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Novice Bird Man #430347 12/30/15 06:02 AM
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12/27/15 I found a parakeet in the grass behind my office. I live in the Tidewater area of Virginia and, fortunately, the weather has been very mild. I dropped a soft cloth over the bird, gently placed it in a box and then went to Petco. It now has a nice cage, food, water, toys, and cuttle bone. Should I get it a companion? I am not sure of the sex but have been told that because of the absence of markings on its beak it is a female or a very young male. It appears full grown to me. If I posted photos could you help me determine the sex? I am new to this forum and do not know how to post photos yet. I wish this little bird to be happy and healthy. Thank you and I look forward to your advice.

Re: Novice Bird Man [Re: stepheng] #430350 12/30/15 08:30 PM
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First I would contact local vets and make sure this isn't a child's beloved pet. It should go back to its owner if it can! A child might be crying herself to sleep every night right now.

If you truly cannot find the owner for it, then it needs to go to a vet and get thoroughly checked out before anything else.

After the vet checkup I would hand train it before taking any other steps.

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Re: Novice Bird Man [Re: stepheng] #430354 01/03/16 07:38 AM
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Yes, please take to the vet first for a check up. then start hand training. All the information you need about how to care for the bird can be found on this site. You might have to scroll though a few messages, but everything you need is there.

Good luck.

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