can be a sign of affection
by: Anonymous

I am thinking about getting a rare parakeet and I got these pamphlets. One of them said that when they nibble on you it is a sign of affection. I think parakeets are awesome and I can't wait to get one.

Jun 20, 2009
by: Anonymous

I have 8pets 6 of them are parakeets the other 2 is a cockatoo and a puppy 1 parakeet is a rare parakeet she talks, she dances,she never bites me and she does tricks

Jun 18, 2009
by: mel

it really depends on the bird. a had a parakeet that the first day i had him he was happy as can be and we got along great, but i just recently got a new one about a month ago and she still hasnt warmed up to me. she wont even let me touch her sometimes so im getting another one today in hopes it will make her happier. but since its sitting on your finger and coming out of its cage on the 1st day thats reallllyyy good cause mine still wont do that, they just need alot of time to get used to their new surroundings which could take years. ohhh and ps boys warm up faster than girls bc girls are very protective of themselves.
hopee this helped :)

Apr 11, 2009
my blue rare parakeet is blu (sad)
by: kayla

i just got parakeet 4-11-09 and he is not eating,drinking,playing with his toys or noting.i don't kno wats wrong, but if he acting up we're taking him back 2 da store.........

Jan 05, 2009
Can I put it with my other parakeets of different kinds
by: brianna

Ijust got my rare parakeet today but it well not let me put it on my finger and if i put my hand in there to touch it flies a way in the cage

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Aug 11, 2008
My new Parakeet
by: Anonymous

I just got a new parakeet for my birthday, and i'm really exited, but she is not eating much, and isn't as active as she should be. She is startin to warm up to the house, but the main worry to me is Foxy, the house cat,whose name reflects her.

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Jul 30, 2008
Rare Parakeet
by: Anonymous

How long do it take for the bird to warm up .Because I Have not seen him eat or drink yet.got him on Monday night.

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Mar 30, 2008
rare parakeet
by: Anonymous

What kind of rare parakeet is he? Parakeets come in many sizes, so suggesting toys would be hard not knowing what king you have.

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