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  1. J

    Which bird is right for me?

    I am here to ask a question that general information has yet to answer, what bird should I get? Just know this is not happening right now but I plan to in the future, hopefully near future. Here’s what I want: -Smaller bird(I have plenty of cages already of all sizes, just don’t want a big...
  2. F

    Cage Location - I want to put my cockatiel in the main living area, but I’m not sure how safe it is.

    I have a cockatiel (Gnocchi), and he is a social butterfly (as I’ve heard lots of cockatiels are). I am currently keeping Gnocchi in my room, because...I have cats (I feel like there should be dramatic music here), but I feel as though this might not fit my Gnocchi’s big personality. You see...
  3. F

    Attached too soon

    Hello, brand new bird owner here! I’m panicking a bit (understatement) because I’m worried my cockatiel is too “attached” to me already... I literally just got them today, and I think I might’ve accidentally given them too much attention (because I have a hard time saying no) and now he freaks...
  4. Birdman696

    Budgie leg ring and DNA testing?

    So, yet another question about my new budgies. One of them, the big English budgie male has a leg ring, which I hadn’t noticed before. he’s pretty fluffy, so I only noticed it now, but now I’m wondering if there is any information on the band I can read? Also, I was thinking about DNA testing my...
  5. cricketiel

    Pellet Problems

    Hi all! I’ve been having a very hard time converting my cockatiel to pellets. I’ve tried multiple (healthy) brands to find her favorite, and she 100% recognizes them as food, but she will only eat them if I sit with her and pretend to eat them too. And even then she only eats a few before...
  6. vrnkstxx

    Advice wanted

    Hey guys! So far our baby Luna has been a blessing to our family. We love her very much. However since she came home, her sleeping ritual changed and she sleeps more at day and is more active at night. So i decided that covering her cage at night would be the best solution. However i am...
  7. C

    Considering Rehoming - Looking for Advice

    So a little backstory: Up until very recently I had two budgies, Aerie and Soleil. I got Aerie as a baby and had her as a solo budgie for awhile. She was totally happy and very much so our little princess. She loved people and was completely content to hang with us and definitely saw us as her...
  8. N

    Roach Problem

    My little guy is a Green Cheek Conure. We have a small roach problem. We even moved to a new apartment but his cage still seems to attract them. Feels like we can never out run them. They show up only at night in his cage and mainly go for the water. No where else in the apartment to they have...
  9. P

    Pictures New Ringneck Aggression

    Hi there, I just got a 1.5 y/o indian ringneck male from a lady who had him for a few months. She said he was dna sexed and that he was incredibly sweet with her. He is tame and steps up readily but after a week of having him and he's gotten more comfortable, he's exhibiting aggressive behavior...
  10. B

    Unsocialized Ringneck

    I have a Ringneck. I got her from a bad situation at a pet store- she was sick, had a severely imbedded ankle band and severe clipped wings. She was at the petstore for 7months and I’m assuming with little to no contact (they just kept transferring her to different sister stores trying to sell...
  11. L

    Risk vs Benefit on X-ray for Budgie?

    Hey guys,it's been a long depressing, and at times infuriating whirlwind of trying to get vet help for my budgies. I've finally found a vet clinic who seem advanced (as can be on this island) and willing enough to help me figure out what's going on with them. They are general vets,but have been...
  12. anurim

    Neglected cockatiels

    I have a neighbor who has had birds for a long time. I have recently (about 4-5 months ago) first saw her 2 cockatiels. They are in an extremely small cage, probably never taken out before, scared of everyone and everything, on an only seed diet, with plastic perches and some kind of swings...
  13. peaches13

    Plucking or molting?

    Hello, Today I found that there are no hairs on the inside of my bird's right wing. My bird seems to be molting right now, and his age is still less than a year. So I'm thinking my bird is molting. However, I would like to know your opinion if it seems that my bird is plucking. I will attach...
  14. peaches13

    Body weight of Green Cheek Conure

    Hello! My bird weighed 63g when I get him by Petsmart, but when I measured the bird's weight today it is 65g. As far as I know, a regular Green Cheek Conure weighs between 60 and 80 grams. If you look at the picture of my bird, the kneel bone seems to be a little overweight, so the bird is normal..?
  15. D

    Handfeeding help

    Hello, if you haven’t read my last post my conures had three babies and two of them died. You can check my posts for more information. I have the baby with the parents but I am handfeeding him. Should I separate him? I have a question. It is being so hard to feed the baby, he gives me a...
  16. L

    Some Guidance Needed on Tests to Pursue,feeling really sad and anxious...

    Hi guys,providing an update on my vet visit. I had to edit all my emotions out,as it was getting too long to read,so I'll just try and stick to the facts and make a separate post to cope later. I was told to collect fecal samples over a 24 hour period for the Friday appointment. I laid down a...
  17. Birdies!

    Considering Getting a Parrot -- Need Some Advice

    Hey Avian Avenue, I hope y'all are having a good day :) Sorry if the tags/thread/formatting is wrong, I just found out about this site. A pet care group took down a backyard breeder in my area a few months ago and shelters are still overflowed with parrots. It sparked an interest in me and I...
  18. peaches13

    Video Curious behavior of conure

    Hello, My bird is playing in a cage, and it spreads its wings short and fast like that and then folds it. When I saw on the internet, they said that the reason birds flap their wings is when they feel good or when they want to get rid of it because they are uncomfortable. I don't know why, so...
  19. L

    Deciding between a Blue Throat Macaw and a Miligold Macaw.

    This weekend I’m going to be meeting with a couple Blue Throat Macaw babies and Miligold Macaw babies. I’m having a hard time decided between the two. If there’s anyone out there whose had experience with both can you tell me some important characteristics of the two? I’m wanting to know the...
  20. peaches13

    Friends for my bird?

    Hello. I am not sure if i should write here but i am sorry if i wrote it in the wrong place. I am now taking care of a Green Cheek Conure. I'm spending a lot of time with bird now because of the corona epidemic. Now, if I go to work after the pandemic is over, when the bird is alone, he will be...
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