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  1. Q

    Urgent How can I properly feed a budgie that lost half of his upper mandible?

    Hello! My budgie has lost a part of his upper mandible in February. Recently, he started not being able to de-husk seeds. Now, I am feeding him dehusked millet seeds, but I heard that they are high-fat and low protein. What can I feed him for a balanced diet? Also, how can the beak problem be...
  2. GeezLouise

    Portions for a Green Cheek

    I feel that recently Louise has been wanting to eat more. Her usual one full tablespoon of pellets doesn’t even last until noon, when a couple months ago it was eaten throughout the day and she didn’t yell or search the ground for left over pellets. I give her chop but that’s gone quick too...
  3. cricketiel

    Behavioral Issues and Not Eating

    My cockatiel has taken to shrill screaming all day long, regardless of if I am near her or away. She has toys of every kind and a large cage and is free to leave and enter her cage as she pleases all day long (cage door is always open). I assume that her screaming is related to her being hungry...
  4. S

    My 1.5 months old cockatiel not taking formula, she is eating seeds by it's own

    Yesterday i got a lutino cockatiel, it's name is phoenix (i don't know the gender as the pet shop owner said it can be told after 4-5 months), i am giving him seeds and he drinks clean water. He is able to eat and drink on his own and also through my hand when i pick him and put some seeds on...
  5. Haydenb

    Grapes safe for birds?

    Hi, I keep hearing a lot of conflicting info on wether grapes are safe for birds. Is it completely safe, safe if the seeds and/or skin is removed or completely unsafe? I have a green cheek conure in case breed is a determining factor
  6. ZY28

    Kirkland unsalted nut mix safe?

    Hello, How you're well! I have been snacking on a nut mix I got at Costco and I wonder if it would be okay to share with my bird... It is Kirkland unsalted nut mix. They are cooked. The ingredients are: cashew, almonds, Brazil nuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, peanut oil. Thank you!
  7. Haydenb

    My bird room a bite out of cheesy breadd

    Often I'll bring my bird to the kitchen table to feed her some fruits and veggies while I'm eating and she's usually well behaved and almost never goes for the people food, but today we were eating Dominos near her and she took a little bite out of the cheesy bread which has a little bit of...
  8. BirbFriend

    Angsty cockatiel gets hangry

    I have a rescue cockatiel who is about 3 years old. He's been with me for 7 months. For the first 2-2.5 years of his life he was in (I suspect a very small) cage with another cockatiel. Then the previous owner got a cat and his friend died. Then he was alone for about 6mos-1yr before he went...
  9. H

    How much should I feed my canary

    I've had several different reccomending tips on how much to feed my guy. I currently just keep his bowl of food in cage all the time, and put fresh veggies out every day. Haven't had any luck getting him to eat any fruit. I put a quarter of a boiled egg in his bowl once a week. Is this...
  10. Poochibird

    Food portions for cockatiel

    Hello again, you were very helpful on my last post so I have another question. How much food do I give each day in his bowl? He is around 3 months old. If you could tell me in tsp or spoons that’ll be more helpful haha. For seeds/pellets and veges.
  11. V

    My birds diet and feeding routine, ready for a change?

    Hi. I keep 2 canaries, a budgie, a goldfinch and an eurasian siskin together in a big flight cage. They have 4 food bowls and 2 water feeders. I feed them and give them fresh water every second day. I refill the food bowls with seeds and I give them greens, flowers, fruits, vegetables on the...
  12. Chase Hein

    ZuPreem?

    I recently purchased some ZuPreem pellets for my loveys and it is one of the only kind of pellets that they will actually eat. Is this a recommended brand for full time basic meals?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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 !
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