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|02.19.12||We have implemented a new mobile version of our main page! Did you know that approximately one quarter of our traffic now comes from mobile devices? Since mobile device detection isn't fool-proof, we have also added a button to switch from the mobile to the full version of our site and back. We will soon be setting up mobile formatting for our other pages as well. Please let us know if you encounter any compatibility or layout issues on your mobile device!|
|02.12.12||Good news! Our new Budgie & Parakeet Place web store is now open. See it here!
And guess what? We've also added a new forum to our website, a place to discuss budgies and get your questions answered by not only the site moderators, but also by other experienced budgie owners. Be one of the first people to join our new forum!
|02.07.12||Major update coming soon: We will be adding a new online store at The Budgie & Parakeet Place! Grand opening is scheduled for Friday 02.10.12! Check here for more details. Added a Budgie Names Around the World box to the Basics page and added Google Translate to many of our pages. Going to be adding in some new DIY soon, and looking at some other updates. We'll be tyring to answer submitted questions again, and we're considering adding a forum so more people can get help with their budgie questions.|
|08.31.10||Buffy now has his own Facebook page. Click here to add him to your friends!|
|08.10.10||Success! I have made it through all of the Budgie DIY submissions. Check out the Budgie DIY page to see all the new additions, including ideas for toys, play gyms, recipes, and more! To submit your own, click here. Some submissions were skipped but I may go back to these and add a few of them still. Possible reasons I skip submissions is if they are unclear or similar to something previously submitted. If you submitted a DIY and it didn't get added, feel free to resubmit, and make sure it is clear, unique, and bird-safe! The next areas I may work on include the genetics section and taming section. Feel free to let me know your ideas for this website!|
|08.04.10||I added some long-awaited information on teaching your budgie to talk in the Taming and Talking section. I will continuing to add to the Budgie DIY section this summer, and hopefully some other neat updates!|
|07.26.10||I have been working on adding submissions to the Budgie DIY page! I am enjoying seeing your guys' wonderful and creative ideas and recipes. I hope to get through my entire backlog. Thanks to everyone who submitted their budgie DIY's.|
|07.24.10||Updated the links page, removed broken links, updated moved pages, and linked GeoCities pages to their archived pages. I will have some free time this summer, so I plan on updating the Budgie DIY (do-it-yourself) page with submissions from Budgie and Parakeet Place fans, so keep an eye out! (Oh and I found some of my lost fonts online, yay!)|
|07.07.09||I am working on the Budgie DIY (do it yourself) page, adding great ideas that have been submitted by Budgie Place fans. I have a bit of free time this summer and hope to get as many good DIY submissions up as possible. To submit your own budgie DIY, click here.
By the way, I'm thinking of making a genetics calculator for the website. Shouldn't be too hard, but it may take some time. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in or if you have any other ideas for this site!
|06.02.07||I've set up the new section, Budgie DIY (do it yourself). I've got one entry so far, my very own DIY for replacing flimsy cuttlebone clips. My plan is that the page will be populated by submissions from budgie owners the world over. To submit your own budgie DIY, click here.
Whoops, I'm a little embarassed because I left behind the custom fonts I was using for my graphics when I got a new computer. So now a few new items on the main page don't exactally match, but it's okay because I'm planning on rearranging things anyway.
|04.15.07||I've done a few minor updates. A new video on the Budgie Behavior page of my budgie Rho bathing using a wet leaf of kale. Also I've added a new site search feature on the main page. It's a Google powered search of this website, which will make it easier to find information you might be looking for. Test it out, and if you have any suggestions just let me know.
Also, I'm still working on developing the new DIY section. It's been hard to find time (and energy) to do updates since I've gotten a new job for which I have to commute 3 to 4 hours round-trip every day! So please be patient, thanks!
|09.26.06||I've created a new article called Advanced: Budgie Care. It is a more in-depth and comprehensive look at budgie care than before seen at The Budgie and Parakeet Place. Check it out, it's really detailed, and I'll probably be adding to it just a little over time. I will also be adding a new section soon called Budgie DIY that will include recipies and instructions for making your own budgie treats and budgie toys, etc. Most of the items included will be submitted by viewers, so if you have any ideas to help me get the section started, let me know!|
|08.17.06||It's been a while since I've been able to update the site, due to many things going on, some very bad, some very good. Today I did minor updates to the links page. I added a few new links that had been submitted, and also checked for any broken links. There is a new links section for sites with budgie, parakeet, and bird products available. Remember if you have a site you would like listed, submit it to me for review.
