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  1. Alexi

    New (very frightened) family member!

    :greet14:My fiance and I had decided at the beginning of the year that we definitely wanted to get another cockatiel. We decided to adopt an older rescue bird instead of getting a new baby but after months of calling local rescues with no luck we almost opted to head back to our breeder...But...
  2. Bur

    Need Help!

    Hi, My blue fronted amazon(Merlin)suffered for a month of extreme illness hospitalized, oxygen, and is now home. Doctors has engaged in a process of elimination (test, procedures, exrays, observations, near death, supportive care), parrot presented with extreme respitory difficulty. Fast...
  3. Saya

    Will my budgie become untamed if i let his wings grow out?

    I clipped his wings while i was taming him and currently I am letting them grow out. He is not fully tamed though, he hand feeds and sits on my hand with millet but he does not know how to step up and i cannot take him out of the cage on my hand or a perch. In the past few days his flying has...
  4. Brenifer

    Advice Appriciated! :D

    Hi! My new budgie, Hane (ha-nae) is a very messy eater. I keep him in my bedroom which is carpeted and now it is covered in bird food. I would like to vacuum up the mess he makes... except that he's terrified of the vacuum. I would move him out of the room prior to cleaning but I'm worried that...
  5. S

    Proud new Lori owner looking for advice

    I am sorry if this is in an incorrect location or too long :ashamed1: (I am new here), I just want to give enough information for proper advice. I have recently become the proud owner of an 8 month old red chattering Lori, named Trico, she is quite the beautiful girl with a big personality...
  6. Saya

    Is it okay to take a cage attached budgie off the cage with a perch?

    My budgie is extremely attached to his cage. He comes out of the cage all the time but he doesn't come off the top. I have found that when I take him off the cage and put him on my desk his is 100% tame (I took him off with a perch.) Is this the right way of doing things? And i have been keeping...
  7. Saya

    Is it okay to scoop up a budgie?

    My budgie has issues leaving his cage and i was wondering, because grabbing is not acceptable, if scooping him up would work. Like coming underneath him and cupping my hands and just scooping him up. I cannot get him off his cage and I was hoping not to have to use a perch.
  8. anuska

    advice on migrating

    Hi all, I am dental hygiene student currently completing my degree here in Trinidad and I am considering moving abroad to practice afterwards and continue my education.My question is does anyone have any advice with regards to immigrating to Canada or any country in general ? I have been...
  9. Saya

    How should i interact with my cage aggressive budgie?

    When he is in or on his cage he won't let me touch him.But when he flies off he'll willing climb onto my hand and stay there so i know hes tame. One article i read said i should towel him and take him out of the cage but that doesn't sound right. How should i bond with my budgie if he never gets...
  10. Saya

    Can my budgie be afraid of hands if he still hand feeds?

    I feel like my budgie might be afraid of hands but he still lets me hand feed him in, on, and off his cage. He won't let me get near him in or on his cage without food, but away from the cage he's completely fine. What's going on here?
  11. Saya

    Is my budgie cage bound or scared?

    He comes out of the cage on his own but almost always refuses help from me unless i have food, and when he is in or on his cage he will not let me touch him without food. Yet, when he is away from his cage or in another room he is 100% tame and he preens and sleeps and eats and everything is...
  12. B

    Hello! :) I would like some input on a few things...

    Hello! As stated above, I would like some input on a few things. I have been wanting a bird for the longest time by now and have pretty much decided on a Green Cheek Conure. I would like some input on weather or not the Green Cheek Conure is right for me and if I, given the living situation I...
  13. Hfsitsshay

    Help with my Sun Conure!

    Hello! So I just joined this a couple of minutes ago in search of some help.! I recently (in September) got a baby sun conure from a bird store about an hour away from me. i went to check it out because I've never been to one but ended up falling in love with this baby sun conure!! He is under...
  14. R

    New Macaw Mommy

    Hi everyone, I am a new red fronted macaw mommy! This is the first forum I have ever joined and I'm hoping it will help expand my knowledge. I received my red fronted macaw as a gift, I only have experience with a Moluccan Cockatoo, so I am hoping someone that has experience with macaws will be...
  15. C

    Pictures What is the best way to move my untamed cockatiel to a new cage?

    Hello, I recently inherited a 5-6 year old cockatiel (Caesar) that was never tamed or taken out of his cage. I have had him for a year now, and he is a very sweet and happy bird who gets plenty of treats and toys. He sings all the time. He is currently in the cage that I received him in, a ~4...
  16. SamanthaAV

    New here =) Love Advice

    My name is Samantha and I'm going to get a Parrotlet next weekend at a local bird show. I've had birds before but this will be the first one that I'm getting on my own and not a family pet. It's been a long time so I'm kind of nervous, I've been reading all the forums and watching YouTube videos...
  17. Barnaby Rose

    Who has more than one bird..? Help!

    Ok guys, so sorry to keep posting but this will be the last question filled post for a while I promise! So, we have made the decision to bring home the little baby Timneh African Grey, his name is Oliver. My wife and I have been like 50 times over the last few months and so it is anything but...
  18. K

    Tips and Tricks? - Advice for Rainbow

    Hello! So, long story, but here goes: My boyfriend works as a bird keeper at a local zoo with a walkthrough lorikeet aviary. Several months back, a little rainbow lorikeet's wing started drooping. After a week or so, vet said it was getting better so no further medical treatment was given. A...
  19. G

    Alexandrine parrot advice needed :)

    Hi everyone.my name is glen and I love in Halifax Ns. I joined this site as I would love some advice / information about alexandrine parrots. My wife and I are looking to have our first pet bird. We have had other pets thought out the years and currently still have a very relaxed cat who...
  20. D

    Need tips, tricks, and advice please!

    Hi, I came across these forums while researching personality traits and training techniques, etc. for caiques. I've always loved the silly nature of these birds and for the past few years have contemplated bringing one into my home. This past year I've started to consider the idea more seriously...
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