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  1. Zara

    What a day! My girl is all grown!

    We've had an eventful day, and I don't even mean about the mini mountain of peppers. I have had quite the day with my feathered family. So today, Sydney (my unsexed lone bird) was spreading wings for Jaime, who was happily watching from the top of the cage, while his girlfriend watched from...
  2. ConureMom

    Help with conure bonding

    Hi guys! So I have an issue with conure bonding. So I got two conures two years ago when they were three months old. The male, Loki is very jumpy and aggressive... he is scared of anything and often bites and draws blood. I’ve taught him many tricks and I feel like I am somewhat experienced in...
  3. Hoshi

    Looking for Ideas to Help Build Trust

    My entire experience of having a bird has had more downs than ups. From him coming from an abusive breeder, being deathly afraid of me, and barbering his feathers off to well.. he's cute. Please don't misunderstand, I love him to death. I got him at 3 months and he will be one year old next...
  4. U


    Hi, So recently I got a new conure and she seems very attached to me. I already have one budgie at home, but I was wondering if it would be a bad idea to keep them close to each other if I want the conure to bond with me and not the budgie?
  5. Weelasmaree

    Bonding Help

    Hi everyone! I hope you can give me some guidance and not take my thread as too much of a cockatiel noob. I am honestly posting this because I care dearly for both my cockatiels and want the best for them over all. I have a 10 month old cockatiel, Gromit, who shows almost all signs to being...
  6. S

    Advice Needed: My Cockatoo Hates Baths and Other Things

    I just got a cockatoo a few months ago. His name is Snowball and he is a sweetie. He has a few small issues, that I'm curious on how to fix. The first is what I posted this for initially. Snowball HATES bathing. He wasnt that well taken care of, and for 23 years at that. When we got him, I...
  7. S

    How long does it take to truly bond with a lovebird?

    Hey everyone! I've had my peach-faced lovebird Rio for about 10 months (I got him when he was 6 weeks old) and things have been going alright. I've done a good amount of training sessions with him and he steps up mostly every time I command him to, if not I just have to push him a little more...
  8. N

    Please help me, my lovebird lost trust in me and won't let me handle her anymore

    This has been an ongoing problem for a year now, and I've been try to resolve this using different methods suggested to me but there seems to be little signs of improvement. I've had my (single kept) lovebird, Mango, for just over a year now, and at the beginning things were amazing. We were...
  9. W

    Inseparable Siblings

    Hey all! I've decided to purchase two GCC siblings who are really close to each other. They are handled daily by the breeder and her husband and I'm told they are very sweet, but after reading about bonded GCCs becoming intolerant of their owners, I'm getting worried. Any suggestions for how to...
  10. AbleHazard

    How long to wait?

    I brought in a second lovebird previously and have now introduced them in a split aviary sharing one wall; today is day two and they have no signs of biting, posturing, etc. They haven't been introduced otherwise. My question is how do I know when they're kosher? The intent is for them to...
  11. R

    Hello from a newbie

    Hi, I have just adopted a blue fronted amazon from a rescue. I like to think I know things but just like having babies years apart these memories and moments come and go. I’m happily browsing for now all the interesting notes and conversation, I’m certainly interested in giving him a better...
  12. C

    New Dove Mama in Need of Advice

    Hi everyone! A couple days ago, I adopted an eight year old female ringneck dove. She still seems to be a bit stressed from the move so I've been giving her space and letting her get acclimated to her new home. I want to get a second dove to be her companion, but I'm not sure when to do it. I...
  13. Resse

    How to bond with my female sengal

    I'm female and we joke that she has a totem pole of love and I'm at the very bottom. I'm just her personal maid. She loves my spouse and roommate (both males) she also has a foundness for my mother in law. I'm a literally her last resort. She will not take attention, scritches or food from me...
  14. T

    Bonding Advice

    Well I couldn't make up my mind between a male and female, so got them both. They are in separate cages and I take each out separately and spend about 30 minutes with each one on my shoulder in the morning before work. Sometimes I'll put both on my shoulder. They seem to really like each...
  15. 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 :)
  16. Cabo15

    HELP- My male BG bonded to Male Scarlett

    I have a 2 1/2 yr old male B&G and a 2 yr old male Scarlett. Up until a couple weeks ago they’ve both always been bonded to me. The B&G recently became aggressive towards me anytime I go near the Scarlett. I took him to the vet a couple days ago and was told that he’s matured and is now sexually...
  17. Parakeet88

    Keeping new GCC stimulated

    so I've had my GCC for a few weeks now. He loves to be out on his play gym and is pretty good at keeping himself busy but I'm looking for some ideas of things I can do with him to bond with him and to keep him mentally stimulated. He has on and off days with training, sometimes he wants to and...
  18. trinitymmgd1

    HALP! Sulphur Crested Too Questions

    To lay out a back story, almost two years ago I ended up with a Sulphur Too, Carmen. She was three when I got her, she had a bare chest, barbed feathers, chewed sores into her wings, a yeast and bacterial infection. She was on a wild bird seed diet with Captain Crunch (yes the children's cereal)...
  19. D

    Affectionate bird suggestions?

    Hi everyone! This is my first post ever, I'm excited to have found this website! My husband and I just got our first IRN last week, she is about 3 months old and has so much personality. We originally got a bird so I could have a companion as I work at home and hate being alone! After doing our...
  20. M

    Need Help With Companion

    I've got a bit of a tricky situation I'm hoping folks could help me with. I have a four year old pineapple green cheek I found on Craigslist about a year ago and another baby phased GCC I got for him to be a companion around six months ago. The issue I'm having is that the pineapple was...