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  1. B

    New Tiel Help

    Hi everyone, I bought my first tiel last week, and things have been going pretty well. He’s a male white-face, I’m not sure how old. He’s taken to my hand, and even likes kisses. He has a large cage and he comes out every day. Lately, though, the only thing he has been doing is searching my room...
  2. P

    PLEASE HELP- BEGINNER WITH BABY BIRD

    Hi everyone, I hope you are doing well. I’m coming here pretty much as a last resort. I bought a new Indian Ringneck parakeet around May time of this year and it was just born 6 months prior to that, so a baby. And I have had a really hard time to tame him. At the start we kept him in his cage...
  3. 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...
  4. B

    Citron Crested parent-to-be

    Hello. I’m not a cockatoo mom (yet) but will most likely be inheriting one. I know Sugar the citron crested cockatoo only from caring for her in her owner’s absence and she was extremely sweet and interactive with me. I have never had a parrot of my own but have cared for many them in my work as...
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    Beginner bird recommendations and questions

    Hi, I’ve recently been interested in birds, they seem like such amazing and intelligent creatures! Can you recommend some birds to me? Here are some details about myself: Completely new to birds No other pets (except for fish) Young children live with me, but they won’t be interacting with...
  6. 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...
  7. M

    How to keep a bird happy when I'm away?

    Hi guys, I'm kinda new here, and I don't really know if this is the right forum for my question, but here we go! (sorry if I'm in the wrong place) I'm in the middle of my (very long) research before getting a bird... I explained that I live alone in an apartment, go to college and work after...
  8. P

    Bird Tricks?

    Hey! I have an eight month female cockatiel who so far only knows two tricks. She knows how to hang upside on my finger, and to fly to my shoulder when I whistle to her. I noticed that she has a LOT of fun when training (even though she's really stubborn and food-driven :laugh:), so do any of...
  9. M

    The right pet bird for me? - Introducing myself

    Hi, guys! First of all, let me introduce myself! My name is Mariana, but you can call me Mari! I'm 20 years old and I live in Brazil. English is not my mother language at all, so I apologize for any grammar mistakes that I WILL make! I live in an apartment in São Paulo and spend most of my day...
  10. L

    Meyer’s Parrot

    Hello! You may recognize me from the “Pionus as a first bird thread”. After reevaluating my lifestyle, I have decided to steer away from Pionus, and I started getting interested in poicephalus, specifically Meyers parrots. Meyers parrots were one of my first choices, and i consider them to be a...
  11. beans1150

    New Bird Owner

    Hey everyone, so I’m new here and to bird owning. I just got a 6.5 month old male peach-faced lovebird and I have a few questions. Before I got the bird I did some research and Lovebirds seemed like a good way to go for me. I have a medium Hagen Vision cage (I think that’s what it’s called) with...
  12. L

    Pionus as a first bird?

    Hello! I’m kind of new to this forum, so I’ll introduce myself quickly. My name is Louise, and I’m hoping to get a bird soon. The thing is, I still don’t know which breed to choose! I’m still hesitating between a Pionus, a ringneck, and cockatiel. Of these three, I’ve fallen in love with the...
  13. B

    Which Bird To Choose?

    Hello, i wanted to get another bird after my budgie passed. First off, i know all birds are different in personality even in the same types but im asking in general. all birds are nippy and loud and and all but again im asking in general. so i just wanted to show all my "needs" for the bird...
  14. E

    Welcome Home Poppy!

    Hello everyone - Seeking some general guidance on how to "tame" my new baby. She is a ~4-5month of Solomon Island Eclectus that was hand-fed. She was very cuddly/tame with her owner. However, she's bitey with me. I brought her home Tuesday afternoon and she appears to be settling well in her new...
  15. nsbkatie

    Not letting me give treats or get close, just bites.

    I just got him the other day, and i left him to sit where he could see me and get adjusted. This morning i tried to slowly give him a treat, which he completely ignored and went straight for my hand to bite. I want to give him treats just to make him have a positive view of me, but i dont know...
  16. Cupcakeism

    New to Owning A Macaw

    Hello everyone! So my parents decided to get a macaw. I read through some other threads and everyone here seems super kind and understanding, but I feel it necessary to let everyone know, they have thought about it for years and have previously owned conures, but never anything larger. They just...
  17. Pico-chan

    Cockatiel behaviours and questions :D

    I just got my very first pet, Pico, two days ago. It was the best day of my life. However, in hopes of understanding it more, here's what I do after reading many guides about caring a cockatiel. On the first day, Pico is so terrified that he didn't move for a few hours! So I sat next to his...
  18. M

    Newbie Looking at Lovies

    I'm going to look at a pair of "baby" Lovebirds on Friday. If they're the right fit they'll be coming home with me. I have a few questions I hope yall will be able to answer before that time, I've been doing a bunch of research but haven't found the answers to a few of them. 1. I have read...
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