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  1. I

    African grey in victoria australia?

    Does anyone know if a permit/license is required for a tag or cag in Victoria?
  2. B

    What to do if I'm not a "bird person"?

    So I made this as a sort of throw away account to ask this question. I'm somewhat scared of asking this, but I feel like I need to ask it... Sorry it's long, but I figured context would be good. I have a cockatiel. I've had him for about a year. He was young when I got him, and he was not from...
  3. Hellfox

    How long did it take to tame your tiel?

    Hello everyone! :) I had a couple of questions I was hoping for advice on from some other and more experienced cockatiel owners. Firstly, it’s been a month and a half since my partner brought home a cockatiel, Loki. The little guy is pretty timid and won’t come to me on his own unless I have...
  4. eraineu

    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. honeykat13

    Smoking Pot

    So I live in an apartment complex with a cockatiel. Recently, for about the past two weeks, I've been smelling some weed from one of our neighbors. It happens 2, maybe 3 nights a week, and I usually smell it for about 10 minutes. And this is with my door and windows closed. It's legal in my...
  6. honeykat13

    Should I Keep Trying?

    Hello all! I'm new to the forum, so I'm sorry if something like this has been posted before. I am also new to owning birds, so I'm sorry if this might seem obvious. I got a cockatiel back in May. I love him, he's so cute. I got him from Petsmart. I really wanted to get one from a breeder, but I...
  7. K

    Conure vs Lovebird?

    Hey guys! So I totally caught the bird bug and I’m thinking about getting a second bird. I’ve narrowed down my options to either a GCC or a peachie. I’m totally stuck between the two and was looking for some advice. For some background: I’m a college student, not living in dorms, and I do have...
  8. B

    Lovebird or Cockatiel?

    Hello! I'm very new to Avian Avenue, so if this isn't the correct place to ask this please inform me and I'll move it! So, about two years ago I decided I wanted a bird. And thankfully, I have done plenty of research on their care and what a huge commitment getting ANY bird is since then because...
  9. S

    Where to find a timneh?

    Hello! I was hoping that someone could suggest a few good breeders for Timneh Greys in or around Georgia? Is there a time of year that is ideal to begin searching for a Grey? I've been researching parrots (particularly the longer lived varieties) and I feel that a Timneh sounds like a good...
  10. A

    Advice needed on getting a new bird

    Hey everyone, So recently I've been thinking of getting a new bird, a cockateil specifically. Thing is, I already have a lovebird (1 yr old), and Icarus can be pretty aggressive. He's super territorial about his cage and that one section of curtain he calls his nest, and refuses to come near...
  11. B

    Frankie's Accident and Irn

    Hey guys! I haven't posted here in a while unfortunately, I've been super busy. But I have been reading up on posts now and then! Thought I'd post an update on Frankie. We took him to his new avian specialist vet a week or so ago for a health check and nail trim and I was beyond happy to hear...
  12. M

    Eclectus Advice

    Hi all! I just wanted to start a thread for any advice or tips and tricks you guys could have for people looking to get an eclectus/new owners! I don't currently have an Eclectus, but I have been doing a ton of research and am seriously thinking about getting one. I never had a bird before, but...
  13. lucorinth

    Is This Air Conditioner Safe?

    Hiya all, I was about to buy an air conditioner (it's so hot here), but I saw this in the end of the description "Plus, the clean air Ionizer removes pollen and impurities from the air providing relief for allergy sufferers." The AC is Frigidaire FFRE0633U1 6000 BTU 115V , which everyone...
  14. M

    Long time animal lover, first time wanting a bird(lots of questions!)

    Hello everyone! I’ve had many different kinds of pets; cats, a dog, different rodents, reptiles, fish, amphibians, a pig, and more. Never a bird. Now is the time! I’ve been addicted to watching those adorable YouTube videos of cute and funny birds and the more I watch the more I want to have...
  15. A

    Advice for choosing the right bird for me

    I am sure there are questions like this all the time and I searched thru several threads (and lots of google searches) to avoid posting another what kind of bird should I get question but I also realize everyone’s situations are different and thought if I gave more specific information about my...
  16. C

    Housing Help? (NYC area)

    Hi! I'm looking for some advice on birds, apartments, and housing. I have a Goffins cockatoo and a maroon belly conure. My too is quiet for a too, but still a cockatoo, and my conure has her moments but otherwise is similar to a green cheek but more quiet than say a sun conure. The three of...
  17. Fawnia

    Pigeons vs Ringneck Doves as Companions

    Hello, currently I have 2 budgies who are a joy to watch, but don't like to be to be held, which I understand. I really want a bird that I can hold and get along with though. Sadly, with my busy work schedule, I feel like getting a parrot would not be the right choice, for I know they are very...
  18. 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...
  19. S

    Advice Needed: My Cockatoo Hates Baths and Other Things

    I just got a cockatoo a few months ago. His name is Snowball and he is a sweetie. He has a few small issues, that I'm curious on how to fix. The first is what I posted this for initially. Snowball HATES bathing. He wasnt that well taken care of, and for 23 years at that. When we got him, I...
  20. R

    Hello everyone! I’m new here and would really love some advice!

    I actually haven’t got a bird yet and was really wondering which species you would recommend for me. I obviously understand that each bird is an individual and you can’t guarantee a bird’s personality by their species but some help would be appreciated. I’m really torn between a few species-...
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