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  1. Mariam2020

    Cockatiel help one month old

    My babies are now both around 28 to 30 days old they are slowly starting to refuse formal and more interested in bedding “soft wood nest” beneath them and yesterday my 30 day old started to nipple on some seeds I left on the ground. My question is should I take them out of the nesting box and...
  2. Annb

    Is it safe to feed your bird colored pellets?

    I’m getting a macaw and I was searching through food options, i came across a brand that sells colored pellets. I did further research on the product and it says the colorants are natural (chlorophyll, for example) and that it doesn’t contain agrochemicals. Would it be safe to feed (with a well...
  3. M

    Help with finding good food in Europe

    Hello, I'm in desperate need of help, I'm getting a cockatiel in few weeks (little Chihiro ) and I want to give her the best home possible, that includes the best food for her health. But i ran into a big problem, I have been over all pet stores in my country, and none have any pallets...
  4. S

    Preserving home made items

    Hey y’all! I have been doing a little digging and finding recipes I’d like to make for my growing flock, my only issue is I am the mother of a toddler who is like a sheep herding dog and wants me to be near him at all times. This limits how often I can prepare birdy biscuits and all these...
  5. peachypjm

    Suddenly doesn't like fresh food

    Mercury for the past week hasn't been the happiest eating fresh foods. I'm a little confused about it since he was eating well for so long, I stopped giving him fruit everyday (low sugary fruits) and now he barely touches his food. He'll eat pellets and forage for treats but refuses veggies and...
  6. J

    Apple Cider Vinegar?

    Hi, I recently read that a few drops of apple cider vinegar in my cockatiel's water bowl and in her chop can help reduce bacterial growth and can provide her nutrients. Is this true and safe? Any comments on how much I shld give my 8month cockatiel if it's safe and healthy to do so? Thanks in...
  7. peachypjm

    What's everyone's favorite fresh foods they feed everyday?

    just wanted to look at what you guys all feed for fresh food daily, I'm always looking for new things to try.
  8. peachypjm

    zucchini !

    Hi all ! I'm gonna start feeding mercury zucchini, I was just wondering if you guys feed it raw or if you guys cook it? And can I feed him this every day with his other veggies or should this be a once a week thing? Thank you !
  9. redrose27

    Small Blender for Lafeber Senior Nutriberries (Pelleted food)

    Hi there! Recently I started converting my sister (budgie) to a pelleted diet specifically Lafeber Senior Nutriberries the ones that come in the orange colored bag with the African grey on the front picture. Lately things have been decent. Sometimes she eats a tiny piece of pellet but mostly she...
  10. N

    Help/guidance needed with feeding my newly adopted foursome of budgies

    I'm new to budgies and this group and already am so grateful this exists and that you all share so much of your knowledge and experience! I adopted 4 adult budgies and am not breeding them fyi. They've been on an all seed diet and confined to a pretty small cage as far as I know. So I bought a...
  11. C

    Zebra finches black pepper

    I have two zebra finches who go out of their way to eat black pepper, even trying to navigate the dark kitchen to find it. Is this okay for them to eat and why might they want it so bad?
  12. J

    bird refuses new food..help!!

    my gcc has been on a diet of zupreem natural pellets and chop basically since i got her (about 5 months). she really likes the pellets and tolerates the chop (more so if i add egg food or a small dollop of unsweeted apple sauce). the problem is i found out that pellets that have the main...
  13. CarinaMD

    Names and recipes

    Hi guys! My Jagger passed away unexpectedly awhile back, so now im going to ne getting this handsome baby soon. Im looking for name ideas plus ideas on making a mash for him in the morning. Also wondering how much to per portion so i can just take out of the freezer, thaw overnight and serve, as...
  14. conureluv

    Good pellets for gcc?

    I have my green cheek conure on ZuPreem Natural Nut Blend and many people on the avenue have recommended something else. (It's smelly, [insert brand here] is better, my conure has [insert brand], I recommend it) I want something that's not really pricey, unlike Harrisons, but good enough...
  15. BirbDex

    Budgies and diets?

    Hi, so I have a lot on my mind currently but I don't want to come off as causing trouble as soon as I arrive so I'm not going to disclose any names what I am going to say is I was advised to put my budgie on a diet from a so-called professional bird trainer. Being someone who takes advice but...
  16. Pastel

    Vegetables, homemade seed mix and eggs for my budgie?

    Hi! I’m getting my first budgie tomorrow. I’ve been getting prepared for about three weeks. There is only one thing i’m not sure i got right: healthy eating. After alot of research, I made my own mix using organic seeds. I’m looking for feedback and making sure so i will share my recipe: 50%...
  17. redrose27

    H E L P Im this close to lossing it I need better seed PLEASE

    My sister (bird) kony shes a parakeet/budgie she has gout, arthritus in one knee due to gout, a fatty tumor which has gone down but im not sure if its totally gone yet and shes 12 years old. I have been trying to get her into vegies like the vet said so far she eats carrots. I tried spinash and...
  18. Angela_2

    Balsam apple?

    I live near to a valley in a hometown area. Yesterday my dad brought us to a semi-desert place that has many different species of birds from large birds of pray like black kite to small shining sunbird . The place has many trees that i saw for the first time include balsam apple tree. My dad...
  19. N

    All Living Things Premium Pellets

    So, my conure eats a mix of fresh food and zupreme fruit pellets, but around last week, my conure did not like his new salad and had no pellets left, so I went to the store and of course.. his normal pellets were gone so I got him all living things premium pellets, a pretty big bag with a decent...
  20. SilverSoo

    Finally eating pellets

    My only post here was me being a new mother for a 4 weeks old cockatiel, and today at, their 8 weeks, Jaime it's finally eating his first solid food on his own :3 Though Jaime gotta still learn to not bat its wings while near the food. I have a concern, his feather on his chest are all stain...
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