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I need help! #429974 08/07/15 11:42 AM
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I have never had a Parakeet, but I saw one flying around my feeder. I caught it. It layed an egg. She is very upset that I caught her, but I knew enough to know our climate will kill her this winter. Now I have this beautiful, very mad Parakeet and I have never done this before. I would love to keep her. What do I do about the egg? She is not having anything to do with it. Any advice would be very appreciated.

Re: I need help! [Re: Victoriayahner] #429976 08/07/15 06:57 PM
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Victoria -

First, it is wonderful that you brought the parakeet in! Did you try asking around local vets to see if anybody had lost theirs? That would definitely be the first step. There could be a sad child out there whose beloved pet is now saved!


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Re: I need help! [Re: Victoriayahner] #429977 08/07/15 07:04 PM
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Yes, I have asked around and nobody has called. I was worried about the egg. I don't know if another bird would have bread with her or if she just laid an egg. She is so unhappy should I get her another bird. I am an animal lover and I could never let her die out there. If nobody claims her. I want to make sure I take the best care of her. What do I do about the egg?

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Re: I need help! [Re: Victoriayahner] #429979 08/07/15 07:14 PM
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The egg most likely is infertile and won't hatch. Especially if she isn't laying more. I wouldn't worry about the egg right now. Your first step is to take her to a vet and make sure she's healthy and doesn't need any special medication because of what she's gone through. Definitely do NOT get another bird right now. You need to make sure this one is fully healthy first!


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Re: I need help! [Re: Victoriayahner] #429989 08/13/15 03:07 AM
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1. I believe I saw that you live in Bensalem. My neighbors recently caught a parakeet landing on our porches. I find it suspicious and coincidental that both, you and I, have seen keets loose in this community. Your female with egg is probably an indication that she was let go by someone who had too many keets and are letting them breed? Probably nothing more than a "dumb human trick". If you take to to WHS, they will only keep a lost and found for 48 hours before adopting out or gassing.
2. I take my keet to Dr. Esteban Baeza. We are lucky to have this small animal vet in our neighborhood. He will teach you that they eat everything. Feeding only seed kills them. They are supposed to live 15 to 20 years on a balanced diet. Mine was raised on Tropamix (I buy it from The Green Parrot in Tullytown). In the meantime, I keep making birdie salads (no avocadoes), presenting a variety of fruits, brown rice, etc.
3. Your bird should stay quarantined. My rescue parakeet was from the WHS. He has an advanced case of mites. I give him water containing medicine daily. I mix it every 5 days. Easy to do.
4. Parakeets are very intelligent and talk. Go see Disco on YouTube
5. Hope this information helps. Tweet! Tweet!

Re: I need help! [Re: Victoriayahner] #430018 08/23/15 02:52 PM
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GET RID OF THE EGG, SHE WON'T FERTILIZE IT. HAVE YOU BOUGHT A CAGE AND READ THIS SITE TO SEE HOW TO CARE FOR HER? LOTS OF GOOD TIPS. SHE'S NOT MAD YOU CAUGHT HER, SHE'S PROBABLY SCARED. THANK YOU TAKING CARE OF HER! TAKE HER TO A VET TO GET CHECKED OUT.

Re: I need help! [Re: Victoriayahner] #430034 08/25/15 10:41 PM
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Yup a vet is definitely a key step!


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