Budgie/Parakeet Care Guide | Basic Info

I predict she will stay on my shoulder for… 10 seconds. We’re talking about bird care Wanna be in the video? That was predictable look she’s on the Adele So today, we are going to talk about Budgie care- just gonna do like an overall care guide And I’m gonna try to get all the basic information across as to how to care for a budgie I don’t know how long she will be here because if she starts to be really loud And I can’t talk over her I don’t want to have to edit out like a thousand different mistake cuts So if she gets loud we’re gonna just move her out But as of right now you want to stay you want to be up close Do you want to get it closed up? Do you want to show the people how pretty you are are? Are you looking at the peoples? Hey baby Wanna go back on my shoulder? She wanted to go away, so I put her back with Cosmo We’re just gonna move on the video without her so the very first thing I want to talk to you about with budgies is what you need. People like to know how much money They’re gonna be spending on a monthly basis How big a set up is gonna be, stuff like that for a bird so we’re gonna start out with What you need just in order to keep a bird healthy alive and happy Now the first thing that obviously comes to mind is you need a large cage and a cover now budgies need bigger cages than a pet store will tell you they need a cage that is Suitable in length and height for them to fly around and play with in their cage Because they’re not bigger birds. With bigger birds the bird will be spending more time out of their cage than they will in the cage and The cage is really just a sleeping area maybe an eating area and a little bit of play and chewing and stuff like that For a budgie the cage is really their habitat So they need a lot of space to play just like other small birds do So you need a large enough cage that your bird can run around, fly, Play, and do all the things that a budgie would want to do in the wild in your cage so that when you’re not there To entertain them they can still be entertained. you also need to cover for that cage because birds have nightmares and if you haven’t heard that before it is true that Parakeets need a cover to sleep because it just keeps it dark in there and it encloses them and it makes them feel more secure So they are less likely to have night terrors and freak out when they’re trying to sleep In that cage you will need toys and perches as I said before birds play a lot in their cage So you will need toys, which are usually swings or ropes or something to chew on and perches Which is where the bird sits sleeps and does all of their birdy things For perches you want a varying width so that the birds feet do not have to be in the same position all the time they Can be in varying positions So you’ll want to get like some thin wood perches And maybe some rougher ones to wear down their nails be sure to avoid that perches that have sand those actually have Ground-up glass in them – which I don’t know who thought it was a good idea to put ground up glass on a perch But if you had to put your hand on bunch of tiny glass shards all day I’m sure that would be a very bad thing so avoid those perches altogether You’ll also need a food bowl and water dispenser. I also use a water bowl a lot of people have debated over Whether it’s better to use a dispenser versus a bowl because a bird can’t really poop in a dispenser But they definitely poop in a bowl so what I do is I give them both a water dispenser Which is like what you can get for a cat It just dispenses water using gravity – and a water bowl Just so that they have easy access and multiple water sources. so that is definitely necessity And then also food bowls so that you can put their vegetables and their seeds and whatever else you want to feed them Oftentimes those will actually come with the cage though, so you don’t have to worry about it. Something you’re going to Go through a lot of is a cage liner. I use newspaper make sure it’s non-toxic ink and you Can also buy cage liners from pet stores But basically what it is is just paper that’ll be on the bottom of the cage to catch droppings You’ll want to change this like every few days, so you will go through a lot of it But just make sure you have cage liner as soon as you get your bird You never want to have to go without it because if there’s nothing to catch the poop you have to scrub it off of the Plastic, and that is not fun. another thing you might want but not necessarily need is a cage (Out-take) Another thing you might want but not necessarily need is a cage… Hmm something you don’t actually need but you might want would be a travel cage now I have to use a travel cage quite a bit because the birds I have to take them from my mother to my father’s house and Even though I don’t travel very much with them I do have to do it maybe every month or two months so if you have for a situation like that you might want to get a travel cage and Also, if you want to take your animal to a vet And you don’t want to have like one of those teeny cages you could get them a bigger travel cage You don’t need anything huge. Just something that they’re comfortable in when they’re in the car and Just make sure that it is a safe cage And if there’s nothing hanging or swinging in it that might hurt the bird when you’re in transit I am making a care video about birds and the birds are being Super loud. Do you want people to know how to not kill you? No response. if you’ve had a hamster or a small animal in the past the diet of that animal Is something that you have to do a lot of research on With budgies it is the same way you have to do a lot of research you have to come to a conclusion as to what You think is best for your birds the basics that I will give you as to outlines for that diet is That you need a seed mix which is what everybody knows about getting a bird you need to buy them the little pellets and food that you see at Walmart and Petco and Petsmart now these will usually have to be replaced about once a month You’ll need to buy a new bag and I just give my birds a full bowl of that every day and make sure that it’s filled and that they can have as much of it as they need. birds have to eat a lot because their heart rate is super super fast So they need lots of calories to keep their heart rate going. because of that the seeds are very high in fat Now you don’t want your seeds to be super super high in fat, and you