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  1. C

    Strange Lovebird Behavior

    Hi everyone. I hope someone can bring some light. I take my bird to the vet literally every month at this rate for testing because I pick up on every little weird behavior. and for the past few months (she’s a single female lovebird) she’s been exhibiting extreme mating behavior and...
  2. Lauren_sim

    Step up training

    I want to work on step up training but I’m worried it’s too soon, chilli is a parent reared Hahns macaw, who I’ve had a little over a month now. He’s target trained and on a pellet diet (still working on veggies). He’ll take treats from my hand in and out of the cage, however, if there’s no...
  3. mochiballs

    Baby Caique Quaking

    I don't have much experience with baby birds but am wondering if when he's quaking and kinda squawking because he's hungry? He's almost three months old and eats quite a bit but only the fresh foods, he seems to be avoiding eating his pellets. I'm worried he might still need to be hand fed? I've...
  4. niamhk

    conure eating boogies!!

    So isla my sun/ jenday/ sunday conure she LOVES to preen my face. It’s normally my lips or nose... i always try too move but she’s very determined haha! so saliva isn’t good for them but i didn’t know about snot and them preening noses. she doesn’t really like to preen the outside of my nose...
  5. C

    I need help with my Vet Results. Please.

    Hi I took my lovebird for a crop exam and it came back with Staph Aureus and she’s gonna get antibiotics but I’m confused what this all means. I’ve never heard of this before and is it serious? Is the medication dangerous? Please help.
  6. niamhk

    can you leave birds unsupervised?

    So i’ve been keeping my birds unsupervised for months now with no problems. all of a sudden i’m being told it’s dangerous. i don’t let one of them out with the others due to size. but i’ve never had a problem and i’m not sure anymore
  7. niamhk

    is quarantine needed?

    So i’m adopting a jenday conure on sunday. he’ll be joining my current flock and hopefully will bond with my jenday isla. Avery is a year old and has lived with his old owner for most that time. she took him out of a bad situation where he was kept in a dog crate with no attention and a pure...
  8. 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...
  9. niamhk

    is my sun conure missing a friend?

    Isla is my sun conure. She’s about 4 months old now. For about a month she had a green cheek conure friend who she loved. you’ll see in the photos. They loved each other! i’ve heard green cheeks and suns don’t mind each other but don’t normally love each other the way these two did...
  10. L

    Looking for Blue Throat Macaw Breeder/Rescue

    I’m finally am able to get my dream bird. However I’m needing some help on the best way of going about getting one. I wouldn’t mind rescuing but I don’t know of any shelters in my state. All the ones I’ve googled are hours away. I’m not sure if local pet shops could help in locating macaws...
  11. T

    Vent rubbing female linnie - How much is too much?

    Hi everyone, I've browsed these forums a few times to find answers to questions I've had but this is my first time posting, so hello, I guess! I have a little cobalt linnie named Indie, and she's the only bird out of my flock of 4 that has ever laid an egg. In fact, she laid too many clutches...
  12. peaches13

    Video Questions about the sound I make when I touch my bird

    Hello, I have never had a bird, so no matter how much I study, sometimes I don't understand, so I ask for some advice. I don't know if my bird makes a sound for he is happy or feels uncomfortable when I scratch his head and cheeks. I want to know what you think. Sorry this little long video.
  13. conureluv

    Is my bird plucking?

    My 2 mo old conure is missing some feathers underneath his wings and on them and I’m worried he’s plucking. I can’t get photos of him because he’s not very comfortable with me touching his wings yet. But here’s a little drawing;
  14. honeykat13

    How to teach my cockatiel to not scream when I'm gone?

    So I have a new tiel (his name is Ollie) who is very attached to my husband and I. We've had him for about a month now. Due to the virus, my husband has had a hard time finding a new job, so he's been home most of the time. But a week ago he got a chance to work at a temporary job for a couple...
  15. A

    Frustrated Birds

    Hi all! I was just wondering if birds can get frustrated by seeing other birds on tv? My birds seem to like hearing birds, but I don’t wanna frustrate them since they can hear/see them, but not play with them. Any thoughts? Thanks
  16. M

    Advice for cleaning poop off toys?

    This branch in particular has some tiny poop bits i couldnt wipe off left on it. (White specks in image.) Is this a health concern? Any advice for cleaning this kind of branch? Thanks! My bird appreciates it
  17. niamhk

    Conure being aggressive to cockatiels

    Ask Yoshi my GGC is quite aggressive at times to the cockatiels. Today he pulled a few of Kiya’s feathers out and at one point they were both on the net and Yoshi went to Kiya so she jumped off and then Yoshi bit hold of her tail feathers and I had to get over to help Kiya. luckily she was fine...
  18. niamhk

    should i get my conure a friend?

    I have a green cheek conure called Emi! she’s lovely! she’s super playful and friendly. the only thing is is she’s very attached to me, which is fine i don’t mind most the time! at night times when i put her to bed she still is desperate to come out and play. even at 8:30pm after a day of...
  19. niamhk

    how long does it take a bird to recognise you?

    So my hair has been purple for a while now and my hair before was a light brown. Today i bleached my hair since i’m dying it a new. colour on monday. the only bird that recognises me and is ok with me is my conure Emi. Koji and Kiya my cockatiels both won’t go near me which is not normal for...
  20. niamhk

    do deryan parakeets get on with other birds?

    So i have 2 cockatiels and one indian ringneck. i want to know if a deryan will be able to get on with them. They all will have separate cages of course but they will all play in the same room as all my birds live in my bedroom. I’ve had a quaker in the past who didn’t get on with other birds...
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