Why do parakeets kill each other?

This normally happens during the times’ budgies experience hormonal changes. The females especially become more aggressive and can shout and nip at their mates, sometimes so hard that excessive bleeding might kill the bird before the budgie parent even realizes something has happened inside the cage.

How can you tell when a parakeet is sick?

If you see discharge from the nostrils, or crusted areas, the bird is ill. If you notice or feel lumps or swollen parts of the bird’s body, this is a problem in need of immediate veterinary attention. Be alert to any vomiting or regurgitation. This usually signals illness.

What causes a parakeet to damage its feathers?

Be aware that a parakeet can damage its feathers for a number of reasons. A person, pet or habitat could be provoking the bird to feel stressed. Lack of exercise, overly large or small perches, noisy or busy cage location, lack of chewing toys, lack of exercise, etc., can lead to the bird being stressed.

What happens if you don’t take care of parakeet chicks?

At that point, he’s ready to breed again and wants his prior offspring out of the way. If you don’t remove the fledglings, the male bird could become aggressive. If something happens to the mother parakeet, or if she refuses to care for her chicks, you must take her place.

What should I do if my parakeet is congested?

Ensure that the bird gets at least 10 to 12 hours of sleep. This may include making the bird’s resting area off-bounds to all household members. In some cases, it may help to increase the humidity in your home. Talk to your vet about this; it can assist with improved breathing if the bird is congested, but the vet must okay it first.

Are there any physical problems with a parakeet?

Since parakeets are very active and vocal birds, decreased activity and reduced chatter may indicate possible medical issues. Some physical symptoms of medical problems include excessive scratching, feather loss, sneezing, diarrhea, vomiting, fluffed feathers, decreased appetite and weight loss.

What causes a parakeet to change its behavior?

Most changes in your parakeets normal behavior will be down to hormonal shifts during the mating season (as described above). It could, however, also indicate a health problem, so make sure to study your bird carefully. Changes to look out for include:

Is it possible to have more than one parakeet?

There are always going to be situations where you have a single bird. Let’s say you have two birds who were together for twelve long, loving years and one one of them has just passed away. The remaining bird is elderly and you feel the stress of a change would be too much for her.

How much does it cost to get a second parakeet?

You want it to be able to adjust easily to your current bird. Next, get a little cage for it, so it can have its own spot while the two birds get used to each other. It can be an inexpensive $10 one – just somewhere for it to have as its own. Keep the cages close, but keep the birds separate.