don’t want them to be very low in fat So you have to do research to find the mid-ground that you think is best for the fat content the protein content Everything else in your seed mix. you will also need lots of vegetables. budgies cannot just survive on Seeds it’s very bad for them to only survive on seeds They need vegetables some fruits that are lower in sugar all kinds of things like that I like to give my birds lettuce every day- they absolutely love their lettuce I give them other fruits such as small slices of apple occasionally some carrot even though it’s high in starch Just stuff like that do your own research once again like I said to find out what you think is best for your bird But really budgies like all kinds of vegetables So they’re not very picky eaters. one little tip if you’re trying to give your budgie vegetables And they won’t eat it keep giving it to them because a bird often won’t try vegetables the first time they see them it takes quite a few times before they’ll actually try it and then a few more times before They’ll decide whether or not they like it so introduce vegetables lots of times to see if your bird actually likes it something a lot of people don’t know about Parakeets is that they need grit now This is a substance that is used to grind up food in the crop of the bird and I will show a picture of that on screen and Basically they don’t need very much grit They need a very small amount of grit in their life But you do need to provide that so if you buy some grit a container that you buy from a pet store will Easily last year budgie their entire life. The only reason you would need to change the bowl of grit is if Train horn the only reason you would need to change the grit bull is if the poops in it or something gets in it that You wouldn’t want your bird to eat, but basically I’ve never noticed my birds eating grit It’s a very rare thing so provide it But you probably won’t ever see them eat it An obvious thing that I forgot to mention earlier is birds need fresh water every day That’s just a that’s just an obvious one But I don’t know Some people might not know that you have to clean their water bowl and make sure it’s available in full every day with fresh water Some other things you might want to add are dietary supplements now one dietary supplement that provides Calcium for your bird is called a cuttlebone and this is definitely necessity especially for female birds – birds need a lot of calcium to keep their bone structure good and If a female bird is developing an egg if they need a lot of calcium So you have to make sure you provide cuddle bones even if you only have male budgies just because it’s necessary they need calcium in Their diet and it cannot hurt them it’s it’s not like a dietary supplement for humans. It’s not like a hey I’m gonna live five more years because I got extra vitamin b6 t4 it’s more like I Need calcium because if I don’t I’ll have kind of a slow and painful death over the next end of my life So definitely provide calcium it is necessary and cuddle bone is the best way to do it So those are the things you need to buy including the diet and like the cage setup And now we’re gonna go on to a little bit of the care and sort of some health aspects of what to expect when you Get your first budgie now for care people don’t know this about a lot of small animals They need to be tamed. when you first get a bird they have not been handled by a person They have no reason to trust you and these animals are very smart So they’re going to try to protect themselves they’re gonna try to avoid you so you need to tame your budgie now I haven’t done a video on how to tame a budgie. I’m not very good at it I’ve only done it once successfully and that is Skye. She was on my shoulder earlier I have another bird who I’ve tried to tame, but I’ve just determined that he does not want to be a tamed budgie I’ve tried for a good year, and he’s almost three years old, so I don’t expect him to ever really come around But when you first get a bird you do need to tame them so definitely look up some videos I’ll probably put some suggestions on screen for videos on how to tame a budgie But that’s the first thing you’ll need to do when you get them Is tame them and that will take a few months to get them to really trust you and to bond to you. You need to cover your bird at night. I mentioned earlier that birds need a cover for their cage That’s just a little bit of the care but you do need to cover them and helps them sleep it puts them at ease one thing a lot of people do with a Cover though is they use it to like punish their bird and when they’re being loud They use the cover to tell the bird to be quiet, which is not a fair thing to do It’s not a nice thing to do and It doesn’t actually teach the budgie anything so if you’re trying to get your bird to be quiet Do not cover them because it’s not gonna work And it just makes the budgie confused and angry sometimes and if you’re really Expecting your pet to be quiet when you want it to you’re not really looking for a budgie because a quiet budgie is a dead budgie So they’re gonna be loud, and if you can’t put up with that. Maybe don’t get a budgie Now birds are very social creatures if you buy a budget you are not buying an Observation animal – you’re not buying this animal to look at it and listen to it and just sort of have it be there Budgies are very smart, and they need social interaction from you especially if you’re bonded so expect to spend time with your budgie everyday and just to talk to them and Actually interact with them. What I do during the day actually to keep their minds going and just to keep them entertained is we put on the radio we have a Bose speaker and we Put on an internet radio station, and we just make sure there is some noise so that the birds are enticed to Interact with the noise and think so that they’re not just bored all day long One thing you can do to sort of decrease boredom in your bird is get two instead of one If you get one bird when you leave it’s like a dog that are very bored except Budgies are even more bored because they are dependent on social interaction with you for all of their social interactions So if you want to have a bird and you have a lot of time in the day when you’re not at home Get two birds so that one can entertain the other and they’ll be less bored when you’re not there another Aspect of budget care that is not many people’s favorites is cleaning