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  1. MChiper

    Parrot in College? Travel?

    Hi all, I posted before regarding getting a bird for college; I was given very good advice to rather wait until I was in college or after graduation - so I am currently still bird-free. I know more about my schedule and the college policy on pets, etc. - it's very pet friendly and we may bring...
  2. S

    I bought Azalea wood perches & i’m unsure if i should give them to my lovebird or not.. Please help!!

    I bought Azalea wood perches online & at first i didn’t know that they were made out of azalea. I’ve searched online and it says that azalea wood is poisonous to birds, however, when i contacted the shop about this, they told me that it was safe and there’s no way that they would sell something...
  3. AceTheBudg

    What should I do about insurance for my bird?

    I have been trying to find pet insurance for my bird but many places don’t have a section for birds and if they do it’s only the kind with deductible claims. But I want an insurance that pays right then. I was wondering if i should just get a credit card and pay off the vet fees with it?
  4. M

    Severe macaw to the party!

    Hi everyone! I came across this forum and I’m excited to have people to talk about my bird with! I have a chestnut fronted macaw named Safari! He’s 7-10 years old! I’m very excited to make some new friends and learn some new exciting parrot stuff! Wanted to share some pictures! The humans are me...
  5. AMQ

    NYE & Bird(s)

    Hello all, how do you prepare your birds to New Year’s Eve ? my agapornis is scared fast so I need tips for the fireworks outside. I don’t know if she is going to panic because this is the first NYE for her. I am not home this NYE, and although fireworks are forbidden this year, I think (know)...
  6. L

    Please help - lorikeet

    Hi guys, I’ve this rainbow lorikeet for a little while now, recently for the past few months he has this little hair in front of his right eye that kept bugging him and he would scratch it all the time. Today earlier on I showered him with lukewarm water and a small pump of some very mild wash...
  7. L

    Help! - Rainbow lorikeet food

    Hi, I have a male rainbow lorikeet I just recently started taking care of, I was feeding him apples and other fruits and didn’t know he needed nectar and pollen till recently, today I received his orlux Lori feed which contains both nectar and pollen, I wanted to ask as well as this feed along...
  8. alyssanor

    CAN YOU TELL ME EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COCKATEILS ,, URGENT!!!!!!

    can you tell me everything i need to know about cockateils how to take care of them what to feed them and stuff like that
  9. CGrillo

    Weird droppings again

    Last time I talked about Luke’s droppings on here he got off of his antibiotic treatment and that I no longer go to the vet I brought him to for his infection. His poops went back to normal and were normal for weeks. He has been on his probiotic and everything was good and I didn’t change...
  10. CGrillo

    Weight Health

    In my last thread in spoke about how luke was back to a healthy weight after his antibiotics caused him to not eat. Luke now seems to be making up for all the food he hasn’t eaten on his meds and seems to be stuck at 1.5 oz When they should weigh around 1.1-1.4 oz. He doesn’t seem to get much...
  11. CGrillo

    Is this a bruise?

    This week a noticed a reddish brown mark appear on Luke’s beak. The mark isn’t flaky or anything and it looks like it’s flat and apart of the beak. You can see another section of his beak is trying to grow so I think he might have hurt himself but I’m not sure. He does come out of the cage and...
  12. CGrillo

    Molting Cause Watery Droppings?

    I’ve spoken about Luke recovering from an infection in previous threads. He’s been off antibiotics since Monday and we are between vets at the moment. I don’t want to drive myself crazy because most of his his poops seem to look good but there will be these few random watery droppings either...
  13. CGrillo

    Food to help budgie gain weight

    Luke lost some weight by not eating his food on his second round of antibiotics (which It was put in the food and is a bitter tasting medication). He was pretending to eat so I didn’t realize he wasn’t eating until I could physically feel his keel bone when I went to pick him up. He is no...
  14. T

    Tree perch help

    Hey all! First time poster, long time reader here! So I wanted to build a “tree perch” for my little tiel (chip) and I got a branch big enough (olive, not yet disinfected but will be before I give him) and a bucket as a base. I need something to fill the bucket, to keep it sturdy. I wanted to...
  15. CGrillo

    What do your budgies eat?

    I’m curious to know what everyone here feeds their budgies day to day, weekly, etc. Can anyone recommend some seeds or foods they swear by? Right now I feed Luke Natural Select Parakeet Diet but trying to add some zupreem fruit blend pellets to his diet. Here and there he will get veggies but...
  16. CGrillo

    Recovery Advice?

    I had a crazy day today :wacky: So I officially need to find Luke a new vet. The office I’ve been taking him to was not a avian specialist but as you may have read in my last thread that because of COVID the avian specialists in my area are all on leave and that this new vet I’ve been taking...
  17. CGrillo

    Wet Droppings Need Advice!!

    Hello I’m new to these forums. So my budgie Luke Is 3 years old has been experiencing wet droppings occasionally for a couple months and then 2 weeks ago it was pretty much every dropping that was wet so I called so many vets and most of the avian vets in my area are on leave due to COVID but I...
  18. Y

    Best way to prevent over preening?

    Hey there! I’m watching a sulphur crested cockatoo for a few days and I’m worried she might be over preening, is there any way to help prevent this?
  19. YoshiFloof

    Roaches In Bird Cage?

    I have a three year old Green Cheeked Conure (GCC) i got from my sister who lives in South Carolina. (We were up there helping her get a new home since her old one was unfavorable.) So.. I got their bird.. he wasn't in good living conditions and they didn't like him (not giving him attention...
  20. S

    Hello - Why is my lovebird plucking its feathers? :(

    Hello! I'm new here. Anyway, I'll go straight to the main topic. I got my lovebird about 6 years ago with no knowledge about lovebirds. (Actually even now I'm not very knowledgeable about birbs. I just know I want to keep a happy and healthy birb.) My lovebird is orange and green. When I first...
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