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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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 :)
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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)...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Shorty's Grl

    New - Hand raising BG Macaw - 8 weeks

    Hi! I thought i would take a moment and introduce myself, I'm Montana & i have a new baby Blue & Gold Macaw. This is my first macaw but not my first time hand feeding. I used to raise ducklings and fostered a 5 year old african grey for about 6 months. I'm super excited about my baby!! His name...
  15. RobMenace1995

    What are signs that a cockatiel loves you?

    I got my cockatiel, Sprite, about a month and 1/2 ago. He was 10 weeks when I got him. I spend every second I'm at home with him. He likes to be out of the cage and likes to sit on me. That is all he wants to do: be on me. I was wondering if he is bonded to me or is indifferent. During night...
  16. Redroversis

    New owner of GCCs

    I am a new, first time owner of a pair of sister green cheeks that were given to me. They are about 4-5 years old. The couple that had them, one of them was allergic, and the other began working all the time so they just didn't have the time to spend with them that the girls deserved. I am...
  17. Miss B

    A note on scritchy-scratchies

    Hi all! I joined today because I often come to this site for advice, and I wanted to share something! Cello is my little guy, he's a peach-face and he's been my partner in crime for a little over a year now. He loves scritchy-scratchies, and when I scratch him I always smooth the feathers...
  18. R

    New Macaw Mommy

    Hi everyone, I am a new red fronted macaw mommy! This is the first forum I have ever joined and I'm hoping it will help expand my knowledge. I received my red fronted macaw as a gift, I only have experience with a Moluccan Cockatoo, so I am hoping someone that has experience with macaws will be...
  19. A

    If i house two birds in separate cages will they bond with each other and not me?

    Hi guys! About 3 weeks ago i bought a 7 week old love bird, but sadly we are still not bonded. I spend time with him at least 4 hours a day, but I don't touch him much since he dislikes that. PLUS SADLY he has started to bite. Moving on, today, i bought a cockatiel, but separated their cages...
  20. D

    Is this a sign of progress???

    hi! I adopted a grey named Doot'na about a year and a half ago. She immediately took to my husband but was disdainful of me. I have been working to earn her love and my husband has no interest in her and so doesn't interact with her much. A few days ago I noticed that she suddenly was behaving...
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