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  1. Tammie123

    Questions + Mental Health topics

    Last night I read a post on here which gave me the confidence to come out and type all of this, so I'd like to preface my questions with a bit of an explanation. I've been struggling with severe anxiety for a few years now, but I haven't shared this with anyone other than my boyfriend. It...
  2. tameem

    Considering rehoming this bird I had for 5 years

    For more context: I had this 5-year-old whiteface cockatiel for around the same time. The responsibility of taking care of this tiel kind of just fell on me by surprise. This tiel is not supposed to be mine in the first place, my brother is the one who got it then suddenly after a relatively...
  3. Baileybea

    A few questions for my Green Cheek Conure (long post, mental health/OCD)

    Hey guys! I’ll admit, I’ve been very stressed out lately. I’ve been having a lot of health issues (physical AND mental) which led to me realizing that I need to step up my game when it comes to caring for my green cheek Conure, Momiji (Momo). This is gonna be a LONG one, so thank you in advance...
  4. M

    Extremely anxious and skittish outside of cage!

    Hello, my first ever post! Let me know if there is anything I can improve based on format of my first thread post. Anyways, to get to the point. My young cockatiel who I have had for almost a year now is very sweet. He is loving and is not afraid of my hands or my face. He sings and does not...
  5. 123delrey

    stressed out cockatiel :(

    recently, my family got a new cockatiel after our beloved conure passed away. this cockatiel is 10 years old and we adopted him from a shelter. we have had him for about a week and he is very anxious. he will start screaming at the top of his lungs, he bites and attacks everyone, he chews on his...
  6. L

    Anxieties About Owning Cockatiel

    Hi everyone, I just joined the forum and pretty much know nothing about posting as I've only ever read past threads - please bear with me :). Little backstory. I am a PhD student in animal behaviour (I work with small mammals so don't be fooled - I don't know nearly as much about birds!), and...
  7. Emma

    Parrot cant chill

    I have a severe macaw who is a delightful bird, when i spend time with him (talk/play with him at his cage) hes great, content just happy that im even in the room hell sit on the rope perch outside and purr you know chill and he could be like that for awhile he wont ever really get anxious or...
  8. Q

    My Chicken is Deaf?

    A few months ago I got a flock of nine different chickens, all hand raised and I pay a lot of attention to all of them. One of my birds, a Mille Fleur d'Uccle Bantam Which I've named Also Mine, Amy, or Amelia). I've noticed some strange behaviour around her, and did some tests and I'm fairly...
  9. Kittzmew

    Aggressive and anxious behavior in Blue Fronted Amazon

    My blue fronted Amazon is around 30 years old and is a male. I got him about a year ago, my aunt knew someone who couldn’t care for the bird anymore as he belonged to their parner who had passed away. I took him in and he’s been very anxious from the beginning. He can to me in a very small cage...
  10. ScarredAngel6

    Help with my Pineapple GCC. He has anxiety?

    So I'm in kind of a unique situation with my GCC. When I first rescued him 2 years ago he was pretty outgoing. Then when springtime hit like a week later, he became hormonal and cranky. Always biting and cursing (I think he learned from his previous owners) After spring ended, he became nervous...
  11. Birdy05

    Bird Hemp (Hempwell) for Plucking

    Hello fellow bird owners! This is my first ever thread, so I'm not too sure how to navigate everything. I just wanted to run a bit of an experiment/review for everyone wondering about the Bird Hemp oil from the brand Hempwell. There were barely any reviews on it anywhere, but it was recommended...
  12. S

    Bird choked on Meds a few days ago. Should I be concerned?

    So I was told by the vet to give more Metacam to my bird. The concentration is low so it ended up being a lot at a time for him. When I gave it to him I mustve gone too fast so he choked on it. He worked through it and seems fine now but I didnt know if I need to be worried if the medicine is...
  13. shayla

    My cockatiel is sick/injured?

    Hi, its been a while. So this post is about my female cockatiel, Chicken, because i have noticed some concerning things about her health just recently. First of all, i think there's a hole in her head. No, its not her ears, it's under her crest feathers on top of her scalp. It kinda looks more...
  14. V

    Cockatiel with social anxiety/ptsd

    I recently got a cockatiel that had lived in a basement with very little social contact for years. He's really shy and will hiss at anything that comes close to him. His cage is right next to my Zebra Finch, I can already tell its doing some good. I'm just a little worried about him and I want...
  15. hrafn

    Kamara's out and about!

    Kamara recently became very anxious and afraid of her door being left open, and hasn't been coming out at all since. But just now I opened her doors to rotate some toys, and she clambered out to the top of her cage! So proud of my grey chicken! She has so many fears but she's so brave.
  16. Atomiklan

    Pictures New behavior

    Lada's behavior is changing again. Its amazing how much parrots change with time! She is now starting to let out this very loud high pitched chirp (sounds exactly like a VERY loud smoke alarm low battery indicator) at certain times usually when I first come into the room. She is not imitating...
  17. Robert Schulz

    Helping Macaw Feel Comforable in New Home

    Hey guys, I have some questions about my recently adopted 5y/o Macaw. This is day four with him and he is for sure shaken up about being removed from his previous home. I am having a bit of trouble with reading his body language though. The most biggest thing I am having trouble with is when I...
  18. LydiaB

    Separation Anxiety?

    So, I've only had my Quaker for about 2 weeks now and I've spent pretty much all my time with him since. Recently, whenever I leave him in his cage and leave, he starts freaking out and making a ton of noise until I come back. When I try to go to bed and leave him in the cage, he crawls off his...
  19. Parakeet88

    Weird feelings/ depression about new GCC???

    Hey everyone, I know its long but I would really appreciate any help/advice or hearing if any ones been in a similar situation. Thanks in advance. :what: I bought a GCC Sunday the 12th and I have more mixed feelings about it than I was expecting. I have wanted a conure for years but when I...
  20. B

    Pictures Anxiety/Mental Delay?

    Hello! I'm a fairly new Parakeet owner raising a couple birds, and I'm a bit worried about one of them. I apologize if this is the wrong forum to put this in, it's both a health and behavioral problem so I'm not sure! He's a male, likely around 8 months of age, and to be quite frank he's rather...