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Parakeets love to be stroked and held and want to interact with their Pet Parents as much as possible. They require at least one hour or more of daily interaction. Smart and easily trained, these birds should be taught basic commands such as "step up" onto your hand and "step down" when putting them back into their cage. This will ensure easier handling. Their friendly, loving personalities make parakeets great companion pets. With practice, you can even teach your parakeet to say a variety of words.
Things to remember
Feed her 3-4 teaspoons per day of a pellet or seed-based, fortified parakeet diet.
Before purchasing, be aware that a parakeet requires a long-term commitment of approximately 10-15 years.
Be sure to provide a cuttle bone or mineral block in your parakeet's cage at all times.
Your parakeet's cage must be large enough for her to comfortably stretch her wings, climb and play with her toys. The bigger the cage, the better. The cage should provide a secure area where she feels safe, but she should also be allowed out of the cage for socialization.
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