Parakeet Cons: Dont let their small size fool you into thinking these parrots are silent. Short lifespan of 8-12 years (compared to 20+ for larger parrots). Relatively fragile health; can easily get sick with slight temperature variations. Also susceptible to tumors and liver problems.
What is wrong with parakeets?
A bird that has succumbed to parrot fever will display most of the symptoms described in Parakeet Disease Symptoms,above. Listlessness, ruffled feathers, breathing problems, loose green droppings and a gummed up cere are common symptoms. The ill bird will need to visit a vet to verify their condition.
Do parakeets do anything?
Parakeets love to ring bells, explore hollow things, bonk their toys, toss items and talk to their mirror reflection. When offered chewable items, chances are your parakeet will demolish them.
Is it cruel to keep a parakeet in a cage?
Answer: Generally speaking, its not a good idea to keep lovebirds and budgies (parakeets) in the same cage. Lovebirds can be aggressive to other birds, and their beaks can cause serious damage.
Can you have just 1 parakeet?
Solo Bird. The main reason why you might prefer to have just one parakeet is that a solo bird generally is more affectionate toward his owner. When kept alone, a parakeet will come to see you as together in a flock. The parakeet is a social creature, though, so it will be lonely if alone all day.
What illnesses can parakeets get?
Common Problems in ParakeetsMites: Fluffed, Poor Appetite, Diarrhea, Tail Bobbing, Breathing Problems: Excessive Egg Laying: Scratching & Feather-plucking: Abnormal dropppings: Lameness: Change in color of cere:
How long should a parakeet be out of its cage?
Ultimately I feel like a good guideline is that your budgie should have time out of the cage for about two hours a day. But, we must acknowledge that this absolutely wont work every day. There will be days that youre able to let them out for 15 minutes and days that are missed entirely.
What are the signs of a sick parakeet?
Generalpoor general appearance (feathers look ratty)fluffed feathers (looks fatter)not eating, changes in eating habits, or reduced appetite.changes in amount of drinking.weakness.drooping wings.listlessness, inactivity, depression.reluctance to move.