I plan on doing more updates soon, so check back!
|06.03.06||The Budgie & Parakeet Place now has its own domain name! The page is completely up and running on the new server, so it's time for everyone to update their bookmarks to the new URL: http://www.budgieplace.com/ There should now be no more problems with pages randomly failing to load or with pictures/graphics randomly failing to load.
I've also updated a few of the FAQ's and added a couple new ones. Over the next few days I will continue to do small updates to the site and probably add a few more FAQ's.
|05.25.06||There is a new feature included in The Basics: An Intro to Budgies. It's called the "New Budgie Checklist" and it's a printable list of everything a soon-to-be new budgie owner needs to buy and set up before bringing their bird home, as well as a guide to picking the right budgie. It's a PDF document, which requires Adobe Acrobat to read and print, and a Microsoft Word version is also available.|
|05.20.06||The Budgie & Parakeet Place photo album has been updated. It now includes pictures of all of my current budgies as well as photo albums to flip through. I actually did this update about a month ago but forgot to log it here on the "What's New" page. Today I also added links to meet my other pets, Ashley, Emmy, and Bloopy. Check it out at the Album.|
|03.05.06||I have added several new rare varieties that were not included before to the Budgie Colors/Mutations page. I have obtained photos for most of them already thanks to the courtesy of several people who are credited under each lent photo. The new varieties listed include saddleback, slate, anthracite, blackface, and mottled.|
|02.25.06||I have started to write the new Taming and Talking section. So far I have a basic training regimen. I will continue to update the section as well as add an article on teaching your budgie to talk.
I have also done some minor updates to the Budgie Colors/Mutations page and Breeding page over the last two months.
|12.29.05||I added genetics information on all the varieties on the Budgie Colors and Mutations section. The basic genetics info is listed under every variety's description, but you can also click on the link to view a more detailed description on the genetics and inheritance patterns.
I also updated the Budgie Links page.
|12.23.05||I added a brand new Breeding section to The Budgie and Parakeet Place. Should be a relatively complete information source for anyone who wants to breed budgies.|
|12.09.05||The Frequently Asked Questions section has been updated. I went through all the information on each page and updated it and added to it, got rid of broken links, etc. I also added a couple of new topics. I will continue to add some new information to some existing topics and add new topics as well.|
|11.20.05||I updated and re-did the "Budgie Colors and Mutations" section. Lots of info and lots of pictures. I still need a couple more pictures and also I need to add information on genetics.|
|09.30.05||I did a small update to the "Your Budgie's Age" section. It is now a little more clear and easier to follow.|
|09.16.05||I updated the basic care section, now called "The Basics." It is now much more informative and is geared especially to those who either want to get a budgie or are new budgie owners and looking to learn about basic budgie care.|
|07.20.01||Hello my neglected page viewers! Well, as those of you subscribed to my e-mail list may know, I've been working on getting this page fully functional. It's going to take a lot of work, but now that school's out I'll have plenty of time to dedicate to this page. Yesterday I updated the Budgie Links Section. The page is now in tables and I got rid of broken links, and added a few new ones. Today, I fixed the Frequently Asked Questions section. I realized that all of the FAQ links were broken and some of the FAQ pages weren't even linked at all, so I went through the HTML of all the FAQ pages, and they should be completely functional. Thank you for your patience as I update and fix all of the rest of the pages.|
|08.15.00||I just finished updating the budgie links section. I got rid of all the broken links, and I added a bunch of new ones from my add-a-link program. I also did some extensive reorganizing! Enjoy the new and improved Budgie Links section.|
|08.15.00||I am planning lots of updates to this site. I know that I haven't been updating at all lately, but I have been extremely busy. I hope this summer I can get some real work done here.|
