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  1. BabyBirdMa

    Parakeet Going Into Trance?

    So as you know: One of my Parakeets, Heisinbird has terminal Cancer, a tumor in his back near his kidneys that is too big to operate on. He was initially given only a week to live but thankfully, has miraculously lived longer with the tumor growing more slowly than expected. However, I still...
  2. M

    Should I get my conure a friend?

    Hi :) I had two green cheek conures, Rio and Coco. Unfortunately, Rio passed away around three weeks ago, leaving Coco by herself. Rio was a very quiet bird who enjoyed being with Coco. He was not fully trained and was quite scared of humans, so he would always follow Coco around the house and...
  3. mori100

    Antisocial budgie? concerned with behavior

    hello, i have two budgies and they are the first ones i've ever taken care of, so i am a pretty new budgie owner... i have a few questions regarding their behavior, im not really sure if i should be worried or not :shrug: and i also apologize if using "antisocial" in the title is considered...
  4. E

    Unsure what bird to get!

    Hi! Looking for advice on what bird to get. We are a family of 3 adults and 2 kids (raised around animals and are very respectful toward them). We had a cockatiel as a “starter bird” who sadly died during his supervised outdoor exercise time. We dedicated at least 5-7 hours a day with our...
  5. MrBlue

    New budgie

    Hi so I just recently got a budgie like 3 days ago (he is under a year old) I was just wondering If there's any advice you guys have? I have had budgies before but they were a pair but this guy is alone, He is okay with eating out of my hand but that's all. Also I keep hearing that you should...
  6. C

    “Safe” pest control?

    We are having pest control done outside my house and the company is claiming to be pet safe. We are thinking about doing the inside of the house too on a floor that my conures rarely roam in. They are going to use “Non-Flammable, Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly formula.” Will it be safe to have the...
  7. R

    Do baby conures move their head around a lot while sleeping?

    Hello, I was given a baby gcc (~4 weeks). It keeps moving its head around while sleeping. Is this normal? I've raised a clutch of budgies and I don't remember them doing that.
  8. M

    Princely budgie only eats fruit/veg if actively fed to him by servant human (Advice on amount)

    I have a 3 year old male budgie who will only eat fresh fruit and veg if I slice it wafer thin and hold it up to him between my fingers. I've put out chops for him three times a day for three weeks now - I put seeds in the chops, eat the chops myself (yuck), and play around with chops trying to...
  9. N

    Yellow Urine/Poop

    Hi, all. I'm new to using forums, so I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place. I'm desperate for advice as my birds' poop is liquid-y. I have two male parakeets who are both approx. 2-3 years old. In the last few days, I've noticed that there has been watery yellow liquid (urine? poop?) in the...
  10. Gabby_l7

    Needing some more advice again...

    So I posted a thread a while back now asking for some moulting advice with my sparrow, and now I keep having this new issue that I'm not sure how to resolve but I'm worried for his safety. So I mentioned in the previous thread that he is very skittish and gets easily frightened. There have been...
  11. O

    Quaker parrot clogged preen gland

    I went to the vet today to get my birds preen gland checked out. The vet tried to push whatever was in it out and prescribed Meloxidyl and enrofloxacin. I’ve had bad experiences with vets in the past when they prescribed baytril for my baby and this caused her chest to turn almost black and she...
  12. C

    advice: rehoming my cockatiel

    Hi everyone, im making this post for advice. I'm was thinking about possibly rehoming my 6 year old female cockatiel :( (which is absolutely devastating for me to even think about). For some context, I got her when I was in high school after my brother got a cockatiel (who unfortunately died)...
  13. C

    Pictures Powder and Captain's cage setup, any suggestions for improvement?

    Powder is a common Zebra Finch and Captain is a Zebra Finch White.
  14. T

    Urgent URGENT! Sick Conure

    Hi, my bird got adopted 2 weeks ago, it is a 4-month-old conure and they called me today saying the bird is not feeling well, so I went to pick it up. The bird had his eyes closed and he had a white tongue and was not eating and he is sleeping. I noticed that his feathers were cut in a very...
  15. Pretzel


    Hi! I’m new to the website, I just wanted to make an account in case I had any questions about bird care. I have a yellow crowned Amazon parrot named Vuela Vuela (she’s named after the song) and my sister has two budgies. Vuela Vuela was bought as an impulse purchase by my mom and since then...
  16. bloopitybo

    male budgies getting really aggressive over female

    hiii so ive had budgies for around 5 years but ive never seen any of them get aggresive like this, so currently ive got xam (male, 5yrs old), nina (female, 2 years old), beep (male, 2 years old) and xam and nina's son bloop (male, 1 year old). Theyve got a cage but theyre always open and...
  17. S

    Cockatiel tips?

    Hello! Please I need advice! I bought a cockatiel. I have had it for 2 or 3 weeks. I am trying to do my very best for him! I had a budgeriar for about 10 years, very very very! He was used to both hands and people! I don't even remember how I got it, I bought it when it was small. I have...
  18. YogiBird

    2 conures help

    So yesterday i got another conure. Shes a cinnamon one and shes only 9 mo old. The conure that ive had for a while is rico. Hes almost 2. Now, Rico saw Piña (thats the cinnamon head) and he was curious at first, but then wanted to attack. Hes a feisty guy so even when him and Piña are in...
  19. S

    Cockatiel suggestions

    Hi, I got a cockatiel for 4-5 days now, he is not tame really afraid of hands and some other stuff (Millet stick) First two days when I would change/clean his food bowl, he'd get really scared and flop around his cage while I was trying to get his food and water, even though I'd softly talk and...
  20. B

    10 year old male cockatiel - Cancer

    Hey everyone, So I'm new here, obviously! I'm in Australia and I've raised and loved my cockatiel for nearly 10 years. He's a lovely white-faced boy. I found this place and joined for unfortunate reasons. My lil boy isn't doing great and I'm in the "making a choice" position. :( I don't want...