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behavior help

  1. PhilTheBir

    Conure Behavior Change

    I've had my pearly conure (Just under 1.5 years old) for about 8 months now, when I got him his wings were clipped, Recently (A month or two ago) he molted and got his flight feathers back. Lately he has completely stopped playing with any of his toys, all he does is just scream until I let him...
  2. K

    Quaker Plucks?

    Hello, I bought Taro (now 10-11 months) at a pet store. I was told that he had bitten off one of his toe because of the stress of moving into the store. Knowing this I still got him and hadn’t had issues with anything until now. He has been plucking his tail feathers?? I found one feather on the...
  3. D

    Odd (to me) behavior

    Hello! :cubanzon: We’ve just gotten our 2nd Kakariki and it is very different than our first. Our first is very sweet and quiet. She's also very tiny. The new one, Pickles, is 7 months old and the breeder told us it is female, but I have my doubts. It’s a lot larger than our female and it is...
  4. C

    Turquoise GCC Plucking and Over-itching nose

    I have a Turquoise Green Cheek Conure, and she has not been doing well lately. First, winter in NJ is pretty horrendous for birds overall. Low humidity, cold, etc. We're limited in how much heat we can turn up, but overall, their aviary temperature is 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity...
  5. Birdsbirbs

    2 year old green cheek severely acting up

    Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice regarding Chewy, my GCC. He just turned two in December, and like a month or so before it's like a switch flipped. He has been HORRIBLE. I've been doing everything I can to discourage bad behaviour and give him lots of distractions, but nothing seems to be...
  6. A

    My Ringneck keeps attacking my hands

    So kiko is 9 months old now and has been with us since he (still not sure its a he) was 2.5 months old His personality started to show he already has a favorite person which unfortunately isnt me, anyway recently he started attacking my hand for no reason at all. I will be sitting on the couch...
  7. Tibby_blu

    Chasing budgie

    Hi have two budgies taro and gumi, gumi is relatively new like 3 months maybe? They get along great, preening each other, regurgitating for each other and just chilling together. Problem is gumi always chases taro around sometimes flies at taro. Anything taro does gumi suddenly wants to do and...
  8. reetybird

    Another question

    Should I keep my bird in a dimmer room where there isn’t a lot of light? I heard a lot of light can cause growth of sexual organs and my room is a lot dimmer than the bonus room that he is in currently.:thinking::sad14:
  9. shajeeb

    My cockatiel scream/chirping non stop!

    Hi, my 6 months old female cockatiel screams/chirps all day non stop! I have her for 3 months. She is hand tamed and super friendly. No matter what i do she wont stop screaming. I give her plenty of toys, and I rotate them so she wont get bored. But she loses interest on toys very fast. All she...
  10. Marisa K.

    4-month-old green cheeks starting to fight each other

    Hey guys, I adopted a pair of green cheek conures from a local breeder some 2 weeks ago. They are a boy (Mac) and a girl (Linux), both hatched mid April this year. They are from different parents. When they first came, they seem to get along really well. However, starting this week, I noticed...
  11. Y

    Constant flock calling

    I have had this male cockatiel for almost 1 year, and he is 1 year and 6 months old. We got him at the local animal store, and he was never a social bird. We used to let him out of the cage and try to play with him but he would be aggressive and scared towards us. We got him a female, but since...
  12. A

    They are comfortable with me and like to snuggle but freak out when I try to pet them ?

    Hi all! Ive had my conures just under a month now (kiwi the pineapple conure) (durian the green cheek) as of late ive been getting mixed messages from them. For example they love snuggling in my hoodie, playing with my hair, and are comfortable perching on my hand, etcetera however when I try to...
  13. BabyBirdMa

    Conure Chattering?

    My Yellow-Sided Conure: Daenerys has always made this chattering sound since the day we rescued her. If I had to compare it to anything: It sounds like a quieter version of an angry Donald Duck. None of my other Conures make this sound, not even her cage-mate: Shades (Greencheek.) Is this...
  14. SnowB

    Clingy sun conure; weaning

    Hi :) I was wondering if anyone else has an extremely clingy bird? I am aware that conures are clingy but I’m unsure if my sun is attached in an unhealthy way. He cries and screams when I put him in his cage and looks desperate to get out. Any advice on how to correct this? I don’t want him to...
  15. Y

    possible hormonal behavior? help

    hi everyone ! i need your help :(( my first ever male bird, who is now 1 year and 3-4 months old, keeps doing this very strange position some times a day, maybe even 3 or 4, but not every day. im guessing it's a normal hormonal behavior... since before this, he used to drag his butt left-right...
  16. BabyBirdMa

    Aggressive Abused Conure

    I have 9 birds in total, all rescues: 4 Budgies, 4 Conures and an African Grey. October, last year, I rescued 2 of my 4 Conures: A male and a female Greencheek, both 6 years old. They had no names when they were turned in, which I found odd that someone could own birds for 6 years and never name...
  17. Cwinneth

    Problems with training Quaker

    Hi everyone, I’m looking for some advice on how best to work with my Quaker Rio. I adopted him from someone else who could no longer take care of him, and he’s wonderful. However, his previous owner didn’t provide him with any toys or enrichment. All he wants to do is be on me. I’ve provided him...
  18. M

    Doubt about behaviour

    Hey, I just for a 6 months old male red bellied parrot yesterday and am trying to make friends. He was tame at the breeder and does not Seem particular scared in his new home. He is eating in front of me and calls when i am not in the room with him. My question is: I have tried to offer him...
  19. SweetestAv

    Caiques fighting?

    Hey all! I am not sure if I am just inexperienced or what is up... all day today these little buggers have been fighting. At least to me it looks like fighting seeing as one always falls down from the top of the cage and then clambers right back up after 30 seconds of break. I am not sure if it...
  20. M

    Never ending regurgitation wiggle PT2

    Hello everyone! It’s been quite a few weeks since I last posted here, I promised to anyone interested or kind enough to respond to my last post that I would update when I managed to find a reputable avian vet. Well! My feathered best friend has finally experienced his first vet visit : ) i...
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