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bonding

  1. Birb Mom

    Birds not Bonding?

    I have two budgies, one named Sky and one named Cloud. I also have a cockatiel named Max. All males. Ever since I got Max, the dynamic between sky and cloud has slowly changed. Cloud has gotten closer to Max and they are now an inseparable pair. anywhere that Max goes, Cloud follows. The only...
  2. J

    Hi new quaker parrot owner here!

    Hi everyone! I have recently adopted a one year old Quaker parrot called Nova (4 days ago) she is apparently a girl. Me and my partner are totally in love but we are wanting to learn more about the best ways to bond with her and I'm hoping people with more experience with Quakers can advise on...
  3. apollo1017

    Preventing bird-bird bonding?

    Hi, I will be moving in with a friend for a few months and am pretty certain the living arrangements will end in May. I have a 3yo cockatiel (male, as seen in the profile picture) and am moving in with someone who also has a cockatiel (< 1yo). I want the two birds to be able to spend time...
  4. M

    Never ending Regurgitation wiggle

    Hi everyone! My first post here! I spent some time looking through the existing posts to see if I could find anything that narrowed into my subject, though nothing I didn’t already understand through previous research. I have a wonderful green cheek named Zazu, who’s celebrated his first...
  5. B

    Newly adopted bird will let my roommate pet them - but not me

    Hello! About two weeks ago I adopted a 3 month old Quaker Parrot, and they've been doing really well! Very social and will fly to me and sit on my hand or nap on my shoulder. Wouldn't let me pet him. That's fine, I thought, just needs time to develop trust. THEN today and yesterday my roommate...
  6. Nickdevo

    help! leaving Conure for extended time

    Hey all I have a crimson belly Conure who I’ve had since he was 3 months old, and he’s been with me for about a year and a half. In this time the most I’ve ever been away from him has been the occasional overnight stay during which my parents looked after him (they also have a bird so they put...
  7. E

    How to "unbond" bonded bird?

    Hey, My dove (Baby, age 24 ish) loves men. He loves to be held and pet and especially loves being held and pet by my husband. Ive just started to learn more about what it means to "properly touch" birds without simulating them to bond to a human and see them as their mate. The more I learn...
  8. S

    Second cockatiel??

    Hii! I'm new to the site (so I hope I'm posting this in the right section hahaha) and I would like to ask some advice: I got my first cockatiel ever a month ago, she (I think it's a she) spends most of her time outside her cage, loves to cuddle and always wants to be with me. Should I get her a...
  9. 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...
  10. D

    Caique as a College Student in a Unique Situation

    Hey, So I had a couple green cheek conures up until a few years ago, which had to be given to another family due to medical issues and other extenuating circumstances. Life's gotten a lot better now, and I have a couple of years of college left. I'm thinking about getting a Caique since they...
  11. Harley

    Black capped conure bonding and taking

    Hello everyone so I recently bought a black capped conure and he is not tame at all I’ve managed to get him to come over and take food from my hand in the couple days I’ve had him but not sure where to go from here he is quite nervous of my hands and just looking for tips to bond and tame so I...
  12. Nimbus

    Pictures Bonding!

    AhhhHhHh I’m so excited! Pippin seems to have finally connected my hand to coming out of the cage, and generally good things. Sammi’s still absolutely terrified of hands - but she’s pretty comfortable getting onto my arm! I had both birds on my arm for 45 minutes of my online LA! They even...
  13. MaggieBee

    Cori update: one small step for a little budgie, one giant leap for trust-building

    Look!!! LooklooklookLOOK: I'M V I B R A T I N G WITH EXCITEMENT After he was full he stood perched for like 20 minutes more. Fluffed up and everything! My arm hurts, but it was worth it :joyful: @tka @Dorcas George @Monica @Ulis_Beast
  14. MaggieBee

    Cori update: 1 week (and one setback)

    Hi! It's me again with your weekly update on the world's prettiest budgie! I can't believe it's been a week... I suppose time flies when you spend most of it with a little feathered friend. Ok, let's start with the setback: The little green devil learned to how to open his cage – and shaved...
  15. Birbnoob

    Update

    A little update, so I my budgie banana hzs been flying around ever since my post for advice. He's really cute, I let him play outside of the cage till it's bedtime for him and it's been pretty easy to get him back in the cage. He steps up on a stick and he allows me to carry him home hehe. Today...
  16. B

    2 Green Cheeks

    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum, so I am unsure if I am posting in the correct place. I am however in need of some help making a decision in the next week and any advice would be welcome. I have absolutely fallen in love with a pair of green cheek conures at my local petco and I would...
  17. Danisaur

    Bonding & Breeding

    Hello! I apologize in advance for the long post. But appreciate if you are able to read through and give me some advice! have a 4 year old male cockatiel, and a 1.5 year old female. they have been living in the same cage for a couple months now, and I am badly wanting them to bond and breed. I...
  18. Kenzie

    Let me in on your relationship with Bonded Birds

    I think we are all aware that, if possible, the most fair way to keep a parrot is with a partner due to their high social needs and biological programming to feel the need to have their flock nearby at all times. We of course cannot accommodate between working, spending time with our loved ones...
  19. malibu

    Finally!

    Thought I would share some good news! I have found that my lovie, chica was a bit timid with hands but today she allowed me to have my hand near her without running away or tensing up. She also ate some seed from a spoon with my hand a couple inches from her. Im so happy and excited for us to...
  20. malibu

    Getting a bird to accept treats from hands

    So my lovie that I have had for roughly 2 weeks currently won't eat any treats besides chopped walnuts and almonds and she will only eat them if they are in her food dish. I tried using millet and giving it through the bars since shes kinda hand shy but she straight up refuses millet unless it's...
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