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bird advice

  1. parrotkid

    Make my own Bird Stand?

    Hello, I am in Australia and I read in another thread we won't be able to get Java wood here. I am wondering what any alternatives would be and where to find nice branches? I was thinking Gumtree/Eucalyptus wood but not sure where to get it. Thanks
  2. Pip and Gracie

    How to get bird to eat veggies and fruit?

    I always supply my bird with fruits and veggies but she never eats them, i always find them thrown to the bottom of her cage. How do i get her to eat them.
  3. Pip and Gracie

    My bird hitting her bell

    I've noticed that when my bird plays with her bell she plays with it rather aggressively, is that normal? She will slam her beak into it and it seems like she's almost attacking it. It looks like she keeps going back and forth from playing with it to fighting with it.
  4. Pip and Gracie

    My parakeet wont leave her corner

    I just got a parakeet from the shelter and we set up her cage and transferred her. She is already trained to perch on your finger but she will not let me take her out of her cage and she just stands in the corner and will not eat or play with her toys. It's only been a day but i'm worried and...
  5. Pip and Gracie

    Do budgies have to be in pairs?

    I am getting a parakeet from the shelter and she is alone. I was wondering if I would need to get another parakeet from the store to accompany her? Is it a necessity or not?
  6. Elyse

    Sun Conure’s Foot is Red?

    hello! So lately (since yesterday) I have noticed my 5 month old sun conure Skylar’s one foot is red. It looks kind of irritated but I don’t know. He spends a lot of time on the sides of his cage. I believe this is because he is a baby and doesn’t quite grip the perch well yet. Anyway I was...
  7. Zeke&tiki

    Help! Lorikeet doesn't stop screaming!! Tried everything!

    hi guys! I'm a new member and I'm urgently seeking some advice from people who have successfully been able to get their bird to stop screaming. I've spent so much time and money trying to get my little guy to stop screaming and nothing has worked, and I feel like I'm at the crisis point now...
  8. Rivka

    sun conure nippy

    Hi my sun conure is 6 months and she’s very friendly but she bites me a lot on my fingers, ears and neck. A lot of times it really hurts when she bites. She loves chewing on wood and her toys but I don’t know what the deal with her chewing on me is. How can I make her stop? I know not to yell...
  9. Cayleigh-Anne

    What kind of Mousebird do I have?

    Hi I found a Mousebird but im not sure what kind it is. Please help me identify my birdie. He/she is about 4-5 weeks old. In South Africa
  10. Rivka

    What’s my sun conure doing

    hey so I recently took my sun conure to the bet bcs she’s been sneezing a lot and they gave me medication to give her and said it’s prob a upper respitory infection. Anyways she’s already off her medication and is supposed to be healed by now. I’m worried bcs she’s still sneezing lots but she’s...
  11. EarthToEcho

    Are we bonded?

    How do I know if my bird is bonded with me? I like to think he is, but I worry that its only because I'm the main person in his life, and I'm not sure if he's actually bonded to me. What are some ways I can tell if he is or not? (pictures for fun :)
  12. EarthToEcho

    Bird Meetup Groups

    Does anyone know of any Bird Meetup Groups around the Charlotte area? I've been looking for one but have had no luck! Also if there isn't one and I want to start one, what would be a good way to go about that? Thank you!
  13. AlexaC

    Aggressive Meyers parrot

    Hi! I have a Meyers parrot named James who is very aggressive. He is 9 years old but we've had him about 4-5 years. In all this time, he has been very aggressive with us and I don't understand why. I'm the only person he actually let's touch him and hold him but he does try to bite sometimes...
  14. egg

    Sun Conure training

    I'd like to start this thread by saying my sunny is a sweet girl who gets along well with her owner (me) and the other member in the household, and will happily relax with home visitors as long as she is with her owner. I feed her well, she has plenty of toys, and a nice, large cage with room...
  15. pkrang

    Confused about what to feed cockatiel?

    I recently bought a handfed cockatiel from a bird specialist and plan to pick it up soon. I asked an employee about what exactly to feed my bird and he said to feed it about 3/4 seeds and 1/4 pellets (because as he stated "too many pellets will calcify its liver") but from all the research I've...
  16. T

    Macaw issue

    Hi my name is Tiffany and I was wondering if anyone can help me with an issue I'm going through with my scarlet Macaw . I have gotten both her and a blue/gold macaw together as a surprise present , of course I myself didn't really know how to care for one and so I researched and etc. the macaws...
  17. Peri-Keet

    Is my Red Rump ugly?

    I have a baby Red Rumped parakeet/parrot who I love dearly, but everyone who I show pictures of him to is saying he's "kinda ugly" or "the ugly duckling". It happens usually after I show them pictures of mature red rumps, or other red rumps with more iridescent colors. I'm still unsure if he'll...
  18. peppermint

    i need some advice

    hi there. i'm new to the forum, and i need some advice [i hope this is the right section for it] 3 years ago i found a baby crow fallen from the nest. long story short, i had no idea what i was getting myself into [i still have no idea what i'm doing].. baby crow was ill, 2 vets said it would...