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  1. mama.marci


    Hello! Backstory: Mother was an experienced bird lover. Her first parrot was attacked by a terrier and sadly passed. About a year later (2010) she was gifted a rose breasted cockatoo from my father. Fast forward to 2018, She was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer and passed that year Dec...
  2. Dextine

    Poop check

    Hi everyone, My two lovebirds have been inconsistent with pooping.. They first had only pellets and I noticed them pooping more and smaller amounts. I decided to add back their seed mix and they strain less with pooping now. Yesterday they ate: Pellets with red bellpepper mix Seed mix I’ve...
  3. Dextine

    Lovebird troubles

    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting anything so bear with me for a bit. I am the new owner of two lovebirds since September. They were first in a 47 x B 36 x H 98 cm cage. Ive since upgraded them to a 82 x 54 x 153 cm cage. They love playing outside the cage and dislike going back...
  4. dreamie

    Amazon parrot advice?

    Hi everyone! In a few months, I will be getting a beautiful female blue-fronted amazon :D The breeder is currently hand-rearing the babies, and I'll get her at around 12 weeks of age. I've wanted an amazon for years now and I've been doing a lot of research to prepare. I wanted to get some...
  5. Dafna14495

    bad smell to morning poop

    Hello, I have a 10yo blue crowned conure and last year his morning poop started to smell really bad. I have taken him to an avian vet and after a lot of testing to rule things out and trying 3 different antibiotics she stated that there must be a viral infection and there is nothing we can do...
  6. K

    considering a GCC

    Hi all! I currently have a wonderful Rosy Bourke, and I've been thinking about getting another bird, but I have some questions. I absolutely would NOT house them together, but would they be ok coexisting with supervised time in my room? I'm a college student, living at home, and I have the...
  7. M

    Tips about quarentine how much right?

    Hello In here one avian experts vet says quarentine time need to give antibiotics.how much it is right?ciprofloxacin 7 days.Tetracycline7days.Levamisol 1 days. This antibiotics ar given during quarentine prodecure time. Is it right or wrong?
  8. M

    New Member

    Hello all! I’m Molly. I don’t currently have a bird, but I am looking to get one! I used to babysit a budgie, and have always wanted a bird since I was a kid, just was waiting until the right time. I am seriously looking at Eclectus as they have always been my favorite. I am looking for any...
  9. W

    Lovebird - confused half-biting

    We got my fischer's lovebird back in late january-early february, he was three months old at the time. Since we've had him, he's been incredibly aggressive, biting every time a hand or finger got near. He's started to calm down recently, but still bites rather hard. Today, halfway through the...
  10. melodydee

    New Baby Cockatiel - Welcome Advice

    Our new little cockatiel will be coming home in the next week or two once she ready and able to feed on her own. We have a little cage for her to come home in and stay for the first little while until she's ready to go into her larger cage. We have had budgies and a senegal in the past, so I...
  11. RatTails

    New birb owner & new birb <3

    Hey from South Africa! I just recently, 3 days ago, brought a cockatiel home. Not entirely sure of the age, but petshop said +-7 months. Hasn't gone through it's first molt yet. I call it a boy because I'm hoping (though I'm ok with either), and his name is Kupo (which works for both genders)...
  12. I

    My 1 year old Sun Conure is doing some weird stretches...

    I have a 1 year old Sun Conure named Charlie who routinely the does this weird stretch, and recently he’s started to open his beak as wide as he can while doing it. It may be normal behavior, but I’m not sure since he’s my first bird. I just want to make sure everything is okay. I’m attaching a...
  13. Ashenghoull

    Urgent Injured foot?

    Rain is a 3-4 year old conure. I just realized that he is not putting pressure on his foot and when I looked closer there was dark reddish spots all over his foot. Like I said, he is not wanting to put any pressure on it and it holding up. He seems to be also struggling to climb with it. He...
  14. E

    Bird diet

    Hello everyone. I am sorry if this post is in the wrong place, I am new here. My parakeet Cookie has a fatty tumor, and it is recommended to be put on strict diet. I don't know what kind of diet I should give to Cookie, so can you help me if anyone has been in this situation? (What food precisely)
  15. WallyCockatiel

    Bird doesn't like scritches?

    I have a 7 month old male Cockatiel, tamed and clipped by breeder, hasn't molted yet, I have had a few birds in my past experience. My buddy is tame and steps up, likes having company. But he wont let me touch or hold him. He occasionally lets me scratch him a little in the morning, but other...
  16. Miss Annamarie

    New Eclectus Owner!

    Just laid the deposit down for this sweet baby! He's 3 months old, I've been researching for weeks but any advice you have would be much appreciated! Super excited for my second bird, trying to think of a name for him too. (:
  17. Nostromo

    Zephyr refuses fresh food!

    I am starting to run out of ideas for coaxing my Pionus Zephyr to eat her veggies!!! She eats Roudybush maintenance pellets as her base diet, which she absolutely loves. If there are any pellets available to her, she will not even look at a vegetable or fruit, and often even refuses seed in...
  18. V

    What Type of Bird Should I Get?

    Hi everyone, I have decided that I am ready for a parrot and I have been looking into a couple species, but I'm not sure which one is right for me. Also, regardless of which species I choose I plan on spending another year researching so that I am fully prepared. I have been looking into...
  19. A

    Lovebird having trouble pooping

    Só...my 9 year old lovebird seems to struggle to poop sometimes. I also don’t think she poops as often as a lovebird is supposed to. For the first time ever, Petey the female lovebird became eggbound earlier this year. She was put on Lupron shots for a couple months to help prevent her from...
  20. Nostromo

    Pictures Meet Zephyr, Our Re-Homed Pionus!

    Hi everybody! Yesterday we brought home Zephyr, a sweet 8 year old female blue-head who was needing a new home after her former owners gave her up due to health concerns (theirs, not hers). She is our first bird! She appears to be a very sweet, tame, well looked after young lady. We're so, so...