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  1. K

    Baby ringneck not eating

    My baby ringneck will not eat, I want to clarify that i am fairly expirienced with handfeeding parrots but this is new to me for context So my irns had two babies one had splay legs so i took it for hand feeding about 3 weeks ago. 4 days ago when i was checking the other baby in the nest, the...
  2. birdienerd

    Seed sprout questions :)

    I’ve started sprouting my own seeds for the birbies, And just want to know if they can eat the following seeds (once sprouted) ; Silverbeet, Parsley, Coriander, Pumpkin (Butternut), Deshelled sunflower seeds and Tomato. Every safe seed list online is different, So many contradictory answers...
  3. Theo22

    Looking for your best chop recipes

    In honour of my Cockatiel Buddy (sadly he passed away 2 hours before the vet opened) I want to make a free to use google doc with recipes for chop and stuff. So if you have a good recipe and want to share it, I would be really grateful. (if you have pictures you can share them too) So feel...
  4. S

    Fisher Love bird

    Hi my fisher is 5-6 weeks old. I am concerned about its weight he weighs 31g . what should I give him to increase his weight.as he looks underweight to me Doesn't cry for the feed so I have to feed him from a soft tube . I feed him formula 3 times a day around 5-6 cc. Though he is active and...
  5. lolmcr

    Burnt food

    Hey guys! Hope you all are well. I'm just a bit concerned because my roommate had burned some rice in a non-stick pan & it smoked up the entire kitchen. My room is right next to the kitchen & although the door is closed, it still smells a little bit in my room. Should I be concerned about my...
  6. Diveks

    Has anyone tried Versele-laga’s Nutribird lori mix?

    I am currently feeding my lories nekton-lori but it is incredibly expensive. the versele-laga is more than half the price so if it’s good, I would love to switch. Has anyone tried it or have any opinions on it? Comparison: Nekton-lori: Versele-laga:
  7. S

    Parakeets will not stop eating eachothers food!

    Hi. Going to try and make this as short as possible. I have three parakeets, two I have owned since they were babies (We will call them green and blue) and one who I took in from a friend recently (picky bird) because the other bird they had passed away. The three have continued to get along...
  8. J

    blended veggies?

    Hi. So I have two budgies who I've been trying to ween onto veggies (if anyone has suggestions in the way of this... I'll take em. Right now I'm just aiming for consistency, but don't want to go to any starving techniques, most I've tried was only veggies an hour in the morning and yielding no...
  9. C

    Exotic Fruits?

    Hey y'all! My Red-Bellied has been very into the Avian Organics freeze-dried fruits and veggies. Now that I know she likes them, I was looking into other options for buying since AO is a bit far from me. I found a pack of exotic freeze dried fruits on Amazon that have no added sugars/additives...
  10. G

    Food/Diet Plan Help! What to feed my birds?!

    I need to know the percentage (by weight) of pellets, seeds, veggies, and fruits to feed to my cockatiels and budgie. They all share the same food (yes, they do each have their own food bowls & water), and right now i have a food plan of 60% pellets, apx. 18% veggies, apx. 17% seeds (sprouted)...
  11. G

    Is Corn Bad?

    Is corn a bad thing to feed my cockatiels and budgie? I read that some people never feed corn and that it is bad to feed due to yeast infection. Should i completely cut corn out of their diet and avoid food mixes and pellets that have corn in them? Thanks!
  12. G

    Percentages of Food

    When I measure out my birds food in percentages, such as 60% pellets, 20% seeds, 20% fruits and veggies, etc., should I do the percentages based on weight or volume? So let's say I make a hundred grams of food, I would do it based on weight, 60 grams of pellets, 20 grams of seeds, and 20 grams...
  13. G

    Vegetables Help

    Does anyone know of a dried or freeze dried wide variety blend of vegetables (preferably human grade or made for humans) that doesn't contain alliums (garlic, onion, etc) and is completely safe for birds? Thank you so much. My birds don't like to eat fresh vegetables. I've bought them freeze...
  14. G

    How many grams of food daily should a cockatiel eat

    How many grams of food should an average cockatiel typically consume in a day? I've read anywhere between 6 grams, 15 grams, and 30-40 grams, so now I'm really confused. Those are huge differences. I'm also wondering how many grams of food a parakeet should consume daily. Thanks so much for your...
  15. G

    'Tiel & Budgie Diet

    I'm wondering if a mix (in all equal parts) of Zupreem Natural Pellets, Harrison's Adult Lifetime, Dr. Harvey's Colossal Cockatiel Blend, and Top's Parrot pellets is a healthy well rounded diet for my cockatiels and budgie to eat? Of course they will still get fresh fruits and veggies as well as...
  16. M

    Homemade parrot food?

    It's getting harder and harder to find Trinity's pellets so I'm looking into alternatives that I can make at home. She's been on a mainly pellet diet for 16+ years and has never shown any interest in any parrot chops that I've made before. Anyone have a bird food recipe that their parrots enjoy...
  17. xbabybree

    Help! I accidentally put cassia cinnamon in my conures food

    Hi all. I was meal prepping my gcc's chop for the month, and I accidentally put 1/2 tsp of cassia cinnamon. I did the math and it's about .2 mg of coumarin per days worth of food which i know she won't even eat remotely close to this much. Is this too toxic or am I good to use it still? I would...
  18. J

    Expired pellets

    I have a bag of All Living Things (old Petsmart brand) Conure and Lovebird Diet fruit flavored pellets. I got them about 2 years ago when I was switching my GCC from seed to pellets and have continued to use them as treats since them. I gave her a few today and realized the bag said Best By: May...
  19. Baileybea

    Aphids/bugs in vegetables??? Safe to feed?

    Hello! I have a question about store bought veggies…the past couple days when I bought new spinach/broccoli, I noticed what appears to be a few little aphid bugs! I bought more tonight because I was worried about feeding them to Momo, and I found them again. I just wanted to know, as long as...
  20. J

    Sharing human dinner?

    How safe is it to share little niblets from my dinner with my green cheek conure? I don't ever do this because I'm very cautious when it comes to my pets, but I've caught my boyfriend on numerous occassions sneaking her little bites of his food. He knows what she absolutely CANNOT (alcohol...