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  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. J

    Budgie That Gurgles

    Hello! So, I have two little adorable birds, and they are specifically budgies. One of my budgies, we’ll call her S, has been having this issue with her throat (?) I am unsure, but it sounds like she’s trying to keep a lot of mucus down. When I got my other budgie, we’ll call him N, he always...
  4. Tenleigh

    Pink eye

    I found out that I have pink eye last night. I am wondering if my cockatiel can get pink eye from me. I found many different answers on google and other resources and I’m not sure if they are true. If anyone can tell me if birds can get sick with pink eye or can I contact them with sick and...
  5. shajeeb

    Loki breathe heavy after a short flight!

    Hi i have two cockatiels Loki and Gutu. Loki is a 9 months old boy and Gutu is a 11 months old girl. Gutu is really active, she likes to fly around in the house and check up on us! Loki likes to sit around a lot. He doesn't fly much. He only flys when he gets scared. But what i have noticed he...
  6. Sweet Louise

    Omg. Anything else I should do?

    Louise usually flies like a champ. Tonight, however…Omg. Louise just flew to me in my room, went to land, panicked, flew into the bathroom...and landed IN THE TOILET BOWL. She bypassed her play stand and other perching places. I got her out in seconds, tried to rinse her feet, nope. Misted...
  7. Birdsbirbs

    Unsure if this is a normal beak appearance...

    Hey all, So Chewy paid a visit to the vet last month and all seemed well. I had them file his beak because there was a bit of a top layer that had developed on it. I know that flakey beaks are normal during moulting, however to vet said to keep an eye on it because overgrowth can be related to...
  8. BabyBirdMa

    African Grey Has Red Spot On Foot

    So, I’ve recently noticed that my African Grey: Ms. Bailey has developed red spots on the tops of her feet. They look to be sores. She sleeps in a cat-bed since she can’t fit in regular, parrot-huts and she has recently laid infertile eggs that she has been sitting on for a while now. I noticed...
  9. Az97

    Pictures Should I Buy this Bird? Concerns

    I am looking to buy a new lovebird for my mom.. We came across this lovebird that is hand fed, very sweet, and 6 months old. She seems normal but there are some things that concern me… the woman at the store says she’s half priced because of her age. Also her beak seems odd. I would love to get...
  10. Q

    My Chicken is Deaf?

    A few months ago I got a flock of nine different chickens, all hand raised and I pay a lot of attention to all of them. One of my birds, a Mille Fleur d'Uccle Bantam Which I've named Also Mine, Amy, or Amelia). I've noticed some strange behaviour around her, and did some tests and I'm fairly...
  11. W

    HELP Female Eclectus Parrot

    Female Eclectus parrot about 17 years old she is on her perch with wings drooped and straining in distress. She has some clear droppings with a small amount of white. She is clearly straining as if trying to go to the bathroom but can’t. I’ve had her for almost all her life, and have no clue...
  12. S

    I’ve had my bird for 4 years now and she never has laid eggs

    I got my cockatiel in 2017. I’ve had her 3 years, starting to turn into 4 years in a few months. I’m not too well informed about female cockatiel breeding knowledge since I’ve never experienced any of that kind of behaviour from my bird. I just thought that I didn’t need it. I noticed since the...
  13. Shack

    My tiel is sleeping and eating allot, is she ill?

    Her age is between 3 and 5 months, and she seems to always be either eating or sleeping. It looks to me like she's eating a fair bit over the recommended daily food amount for tiels, and whenever she's not eating she's asleep or foraging for more food. To me she looks like she might be a bit...
  14. B


    Hi! My name is Bean. My baby Didgeridoo just had an amputation and is in a cone. Prior, whenever me or my fiancee is home he is out of his cage free to fly. He isn't taking well to being in a cone, a smaller cage, and unable to fly around. He is now plucking/pulling at the bars which he's never...
  15. BirdLady13

    Molting, or..?

    Can anyone confirm this “just-weaned” Parrotlet is “just molting”, or is her lack of face feathers something more?
  16. G


    So I just notice this white thing on my 10 month old cockatiels beak. It’s appeared within the last couple of hours out of no where. Please help me by telling me if you have any ideas on what this is because I’m really worried. Thank you
  17. J

    Help! my cockatiel is having muted chirps

    Im a fairly new bird owner and I have a cockatiel about 6mth old. Recently (1wk ago), I went out and came back in the evening, there were a few specks of blood at the bottom of her cage, it had come from her wing. It was clotted so I thought it was alright (vets near my area are really...
  18. E

    Baby Lovebird suddenly limping. No avian vet in town or anywhere near.

    Hello! This morning I let my 2 month old lovebird out of the cage to fly around - once she went back on her cage I noticed how she was standing on one leg and the other holding in in the air as you see in the picture attached. She had previously did this before but it only lasted about a minute...
  19. L

    Help! - Rainbow lorikeet food

    Hi, I have a male rainbow lorikeet I just recently started taking care of, I was feeding him apples and other fruits and didn’t know he needed nectar and pollen till recently, today I received his orlux Lori feed which contains both nectar and pollen, I wanted to ask as well as this feed along...
  20. E

    Black poop and bird not being able to walk. (sad update #4)

    Hello, I’m so worried. I woke up this morning to my peach face lovebird not being able to stand up straight, walk or keep his eyes open. I’m wondering is anyone else has had anything like this happen to their birds?? I’ve also noticed that his poop is extremely dark (black).