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  1. L

    How to tame two budgies

    Hey everyone! I got my original budgie 2 weeks ago and she was bonding with me. She didn’t step up yet but she knew not to be scared. I got her sister from the same breeder 2 days ago. They get along fine and they’re happy and all but my original budgie has forgotten the bond with me. She runs...
  2. Amavirra

    Owned for some time, won't bond. . .

    Hello, I'm new. I specifically made an account to get some outsiders information on this specific problem I'm having (or rather my father is having). I live with my mother and we just got a Quaker whom is already doing his best to bond with me. However at my fathers house, we have a four/five...
  3. teachespet

    Tips for Bonding with Perseus

    Hi all! I've had my masked lovebird, Percy, for about 3 1/2 months now. Although it was rocky at first, he seems to trust me a lot more now and isnt terrified of my hands. He eats treats from my hands, steps up for treats, and likes to eat from his bowl if I'm eating next to him. He will do...
  4. AussieBird

    Bonding with an aviary bird?

    Kinda random thought I had today, how hard is it to bond with an aviary bird in an aviary? I don’t mean a super close bond, but a willing to interact bond. Surely with enough food treats it’s possible, eager for everyone’s thoughts. Just curious :)
  5. X

    Nuzzling then nibbling

    Hi, I’m not sure if this is the right thread to post in, but here we go. I’ve had Olaf, my cockatiel, for around 4 months now. He was around 5 months when I got him, but it’s a bit uncertain since he’d already been rehomed 3 times then. He’s regularly out and steps onto a stick with a simple...
  6. Shack

    How do I make my cockatiel want to spend time with me?

    So I got my tiel 5 days ago. She's generally really calm and doesn't get spooked by much, is seemingly hand-fed/hand-reared and doesn't have a problem with hands. She doesn't know how to step up but will climb onto my hand if I offer her millet. I talk to her often both when she's in the cage...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. sydneytiel

    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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
  20. 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...
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