|09.20.99||Added the "Budgie FAQ List" to provide extra help in answering budgie related questions: Budgie FAQ|
|09.08.99||Added the "Budgie Hints, Tips and Updates" subscription list. Now budgie owners can get the latest tips on raising happy and healthy budgies... Subscribe!|
|10.08.98||The budgies are having babies! Come and check out our breeding charts of our current nests.|
|07.08.98||There's a whole new look at The Budgie Place! The main page has been totally reorganized and is easier to navigate. Hope you like it.|
|07.01.98||I have added a new section about Taming Your Budgie! All about gaining trust and finger training your budgie.|
|06.06.98||A new section has been added: Determining the Age of Your Budgie. If you're not sure how old your budgie is, be sure to go to this section of my page!|
|05.02.98||I added a new section to my page, Plants That are Toxic/Nontoxic to Birds. They are in alphabetical order by their common names, and I plan to add their scientific names also in the future.|
|03.29.98||Yea!!! I got some pictures of my birds Grapes, Opal, Coconut, and Butter. These pictures anen't very good, quality wise, and their only temporary until I can take pictures with a better camera. Go see them!!! ~Pictures~|
|03.27.98||Added a page with pictures of Persephonie's babies to the second picture page. They're really adorable: Persephonie and Apollo's Babies|
|03.25.98||I revised the Budgie Care Tips page! I totally reformatted it and added a table and everything. Come see: Budgie Care Tips|
|03.25.98||I updated the budgie link page and added some more budgie pages to it. I also ordered with the better pages at the top. Budgie Links|
|12.15.97||I added a new section to my page! It includes all the basic budgie colors of the green and blue series'. Find out what color your budgies are! Basic Budgie Colors|
|11.24.97||I'm am SO mad!!! The digital camera I ordered has not come in yet, and I'm missing the oppertunity to take pictures! Well, here are the things I hope to have pictures of soon: Opal and Grapes second clutch, Persephonie and Apollo's 1st clutch of eggs, a pair of English budgie's eggs, and another pair's eggs (a English and a loaned bird). I also want desperately to get new pictures of all 34 of my budgies! Yes, 34. A lot more than what I first had. Oh well, I'll let everyone know when the pictures come In.|
|11.24.97||Yes, I changed the background. I was getting sick of the other one. Enjoy!|
|09.30.97||I added the baby budgie's chirping onto the sound page! It's so cute, so go there to hear it: Budgie Sounds|
|09.28.97||I added a page that will help you determine whether your budgie is a male or female. To go there, click on the link: Is my budgie a male or female?|
|08.20.97||I'm so excited! Opal & Grapes (don't have pictures yet) have laid 6 eggs so far, and the first will hatch on the 25th. They're very tiny! Opal is being a very good mommy, and Grapes is a proud father of 6! Last night I went to a budgie meeting and they were talking about violets! (My absolute favorite) Then, at the raffle, I won a BEAUTIFUL violet normal English budgie! He's 3 years old, and I plan to breed violets now for show. So now my flock consists of 9 birds: Persephonie, Diamonds, Apollo, (Ruffles is my brother's bird), Grapes, Opal, Blueberries, Coconut, Butter, and Johnny! I named him after the person who donated him to the raffle. Well, the pictures turned out AWFUL! I think now I'll borrow someone's digital camera so I won't have to do this over again. Well, come back often!|
|07.15.97||Yea!!! For my birthday I got an albino budgie. She is all white with red eyes and no markings. I still haven't gotten my pictures up yet, but I promise to shortly! I updated my pages today, so I hope you like it even better than before!|
|06.05.97||I added the Budgie Sounds and Budgie Funnies section. Check them out and send me an e-mail if you like them! PS- Those pictures ARE coming, now I just have to get them onto the computer, then the Internet. Check in regularly for updates!|
|05.23.97||Guess What!!! I just got two new birds! I'm so excited! One is a opaline yellowface skyblue. She loves to have her cheeks scratched. The other one is a violet factor cobalt blue normal. He is so pretty! Coming soon are pictures of them all. I can't wait! Be sure to check in often for updates!|
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