Wife found a little parakeet

bridgeport

By Morrow Church. She posted on Facebook too. Anyone missing a little yellow bird?


Veronica

There's a colony on Memorial Park, so if no one claims it, it's yours.


Morganna

How is he with being handled? If he seems calm, probably someone's pet. I grew up with those little guys. I'm sure someone on MOL will want to adopt him.


marylago
Copihue said:

There's a colony on Memorial Park, so if no one claims it, it's yours.

Colony of little yellow parakeets? I know there are monk parakeets, but they are neither little nor yellow...


lynnl199

We found one on a Sunday a few years ago. We used a laundry basket on the kitchen floor to hold it since we didn't have a cage. Never found the owner and animal control told us it is common in vacation time ...some don't want to pay to board them.


snowmom

About 8 yrs ago, I found a similar bird [domestic parakeet] eating crumbs along with some sparrows.  It appeared that he had probably escaped someone's home and was unlikely to be recovered.  I picked him up, drove a block to the pet store and bought him a cage.   Shortly thereafter I took pity on him , assuming he was lonely, I got a second bird, this one had been abandoned to a pet store.  Thought he was the same gender, I was wrong.  We raised 4 generations of parakeets.   Had to surrender all but two after I had surgery [a bird sanctuary in southern NJ]; the two remaining budgies are my kitchen pals oh oh

Moral of the story: birds do it.  Make sure you know their gender!


marylago
snowmom said:

About 8 yrs ago, I found a similar bird [domestic parakeet] eating crumbs along with some sparrows.  It appeared that he had probably escaped someone's home and was unlikely to be recovered.  I picked him up, drove a block to the pet store and bought him a cage.   Shortly thereafter I took pity on him , assuming he was lonely, I got a second bird, this one had been abandoned to a pet store.  Thought he was the same gender, I was wrong.  We raised 4 generations of parakeets.   Had to surrender all but two after I had surgery [a bird sanctuary in southern NJ]; the two remaining budgies are my kitchen pals <img src=">

Moral of the story: birds do it.  Make sure you know their gender!

grin) Great story!


Morganna
snowmom said:

About 8 yrs ago, I found a similar bird [domestic parakeet] eating crumbs along with some sparrows.  It appeared that he had probably escaped someone's home and was unlikely to be recovered.  I picked him up, drove a block to the pet store and bought him a cage.   Shortly thereafter I took pity on him , assuming he was lonely, I got a second bird, this one had been abandoned to a pet store.  Thought he was the same gender, I was wrong.  We raised 4 generations of parakeets.   Had to surrender all but two after I had surgery [a bird sanctuary in southern NJ]; the two remaining budgies are my kitchen pals <img src=" src="/res/static/common/plugins/redactor/emoticons/1.0/images/1.gif" unselectable="on">

Moral of the story: birds do it.  Make sure you know their gender!

I was told as a kid that the males have a blue cere, that little nose above their beak. Although as babies they all have slightly blue "noses." Then the female's turns pink as she matures. Of course by then it may be too late!


Veronica

I wanna see a pic of the yellow parakeet.  Does it have a name?  is it a boy or a girl?  I want a parakeet too after reading this thread.


author
Copihue said:

I wanna see a pic of the yellow parakeet.  Does it have a name?  is it a boy or a girl?  I want a parakeet too after reading this thread.

They are enjoyable pets.  Be advised that they are flock animals.  If you get only one ,  it is wise to spend a lot of time interacting with him or her.  They will consider you as one of them.

Frequently it is better to get two in order to provide companionship for each other.

I started with one,  left with me by the woman in my life.  After a few days I suspected the bird wanted to mate.   Went to Pet Smart in Millburn where I met with Marcellus..............their bird expert.  I bought

a young male and he set me up for only a few dollars with a sort of mating and egg laying bird house

that went in the cage with them.   Soon I had 3 more young ones.  Tried it one more time a year

later with other birds that produced 7 of all colors   Bought a few more over time and today

I keep 15 budgies.

They are practically sun worshipers .  Every morning at sun rise they begin their chirping and chorus.

They are beautiful.............like tropical fish .   They are my buddy/budgies


Morganna
author said:
Copihue said:

I wanna see a pic of the yellow parakeet.  Does it have a name?  is it a boy or a girl?  I want a parakeet too after reading this thread.

They are enjoyable pets.  Be advised that they are flock animals.  If you get only one ,  it is wise to spend a lot of time interacting with him or her.  They will consider you as one of them.

Frequently it is better to get two in order to provide companionship for each other.

I started with one,  left with me by the woman in my life.  After a few days I suspected the bird wanted to mate.   Went to Pet Smart in Millburn where I met with Marcellus..............their bird expert.  I bought

a young male and he set me up for only a few dollars with a sort of mating and egg laying bird house

that went in the cage with them.   Soon I had 3 more young ones.  Tried it one more time a year

later with other birds that produced 7 of all colors   Bought a few more over time and today

I keep 15 budgies.

They are practically sun worshipers .  Every morning at sun rise they begin their chirping and chorus.

They are beautiful.............like tropical fish .   They are my buddy/budgies

St. Hubert's often has them for adoption. I volunteered recently and took a peek in their small critter room but there were no budgies.

 My mother was so sweet that she let me have them as a child even though she was phobic about their flying near her. I loved the sound of their scolding.

The last parakeet that I had was sick for a long time which was heartbreaking so I didn't get another bird.

I was thinking of trying again, as I have a room that I could let him fly around. Do you run into a lot of upper respiratory?

If I was closer to the bird rescues I would volunteer.


author
Morganna said:
author said:
Copihue said:

I wanna see a pic of the yellow parakeet.  Does it have a name?  is it a boy or a girl?  I want a parakeet too after reading this thread.

They are enjoyable pets.  Be advised that they are flock animals.  If you get only one ,  it is wise to spend a lot of time interacting with him or her.  They will consider you as one of them.

Frequently it is better to get two in order to provide companionship for each other.

I started with one,  left with me by the woman in my life.  After a few days I suspected the bird wanted to mate.   Went to Pet Smart in Millburn where I met with Marcellus..............their bird expert.  I bought

a young male and he set me up for only a few dollars with a sort of mating and egg laying bird house

that went in the cage with them.   Soon I had 3 more young ones.  Tried it one more time a year

later with other birds that produced 7 of all colors   Bought a few more over time and today

I keep 15 budgies.

They are practically sun worshipers .  Every morning at sun rise they begin their chirping and chorus.

They are beautiful.............like tropical fish .   They are my buddy/budgies

St. Hubert's often has them for adoption. I volunteered recently and took a peek in their small critter room but there were no budgies.

 My mother was so sweet that she let me have them as a child even though she was phobic about their flying near her. I loved the sound of their scolding.

The last parakeet that I had was sick for a long time which was heartbreaking so I didn't get another bird.

I was thinking of trying again, as I have a room that I could let him fly around. Do you run into a lot of upper respiratory?

If I was closer to the bird rescues I would volunteer.

I think I have had my budgies about 3 years now.  No problems at all with upper respiratory or other 

health matters.   They are a pleasure although they tend to throw some seed shells that they hull while feeding to the outside of their cages.  Requires frequent sweeping and vacuuming.   With only one or two 

you should have no problem in the mornings.  My 15 little guys greet the sun as early as 5:30 in the morning during the winter and later in the warm weather months.

Of course going away for more than a day requires a friend or neighbor to stop by and feed and check on their water

Far more pluses than minuses.  You will love them




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