Can domestic finches and parakeets live in the same cage?
I absolutely would not recommend keeping finches and budgies together. You should keep birds of the same species or at least family together. Finches are much smaller than budgies, and cannot defend themselves should the budgie decide to attack. Budgies can take off a finch's foot or beak. The same goes for keeping budgies with birds bigger then them. Budgies can suffer a similar fate, with missing toes and beaks, from a bird only a little bigger than them, such as a...
Asked in Care of Birds, Bird Behavior, Parrots
Do female budgies fight together?
Yes. There are a few reasons to why they might fight: If you have two females and a male together in a cage/aviary, the females may fight over the male. Or, if two female budgies are preparing to lay eggs and there is only one nestbox available, they may fight each other for it. ...
Asked in Ducks
Why do ruddy ducks have blue beaks?
The males only have blue beaks during the summer. Since summer and spring is their breeding time, I guess it's to attract mates or to let the females know that they are males, but they have many other ways to let the females know they are males. ...
What is the difference between a male and a female parakeet?
This cannot be answered simply, because there is actually no specific breed of bird called a "parakeet". The term "parakeet" is a generalised term to cover numerous species of smaller, long-tailed parrots, specifically budgies, lorikeets or cockatiels. If you are really talking about budgies, which is the bird most commonly referred to in the States as a "parakeet", then a mature male tends to have a deep blue cere, which is the waxy bit above the beak where the bird's nostrils are. Males...
What color kittens do you get if you mate a male lilac color point cat and a blue female?
You will get blue kittens only unless mum carries chocolate, and then you will get blue and lilac kittens. ...