the cage. birds are Super super super messy animals they poop like every 20 minutes they chew up toys they throw food all over the place birds are messy so you need to change the underlayer of your cage every two to three days because it gets Covered in poop it’s honestly gross. If you don’t change it every couple days I also do my weekly deep clean of the cage with disinfectant and like scrubbing off the perches and everything once a week So that is another thing you absolutely need to do otherwise your bird cage will be disgusting and your bird can potentially get sick from being exposed to their own feces. not to mention the area around the cage will be Covered in seeds and chewed up lettuce and whatever else because birds do not give a — about your clean living room now What I’m going to talk about next is just some health signs that you can look for when you’re getting your budgie Or at home and just at any point just make sure if you see these health signs to either go to vet Or if it’s something that you can treat from home without event all of that But just do your research on budgie health signs before you get one because there’s a lot of very small signs That you probably wouldn’t notice if you didn’t have a trained. Eye that you need to look out for for your budgie because if you don’t an illness could get worse and it could go downhill and You could potentially lose your budgie before you even know what’s wrong So here are a few health signs to look for to make sure your budgie’s safe and if you’re buying a budgie to make sure that the budgie you are getting is healthy. if your budgie is not drinking water or Eating that is a sign of an illness and you need to be concerned same with having blood on there cere which can be a byproduct of fighting or a byproduct of molting or A byproduct of dehydration there are quite a few things that could be wrong with your budgie So be sure to know the signs of health conditions and contact a vet If you think it’s serious. damaged or cracked feet can be a concerning thing in a bird lethargy Which means if the bird is not interacting or making noise; If they’re just sort of sitting in the corner or on the floor that’s definitely a sign of a health problem because Birds are very loud and very vibrant And if they’re not there is something wrong. a common condition that happens in female birds is being egg bound and that’s when they’re trying To lay an egg, but for some reason their body is not able to sometimes This is due to just a tighten muscle and their abdomen or other things that could be more serious Some signs of being egg bound are loss of appetite Depression abdominal straining and sitting fluffed on the bottom of the cage now There are some home remedies that have proven to work for an egg bound budgie, but I am NOT an expert I’ve never had Skye have an egg bound problem, so I really wouldn’t know what to tell you for how to treat one But there is lots of information online I will link some in the description on what to do if you have an egg bound budgie. mites are a common parasite that you Can find on all kinds of animals on a bird you can usually detect them by rubbing your finger along the stomach or the back? Of the bird, and if you see any very very small insects that look like this, which you’ll see on screen There is a mite problem on your bird and this can be treated but you do want to ask your vet for the best method and do obviously your own research about the best mite treatment method because there are quite a few methods and many people have their opinions on which method they use so be sure to do your research and Pick the method that is best for you or what your vet tells you to do. a few extra facts about budgies before I get To my last tip is that their lifespan is six to twelve years now Actually their lifespan varies according to basically wherever you google It says five to eight years in some places six to twelve years in other places ten to twelve years But the main message of that is budgies live a long time. They’re not a couple years. They’re not a five year deal They could be potentially a 15 year deal so if you’re gonna buy a budget be prepared to care for it for a long time and be prepared to bond with it for a long time. when a budgie molts it is super super messy you will find feathers in places you did not know had any Contact with the budgie. when my Birds molt I find feathers in my pockets I find feathers at my other house I find feathers in the toilet. There are feathers everywhere. I have no idea how they get there, but molting is a — So just expect that when a bird is molting nowhere is safe from the feathers. now one last thing I would like to add before I go is that a vet fund is essential for budgies. veterinary care for birds is very expensive because Avian vets and vets that are for exotic animals are kind of hard to find and when you do find them They are expensive because they are a specialty vet, so expect to save a couple hundred dollars for vet bill if you buy a budgie because they get sick occasionally things happen And if they do happen you want to be prepared and you want to be able to pay for Expensive veterinary care if you have to. now this is an imperfect list of stuff I wanted people to know if you have anything more, tell me in the comments below. if I miss anything major I’ll pin it it will be the top comment And I will like heart Comments that I think are very good and have information that I left out So if you have a different opinion than me on some of this stuff, or if I forgot something Please let me know I love to learn about my animals I love to improve their care, and I would love to help other people improve their care So let me know anything I missed anything you disagree with me on in the comments below now usually I don’t do videos this Talkative I have sort of gone on to more personal stuff lately more hang out with my animals whatever videos But I do occasionally want to do videos like this Where I just sit down and talk and talk about information. if you like these videos let me know subscribe if you’re new to this channel if you haven’t seen me before and follow me on my social media’s which are Really, just at Gabe Varns. I don’t know why I say social medias cuz I can just tell you my handle Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this video. I hope you found it useful, and I will see you in the next one Bye, bye if I did not press record I am going You

