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health advice

  1. LiefDuivel

    When does sneezing become a concern?

    Hey all! My budgie, Genji, has been sneezing extremely frequently (10-20+ times a day!!) but the thing is, they're 90% dry sneezes. Occasionally he has a wet sneeze that is completely clear and doesn't run. I've checked for anything in his nares and he's totally clear. There's no sneezing fits...
  2. lolmcr

    Amazon Question

    Hey everyone! I just joined this forum today to ask a couple questions about my (45 ish) orange winged amazon. Lately, Ive been noticing a weird smell every morning coming from his cage. Ive noticed its coming from the bigger piles of poop he has at the bottom of the cage. I've been smelling his...
  3. dangotiel

    Cockatiel being a bit weird about perching

    I'm completely brand new to this form (I've been lurking for a bit but I'm yet to make an intro post- I'll get round to it), so I'm not fully sure if this is better suited to go in Health or Toys & Cages, let me know if it should be moved! Onto the actual issue- my cockatiel is being a bit...
  4. dougk1989

    Potentially dangerous?

    Is microwaving things that have a microwave safe film on them potentially dangerous to birds? The plastic doesn't burn but are the fumes or whatever the plastic can potentially give off any danger? Does anyone microwave things like that around their birds?
  5. dougk1989


    Just received a rescue Amazon about five days ago. He was badly neglected. When I arrived to rescue him he was highly agitated and distressed, obviously. I got him home. Set up his new cage and the works. The first two to three days he was highly energetic. We would wrestle and play and...
  6. LiefDuivel

    Weird behavior or normal for this time of year?

    Hey yall! long time no chirp, but i've had a busy year! It's a pretty dry time of year, and my 7 yo budgie Genji, always sneezes a little more often this time of year. But this year i'm noticing it's more often than normal, along with a few other things. He's sneezing 5 or so times a day and...
  7. S

    Avian Gastric Yeast in Pigeon

    Hi everyone, I’ve never used this forum before, I hope this is the right place to post this. I have a pet pigeon named Diamond. I took him to the vet for a checkup recently and we found out that he has yeast in his system. The doctor wasn’t able to tell me if this was serious or not, and...
  8. F


    I don’t know what to do anymore and need help. It’s been over a month since my green cheek conure has been able to walk properly and $2500 in vet bills to find out absolutely nothing. Here’s the story: I’ve had my JJ for 9 years since he was a baby and I just rescued a green cheek and Quaker...
  9. I

    Ingrown feather or what it could be?

    Hello, i have a sun conure for over a year and a half, so literally before half an hour i found something on his head it looks like ingrown feather.And because he is growing new feathers i thinks its that but also looks look like a healed wound. i will contact vet tomorrow but i want to know or...
  10. pmlucy

    Pictures Questionable growth on cockatiel's nose

    My cockatiel has this weird, small growth on the right side of his nose, almost like an mal-developed feather. My bird hasn't exhibited any adverse symptoms since it appeared (about 6+ months ago), and has never flinched or reacted in any sort of pain when I go to touch it or pet it, so it seems...
  11. D

    Need help. I can’t identify whats on my cousins yellow canary

    Could anyone tell me what is going on with my cousins bird? A week ago my cousins asked me to take care of their bird so they can go on vacation. Could anyone tell me what this is? She is very fluffed up yellow canary, looking very deprived of vitamins from commercial food and has dry scaly...
  12. L

    Need advice on Mosquito safety

    Vacation help needed…We are Keeping our conure inside our camper… if there is a light breeze we bring him outdoors 1 hour after foggers sighted. The mosquitoes are crazy here in Chincoteague and the island sprays outdoor areas daily… via plane and truck floggers. Does anyone have any advice or...
  13. V

    General Care

    I have done as much research as I can do but I still have questions. For months I debated on getting a parrot. I settled for a conure and he is about 6 months old. I do have a pet Pigeon so I know many things about birds from owning him. He’s quite the butt and makes you earn any socialization...
  14. LiefDuivel

    Budgie seems confused, not sure if i should be worried

    My 7 year old budgie, genji, has had no health issues in the years I've had him, and been really healthy. But in the past few days he's been exhibiting strange behavior? Sometimes, usually when I am near the cage, or he's out of the cage with me, he'll stop and tilt his head side ways or crane...
  15. nekogaby

    Color in my bird droppings

    Greetings, I hope you are doing well. I have a 20 year old Psittacara finschi, he is my whole world. This year I took him for revision with an avian pet and he told me he seemed healthy but changed his diet to a more fruits/vegetables based one. From what I recall, his droppings have always...
  16. M

    Affects of alcohol on birds?

    I've posted in another sub forum on here about the health issues my Meyers parrot Trinity was having. She was having diarrhea and when I took her to the vet, the vet noted that her droppings had a high yeast count and a low good bacteria count. She was prescribed some medication and it worked...
  17. Baileybea

    Worried about poor feather quality? Green cheek conure

    Hey again. I know I’ve been posting here a lot lately, I’ve just been really worried about Momiji, my green cheek conure. I’ve had her for about 3 years now and her feather quality just seems to be looking pretty rough. She’s a pineapple-turquoise mutation. I took her to her avian vet twice in...
  18. 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...
  19. Gersha

    Father budgie panting, what can I do to help?

    Father budgie panting, how can I help him? So around 2 and a half weeks ago my female budgies eggs hatched, all has been good and well until recently we noticed that our male budgie is panting a lot. The female isn't and seems fine. He doesn't seem to be hot as he's not extending his wings...
  20. Gersha

    Baby Budgie Worries

    So my budgie had babies and they hatched around 2 weeks ago, they all seem pretty healthy, waddling around already and lifting their own heads. My concern is the oldest one, I believe I've seen him lift his head and such before but am now unsure. When we handle him, he walks a bit but his body...