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  1. Clown.C0ff

    Possible Respritory Infection?

    I have an almost 5 year old cockatiel (Alba) and she suddenly began to have a strange noise as she was breathing, such as whistling in her nose. It was very sudden and happened as of yesterday morning (it's currently 5am the next day) and she's been sneezing excessively and seemed to struggle...
  2. aidan16

    Seeking Tips and Advice for First Time Bird Owner!

    Hello! First, apologies, because this will be quite a lot to read! :shy:My name is Aidan, and I was looking into getting potential advice and input from experienced bird owners! I've wanted a pet bird my entire life, and I am finally in a financial and realistic place to do so! I am getting...
  3. danisark

    Urgent Scab on my sun conure Zazu's face

    Hi all, this is my first post so please correct me if I make any mistakes. My conure Zazu had a fall a couple days ago and everything was fine until today. For backstory, I live with my parents and they just switched out carpeting for hardwood floor so my Zazu has never experienced a fall like...
  4. bri_923

    Lacey the Cockatoo - Need advice please!

    Okay, this is a bit of a long story, so thank you in advance for taking the time to read this... Lacey is a 28 yr old sulphur crested cockatoo that lives at the vet clinic I work at. She was the bird of two nice elderly people who had been bringing her to our vet clinic since she was a baby...
  5. C

    Video I hope this is not him dramatizing but...

    My cocky cockatiel Zizo has been limping for the past two days.. it's always his left foot. It all started after my mom presumably stepped on his teeny tiny foot in the dark (she wasn't sure..). He doesn't react at all when I touch his little grippers, (except for the usual silent whining (he...
  6. B

    Lovebird nail length: is this overgrown?

    My bird has been standing at the bottom of the cage recently and I’m worried it’s because his nails are overgrown…
  7. Luvbirds

    Help! medicine advice

    My lovebird turns out has pneumonia and she was prescribed Enrofloxacin but she vomits it out right after, do I give him another dose? plus she has stroke like symptoms today , any advice?
  8. LilFrodo

    Urgent Frodo dropped a feather with a slight bit of blood at the end

    So far he seems fine, and no obvious/major bleeding after a few look-overs. He’s in bed right now and I’ve popped over to check on him a couple times and he seems just fine. I’m just extremely paranoid and would appreciate some reassurance. He was sitting next to me when something freaked him...
  9. S

    Tea tree oil smell?

    Hi everyone! I’m usually so careful with scents, but this afternoon I mistakenly opened a bottle of tea tree oil near my parrotlet. She was within close smelling distance of the bottle (so decently strong scent levels) for maybe 5 minutes tops, after which I moved her to a different room with...
  10. B

    Is this a healthy lovebird beak?

    Worried about the colour and what seems like a crack at the front…
  11. N

    she's bitting hard and acting weird

    Hi! So I have a precious female green cheek conure which recently turned 1 year! She's my little baby and I've had her since she was 20 days old so we have a really strong bond with each other. Her name is sunny! She's very smart and pick up everything really fast, but I have to say...
  12. M

    How to keep parrot lungs healthy

    Hello! I've made a couple other posts about my Meyer's parrot Trinity (who is displeased that I stopped scratching her to type this) and it seems like as soon as I get one issue dealt with, another pops up. The air quality in my city has tanked. Google Alberta wildfires for more information. My...
  13. papaya13

    Help me choose between two birds!

    After contacting 32 different breeders, bird stores, and rescues, I have 2 leads on potential Jardine’s! My breath caught the first time I found one- I’d gotten so many “sorry, we can’t help you”s that I was getting a little discouraged. So here’s the breakdown: A pair of 1 ¼ YO hand-fed...
  14. M

    Urgent: Ruptured air sac not healing

    I’ve been trying to get advice for this though my usual alleys but I’m not getting the information that I need so I’m trying a parrot forum instead. Birds are birds right? I have a baby chicken with a ruptured air sac which I have been treating for WEEKS now and it just isn’t healing. We went...
  15. Baileybea

    Momo beak peeling update - green cheek Conure flaky beak

    Hey! So I think I know what happened? Momo recently started waking up and chewing on her cage in the morning. She usually chirps for me to get her as soon as she wake up but started doing the chewing thing about a week or so ago. So I’m thinking maybe she went a bit to hard or something and it...
  16. Baileybea

    Worried about poor feather quality? Green cheek conure

    Hey again. I know I’ve been posting here a lot lately, I’ve just been really worried about Momiji, my green cheek conure. I’ve had her for about 3 years now and her feather quality just seems to be looking pretty rough. She’s a pineapple-turquoise mutation. I took her to her avian vet twice in...
  17. BirdyGirly

    Awaiting a baby to be weaned!

    Hello! Nice to “meet” you all! So, I’ve been researching which type of parrot I’d be a good fit for, and have come down to two, which are both still a little while away from being weaned… It’s between a White Capped Pionus and a Cape Parrot, both of which I adore, but am having trouble deciding...
  18. H

    Lovebird only attacks my fingers

    Hi guys, I having trouble with petting my lovebird. I used to give him scratches on the neck and head, but lately he’s been avoiding my fingers. Whenever I try to touch him, he bites or fly away. But he has no problem landing on my palm or with kisses. What should I do? I really enjoy petting...
  19. L

    How long does it take for clipped wings to grow back

    unfortunately, while I was away my brother clipped my parrots' wings because when they were flying they kept hitting the wall, he thought they might hurt themselves because his friend's alexandrine broke her leg like that, I got 2 month old green cheek conure and alexandrine
  20. Summzz

    My little baby girl and best friend has passed, I need advice on how to help my other baby through it.

    I honestly thought I would never be posting this/ asking about this soon. I lost my 12-year-old baby girl on the 7th and I'm super distraught. I had gotten sick at the beginning of February and sadly wasn't able to take care of my babies for three days. My mom was looking after them (she knows...