100 thoughts on “Budgie/Parakeet Care Guide | Basic Info

  1. My cousin suggested getting the bird as a baby, not when it’s pink but when it has a feathers and can eat bird food. The reason is so it bonds with you easier and it’s easier to tame.

  2. Sometimes my budgies just don’t do anything with me and I think they hate me. I got them yesterday, and I realized their just scared.. but seriously, they can eat and drink by themselves and this is their second day! 😀 But they like eachother so I get left out ;-; when I try to thing them, the male starts doing something like he’s gonna hurt me ;-; thank god he’s in a cage.. someone halp me eeee me eme ememe e eme

  3. Can I use a a double tall critternation? Also, my petroom is the size of a ,medium bathroom wiith no window. Do I need to cover the cage at night?

  4. We are talking about budgies, but u show us a picture of finch and canary food…? Either way, this a was a helpful video! Thanks!
    Edit: Sorry, I forgot to put the time. 5:45

  5. just happened to come upon a stray budgie.. Your video has been by far the most informative and to the point one i've come across.. awesome job, thank you so much. Very helpful

  6. i have to go to my moms and dads every other week… would it be okay if my mom would take care of it for that one week?? i’m not sure

  7. My budgie is very calm and chill he is pretty quiet. But I just got him so he is probably still getting used to his new home (his name is Gerard)

  8. Ok I was wondering im getting parakeets soon and I’m getting two because I don’t think I can give all my attention with school so I don’t want it to be lonely.so if I get two do I get them at the same time or different times if different times how long before getting another?

  9. If you have to leave the birds alone for two weeks when you bought them to settle in, how can you give them new food and water every day? (You talked about this in another video where comments where disabled)

  10. Grit isnt too good for parakeets. It tears up there insides wich is very very bad so yeaaaaaa.. No grit for your bird

  11. If I put my budgie cage at my room with no sunlight at all, will they be healthy. There will be no light coming into The room

  12. You are such an entertaining person to watch ? I laughed out loud so hard when you said “I find feathers in the toilet”. My liiiiiiife with my birds ? I pulled out my server book to take an order at my serving job the other day and a few feathers followed as I pulled it out. XD

  13. I’m reading a book called “The Pearl” to my two new male budgies and they are warming up to me?, they come to the end of the cage and listen while eating. They are getting really comfortable to their new life???

  14. Hi I just wanted to say thank you for all of this incredibly helpful information! I’m a high school senior and I’m getting 2 budgies for a graduation gift in May. I’m going to be building their cage withy stepdad. I love your series and I’ve probably seen them all already!

