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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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?
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. rebecca252

    Millers exposed to cleaning products?

    Hi everyone! I have a big bag of millet which is stored underneath my stairs in a cupboard. However, my parents cleaned out the cupboard with strong cleaning products whilst I was away, and didn’t think to remove the bag of opened millet. I think I already know the answer, but I’m assuming this...
  9. mothhteeth

    How much should a baby green cheek conure eat?

    So my baby green cheek conure, Rocky (roughly 1 month) who weighs 42 grams ate 12 whole grams of formula when we were letting him practice eating on his own. Is that okay for him?
  10. H

    I need help getting my lovebird to trust me

    Hi! I'm new to this site and I didn't know where to post this, so I copied this and posted on 3 different threads. Im sorry If I'm not supposed to do that.. So as the title says, I got my lovebird 2 days ago. This is the first time I'm ever caring for a bird, I love my Kivi so much. I managed...
  11. Z

    Is there something wrong here??

    Hey guys ive realized this with my lovebird who is 1 year old male red face. His crop seems to be pushed inside or something like that as you can see in the photos. No behavioral changes i saw it from almost a month ago ang he eats very well and is very active and playful There are no vets open...
  12. Char.bird

    Need advice and help with my lovebird!

    Hi everyone, Thanks for the great advice on my last thread!! But I was just wondering how I can even get the love bird out of the cage as she she just doesn't want to come out. The weird thing is though once I finally get her out of the cage and away from it she is totally fine with me and will...
  13. atancred

    Taming of Bobi & Popi

    Hi everyone! So 10 days ago I brought home from the pet shop my first 2 budgies ever (1 male & 1 female, both born end 2019). I can already have them on my fingers if I offer them some food, particularly millet! Today I was able to let the female fly around the room a bit and then she...
  14. Char.bird

    I just want my bird to like me!!

    Hi everyone! I'm new here and I really need some advice and help! I have two birds a budgies (boo) who's about 4 and a lovebird (peachy) who is just turning 2. During this quarantine they have been spoiled so much, they got a new cage, toys and they come out of the cage so much. But lately I...
  15. Beakz

    Owning a Scarlet mccaw

    I’m new to this but I’m loving it, I love that there’s a whole community to talk to all the bird lovers out there. Anyways, here’s what’s going on. Im getting a baby scarlet mccaw, it wasn’t on purpose but it wasn’t on accident either, more like I wanted it but I didn’t expect to actually get...
  16. jackson289

    Urgent My cockatiel isn’t putting on weight

    Our 2 1/2 year cockatiel, Cory, was recently taken to the vet due to excess urine in her droppings. She stayed 3 nights at the vet and today we went to pick her up. She was given a variety of injections and ran a few tests and the vet said that they couldn’t find anything. She was hand fed twice...
  17. Sunny1745


    Hi, I'm Sunny! I've been wanting a bird for a long time so, I made a presentation to show my parents the reasons why budgies are great and how to take care of them. After reading one page they shut me down and immediately sai I can't get a bird. They're really intimidating so I had to build up...
  18. bird_mama

    Clicker training and treats?

    Hi there! I live with my 2 year old feathered baby, a Congo African Grey. He has such personality, but I have a difficult time getting him to step up. I want to teach him how to step up on a stick before my hand like my GCC. I’ve bought a clicker already and I have a few questions: Do I need to...
  19. Lovingbird

    Will lovebird be ok if separated at night?

    Hi, I have 2 budgies and a lovebird and they seemed to get together very well for the first day but soon the lovebird started picking at one of my budgies feet so I separated them again. I’m now worried that since I separated them now the lovebird May get stressed or such. I’m fine with letting...
  20. PipTheBird

    4 Month Old Cockatiel Questions

    (Please let me know if this in the wrong thread! If so, I apologize and I'll move it to the appropriate one.) Hello! I just joined this site recently, mainly to ask a few questions about my Cockatiel. My boyfriend and I just got a 4 month old one a week ago, and he's technically our first bird...