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Re: Is it a myth? Female versus Male keets

Posted by jill on 11/16/05
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    dear cassie,
    yes it is true that females tend to be very broody and somewhat difficult.
    it can however be overcome with alot of love and patients. they never stop
    being broody and difficult but they will become alot more tollerant of will get to where she won't bite when held and she will
    ride a birds like sholders much better than fingers. letting
    her take baths is an excellant idea as well, not all birds like the bath but
    the ones who do should have access to one. sounds like you are doing rather
    nicely with her. i would google "female parakeets and learn what you can
    about your new, moody friend...good luck, jill

    On 11/15/05, Cassie wrote:
    > I'm glad too. I get cranky when I get a paper-cut, so I can only wonder
    > what he's feeling. I have to wait until leter to pick up the meds, as the
    > vet told me she has an emergency surgery at 3:00, and she wants to give me
    > a good dose of medicine ready to give when I get home. She has it mixed
    > in the refridgerator- Dycural I think is what she called it.
    > The respitory infection just seems to be the outcome of the previous home
    > due to uncleanliness, as Dr Buck cannot find a substantial cause.
    > However, I have done a little research on budgies and color and sex and
    > such... Is it true that females can be more agressive and snotty?
    > Ginger's nose has purple on the sides on the very edges of the cere, but
    > the blue is slowly turning a brown-ish color. Would this indicate a female?
    > My research is basicly saying that some females have a tendency of having
    > a "bug up their butt" and it's just their nature, from what some owners
    > breeders have dealt with- people thinking that the bird is unhealthy when
    > they exude devilish behavior, but just end up being little feathered
    > One website even stated they do not sell female parakeets because they are
    > fairly mean (I did not purchase from this person, for one, what do they do
    > with all the born females???) and one breeder told me the same thing when
    > called for prices. I did not buy from that breeder either because I
    > it was a load of hooey.
    > Unfortunately, the breeders I really trust are either retired, out of
    > buisness or just do not breed anything smaller then a cockatiel.
    > On 11/15/05, Jessica wrote:
    >> Cassie,
    >> Oh good! What a relief that your Ginger was tested negative for PBFD.
    >> Funny... I once had a cinnamon colored lovebird I named Ginger.
    >> Anyway, it sounds like you have a good handle on things from your end.
    >> Taking your birds to the vet and having them tested for various illnesses
    >> was the best thing you could have done. I'm happy that your vet ran
    >> blood tests and could find only a Vitamin A deficiency. I'm sorry to
    >> hear, however, that the extreme clip the breeder gave your keet has
    >> caused so many other problems. :( How sad.
    >> Hearing all about what your keet is going through, I think to myself "no
    >> wonder she's a little cranky!" Don't give up on her! Perhaps she will
    >> come around with a little time, attention, and love. I know I sure can
    >> feel awful cranky when I'm not feeling in good health.