  15. A few corrections for this video:
    Watch out when feeding lettuce to your bird. Lettuce is low in nutrition, especially iceberg, and shouldn’t be fed to them on a daily bases.
    You should never give a parakeet grit. Grit is made for bird that eat the seed whole such as canaries and finches and is harmful to parrots because they hull their seed before eating it. Grit will actually scratch up the inside of the bird’s crop.

  16. I got mine yesterday from petco and its not drinking or making noise but it interacts with me

    Edit: Its chirping but i have not seen it eats but its alive

  17. hey where do you get safe toys for your parakeets? im always so paranoid on getting my birds new toys cause they rarely say what theyre made out of

  18. I am accidentally harming my budgie. IMMA BUY HER EITHER A FRIEND OR A LOT MORE TOYS (by I accidentally harm my budgie I keep forgetting to put a blanket)

  19. I’m getting a budgie soon, I planned on getting only 1 budgie but I’m in 7th grade and I’m at school for 6 hours, I also have dance class two days a week, one class is later in the day and one class right after school. Will the budgie be okay if I play the radio like he said??

  20. For me I’m really busy and all my family members have work or uni I would put a budgie talking video on and I would put a cover on
    So that the bird that I’m about to get will not be lonely 🙂

  21. IMPORTANT WARNING FOR PET BIRD OWNERS: The food that we normally give to the canaries (and other companion birds) consisting of a "complete, balanced and top-quality seed mixture" bought in pet shops or supermarkets, makes the owners trust that their pet is well fed, but it is not like that: indeed the health of the pets is at imminent and serious risk.

    The owners of canaries, parrots, cockatoos, parakeets, nymphs, etc., WE MUST PAY ATTENTION TO DOMESTIC BIRD BREEDERS AND VETS and keep in mind that although we feed them with such a typical seed mixture, our birds are very likely in danger of suffering an unexpected, painful and practically inevitable PREMATURE DEATH BY FATTY LIVER HEPATITIS. Canaries, for example, will surely die at 4 – 6 years of age of the more than 14 that they can live.

    It is discouraging that in a time like nowadays, in which food is studied in detail for other pets such as dogs and cats, pet birds are condemned to die painfully and prematurely in so many cases. You have to warn people so they can avoid it!

    This deadly disease is very common in pet birds but owners usually don’t know or detect it in time. And we can not imagine that THE CAUSE IS IN THE FOOD ITSELF that we provide to our birds, in which such a typical mixture contains low-fat seeds such as canary seed together with other VERY fatty seeds such as niger, hemp or nabine and, in addition, the birds usually prefer to eat the fatty seeds, so that its REAL DIET is unbalanced by excessive fat, gradually causes the fatty infiltration of the liver and in a few years causes fatty liver hepatitis and PREMATURE DEATH to companion birds in general.

    It is a cruel disease that progresses silently and, when its unexpected symptoms suddenly begin, they are imprecise, easily confused with other ailments, so the owners usually postpone the visit to the vet at a time already critical for the life of the bird (besides that not all vets are trained to recognize this elusive disease, even to administer lipotropic liver protectors and regenerators in curative doses, just in case it is that and not a supposed blow). It's a process of slow and asymptomatic progression, but when their visible symptoms unexpectedly begin (acute phase) the disease accelerates.

    SYMPTOMS OF THE ACUTE PHASE OF FATTY LIVER DISEASE: First, emotional decay or progressive lack of interest, hard belly (in many specimens, with a dark spot with a half-moon shape on the belly, to see it you have to wet your fingers to remove the down), falls from the sticks of the cage that seem for "errors of calculation" and then lameness more or less accentuated (that make believe that they are by the previous falls, but both symptoms are due to that it hurts the liver), lack of flight and singing, the bird fluffs up its feathers or inclines more or less slowly; Then, within a few weeks and even in a few days, forced breathing with an open beak, remaining lying on the floor of the cage near the food, sudden spasms from time to time (which make people believe that the bird is "epileptic" or which has a "tumor" but it are twinges of pain of diseased liver), abundant greenish stools (caused by biliverdin which if it's not fasting, it means hepatic harm), then black and watery (from hepatic hemorrhages), then a strange somehow purple color of skin and beak, an exaggerated appetite and the final "improvement" of a few days (in the last phase, the already degenerated liver becomes deflated by what seems to be getting better), after which it suddenly dies among seizures (which may seem a heart infarct).

