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  1. General Budgie Talk
    Hello all,this is my first post here,though I've been a big fan of your site for years. I have a male budgie who's 1 year and 5 months and I'm going to get him a new young female companion soon (however I have read extensively on how great male companions are as well, and of course how to...
  2. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hi all I've just recently brought home my first and only budgie, called winston :lovie 1: He's been home around 3 weeks and is starting to settle in. If I rub his belly, he jumps on a stick and flys around the room every other day. Appears to be happy, not chirping much yet though. Anyway...
  3. Your Budgie's Health
    Hello fellow Talk Budgies members! I am new to birds and will soon be caring for a green budgie -- who was named Nino by my boyfriend and I. :green budgie: I have read through many of the forum's stickies, but am still unsure of and concerned for Nino's health. A bit of info beforehand: My bf...
  4. General Budgie Talk
    Hey guys, so my budgies have feather mites. I have this product called "SMITE powder", which claims to be organic, harmless to animals, contains no chemicals and can be mixed with water. I'm just wondering if anyone has ever used this on their budgies as liquid? Is this product safe? I'm...
  5. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hello guys! So I was next to my budgies' cage, and I noticed a feather on the floor. When I picked it up I noticed something extremely strange about it. There are brown specs next to the middle part of the feather (that thick string looking thing). And a bit on some feather parts. Are these...
  6. Diseases and Illnesses
    Species: Parakeet/Budgerigar Age: ~9 months I have noticed, about 2 months ago, that my budgie had started to grow crust on the beak. I was unsure if this was normal, as I had read that during breeding season the ceres of females usually get crusty. However, I am still unsure of the sex of the...
  7. Diseases and Illnesses
    This is my first budgie I picked him up from an aviary and I've had him for about a month. Today I noticed that his cere and his beak look a bit crusty. Could this be mites? if so, what are some good tips for treating this? Bearing in mind he's only just become ok with perching on my hand.
  8. Your Budgie's Health
    Afternoon everyone! Today I was changing the water in Darwin's cage when I noticed the infamous red dot in the water.Not going to lie that I cursed to myself a few times because I thought I had finally got rid of these pests. Nope! I got Darwin of my mother, and she was being kept in the same...
  9. Diseases and Illnesses
    I've been noticing a few little crawling dots on the base of Billy's cage lately :( Some are so tiny you can barely see them, and some are a bit bigger (but still tiny). They look black, although being so small I guess they could be red or brown too. I'm assuming they're mites... Billy's not...
  10. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hi everybody! I'm new to this forum and I opened an account because I need a quick advise of an expert. First of all I'm an international student doing my BA in China. I got a two month old budgie; he's very interactive and inquisitive like every healthy, drops typical poops, has completely...
  11. Your Budgie's Health
    Hi everyone I've had my little boy budgie just over a week, and he's about 8 weeks old. I got him from an independent pet shop. He has been scratching regularly around his neck, maybe every half an hour and I'm not sure that it's just preening. Could he have something wrong? I can't see mites...
  12. Diseases and Illnesses
    I've had my albino parakeet for a few years now. We found this little bird outside, so I have very little information about age, etc. Normally the cere is a soft, light pink, but today it's dark and crusty. I've been reseraching the condition and I don't see any other signs of mites, but I'm...
  13. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hello, I came here so I could possibly get some help, I am worried about my lovely male budgie, Kiwi. -Background Info- He will have his 1st birthday in 2 weeks. We got him from a breeder and we tamed him ourselves. We go on holiday every summer. It is a 3 day drive so we do not think its...
  14. Your Budgie's Health
    Hey guys! I've been lurking around here for a long time. It's such a great place for knowledge. I currently have 4 budgies...this is Gummy. And I'm not sure if he's just molting (I'm pretty sure he IS molting) or if he is and also has scaly face mites? Or any other kind of mites? None of my...
  15. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hello everyone, and especially to everyone who helped me out a number of weeks ago when I initially posted this thread : http://talkbudgies.com/diseases-illnesses/271234-healthy-beak-2.html Since then and the application of the medicine Jim's Beak has improved no end, and looks to be pretty...
  16. Diseases and Illnesses
    Hi there, I'm new here but I just wanted to call on some well experienced help. My budgie is about 9 months old, called Jim and basically I just wanted to check if his beak looked OK, I have read and seen horror stories about Scaly Beak and mites and the like and just wanted some advice...
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