    For the first symptoms the liver has already degenerated to 80% and only an urgent (and accurate) veterinary action can save your bird and revert the liver situation. If you simply feed your bird with the loose seed mixture (even if you give it fresh fruits and vegetables and let it exercise, for example by letting it out of the cage at home), right now your pet's liver is degenerating, and neither you nor your bird know. Also the breeding paste and its pigments and sunflower seeds can attack the liver if they are taken too much or for too long. Without liver protectors, it is almost certain that your bird will prematurely die and in many cases you will not be able to determine its real cause.

    Hepatic lipidosis it's not only deadly by itself when the visible symptoms begin (sometimes even it does not warn at all until few moments before the death). Even before the acute phase it predisposes the bird to suffer infections, as it weakens the immune system. Furthermore, obese pet birds have an increased risk of many other diseases, including arthritis, heart disease and cancer. Obesity in birds it's not so apparent but it's more dangerous than in other animals like mammals.

    For these reasons, in addition to administering to the birds lipotropic and detoxifying / regenerating hepatic protectors preventatively and routinely, breeders usually make their own mixtures with low fat seeds.

    The time to act is NOW that your pet does not have yet the visible symptoms. It is necessary to ACTIVELY PREVENT THE HEPATIC DEGENERATION. Fortunately it is easy to do it: You have to substitute the mixture of loose seeds for some pellets compound feed of seeds and fruits / vegetables (preferably those that already include liver protectors), because this prevents the bird from eating mostly what it likes the most and, whatever the diet, it is ESSENTIAL to add every day to the drinking water or to the food a LIVER PROTECTOR, a lipotropic that includes the famous carnitine (which is also indicated for humans) and / or choline, lysine, betaine, methionine, threonine (and it is very convenient to supplement with another liver protector detoxifying and regenerating with milk thistle, boldo, artichoke extract). The liver protectors are amino acids, vitamins (of which they have a protective effect on the liver, such as vitamin C), fatty acids and essential oils that remove the fat from the liver, clean it, protect it and favor its recovery. They are cheap food supplements and it is essential to add them to your pet birds diet to conserve their liver. It is something that professionals as breeders and vets know, but we the owners usually don't know.

    Even, it are increasingly appearing in the market compound feed for companion birds that don’t include fatty seeds and that already include several liver protectors. But the vast majority of owners still confidently feed their birds with the typical mixture of loose seeds with little fat and other very fatty seeds… And their birds continue dying of hepatitis due to fatty liver in a large number of cases (probably, in most cases). Now we know that, as fatty liver disease develops from the daily food itself, it’s most likely THE FIRST CAUSE OF DEATH OF PET BIRDS, and more likely as the bird ages.

    Some web pages that I have found about it (in Spanish). For example, this page echoes the wrong food situation in which these animals are too often: https://www.timbrado.com/malnutricion.shtml

    And on this other page: http://www.veterinaria.org/revistas/redvet/n111110B/111004B.pdf it’s described that the clinical manifestations of hepatic diseases in ornamental birds are much more frequent than people could imagine and that in many cases they are not appreciated, progresses in a silent way and when they are evident, veterinary action may (usually) arrive late.

    To remark that, in general, practically any avian symptomatology should be considered as if it were a pathology that could be serious, and not allow the disease to develop because then it will probably be too late. To do this, we must thoroughly investigate the symptoms, take preventive measures that do not harm (such as giving liver and intestinal protectors according to the leaflet) ask for advice from veterinarians, breeders, etc. and administer the most appropriate treatment RAPIDLY, but without rushing in the treatment or with the doses in such small animals. If the days go by and the bird does not improve, it is necessary to continue investigating and, if necessary, change the medication in an informed and contrasted manner. Doing nothing or stopping research usually ends up with the bird dead, but acting without being sure of what is done and in what dose, it likely ends the same way. Finally, it is necessary to obtain and confirm the sufficient veterinary experience and have the serenity to determine in each case whether it is convenient to hasten to do and / or administer what medicine and in what dose, or if it is better not to do and let the situation evolve without medicating for the time being, or according to the medication that has already been administered.

    And that a limp in a bird is not always an injury caused by a blow, but the symptom of a disease of some organ (usually the liver or an intestinal disease) that needs to be discovered and treated as soon as possible. When in doubt, change diet to one with the lowest possible fats (only birdseed, or birdseed with other low-fat seeds such as millet, chia, fresh fruits and vegetables) and administer lipotropic and regenerating liver protectors in curative doses immediately … although nothing could foreshadow a fatal outcome. Acidcare also has protective properties of the intestinal mucosa and stimulants of the immune system. In doses according to the leaflet do not cause damage and will surely save the life of your bird (if it is not too late).

    Hopefully these comments will be useful to save your pet birds from an absurd death and to keep them with a basic wellness.

  22. so i binge budgie videos 90% of the time im on youtube and I had no idea they needed some of the things on this list. thank you sm Gabe.

    although i'll probably never get a bird no matter how much i want one, this video was super cute.

  23. I cant seem to find a big enough cage for mine to fly in so i am planning to make one for him so that he will have plenty of room to play and fly around in but what would be the best way like how tall and how wide i really would like to now what size i should make the cage for him his my baby boy and i just got him not too long ago his been in a biggish cage but i want to make one for him so that it will be a lot bigger and have plently of things to do

  24. No offense,i love your video,but:

    You look like a boy your voice is a bit like a girl.
    What are ya? A boy or a girl?

  25. I have 2 and imma have to give them away because they drop this dust that can cause serious lung damage. I fr cried. ??

  26. Why are some birds untameable I had a bird for a year and I couldn't touch it had a different bird for 3 days and it was on my hand by the 4th day

  27. I don’t know if it is a bad idea to get a budgie from Petco because they aren’t like a local breeder or some shit like that but I can’t find a breeder near me. Is it fine or nah?

  28. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get cuttlebones for parakeets? also any tips becuase in going to get one soon and need all the help i can get lolol.

  29. I used to feed my birds grit too (I've had 10 budgies over the years) but parrots don't need grit because unlike pigeons (who need grit) because their hooked shaped beaks allow them to remove the husks from the seeds. Other birds like pigeons can't do this and therefore need grit to help break down the husks in their stomachs.

  30. So, I'm thinking about getting a Blue Parakeet. But, I live in a very "extreme season" part of California. When it Hot, It's HOT. 100+ degrees almost everyday during summer. While winter, Is pretty consistent in the 50 or below range. The house is usually about 20 degrees cooler/warmer during those times. Would I have anything to worry about in those conditions?

  31. Okay So I'm trying to get a budgie, but my stepmom is on edge because she wants to know what I would do when I go to a sleepover, etc. Tips?

  32. My budgie hates me when I try to get him out of his cage but once he is out he is perfectly fine with me ??. Also, my bird refuses to live with other birds. He lived with one when I first got him but they never got along and the bird he was with was a very social bird. Sadly that bird died last year but we didn’t get another one because he is an introvert.

  33. Basically,
    Treat a parakeet like a baby that your babysitting for a very rich family that will sue you if their child has a scratch on them.

  34. Hai Guys.. Im budgie lover from Indonesia..
    I looked for a friend of a bird to exchange experiences in the budgie field..Look at my collection on YouTube, don't forget to subscribe, coment, like.. Thank for friend of all birds lovers ?

  35. I have a family dog, but my own pets are a betta fish and a spider.
    These are like pets for stupid people because they require little and all you need is to provide them with their basic needs.
    I really want a snake and birds would have been my final animal on my pet care chart thing.. with fish being easiest, reptiles intermediate and birds being probably most difficult.
    Sine my parents don’t like snakes I’m straight up jumping to birbs. Birbs are fun.

  36. You don't no what your on about I'm a professional budgie keeper thay only need a 20 by 40 inch cage budgies are ment to be out for at least 8 hours a day if you carnt do that rooteen don't get one don't give fake information to pepole big cage scare the budgie and give it night problems because thay don't feal secure and safe my pet budgie is no My sholder 14 hours a day and gets meal in between thay take no work just need affection and love and a good old terning rooteen big cages kill your budgie cause of stress and will most likely have a stroke from to big of an areya that's wy pepoles birds last five years and not 15 or 20 my budgie is 5 years old an fine like the day I got him people you need 20 by 40 inch let you budgie get used to it's new home for about 2 weeks then begin terning progress

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