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    Urgent Sick Parrotlet! Odd Behavior!

    Recently I noticed that whenever I took my parrotlet out to play he decided to sleep instead. An he started sleeping in odd places like my vanity and nightstand. There's nothing to perch on there... Today he was on my shoulder and suddenly started flicking his head back and forth. Then he...
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    Hard time picking!

    Parrots are amazing and complex creatures that i am utterly in awe of, only problem I DONT HAVE ONE! And i dont know who would suit me the best.i cannot have a cockatoo, cockatiel, budgie or lovebird for family reasons. I would prefer a larger or medium bird that can deal with being left alone...
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    African grey in victoria australia?

    Does anyone know if a permit/license is required for a tag or cag in Victoria?
  4. B

    What to do if I'm not a "bird person"?

    So I made this as a sort of throw away account to ask this question. I'm somewhat scared of asking this, but I feel like I need to ask it... Sorry it's long, but I figured context would be good. I have a cockatiel. I've had him for about a year. He was young when I got him, and he was not from...
  5. S

    Possible beak and feather disease.

    Hello, I live in Sydney Australia and ive found a rainbow lorikeet at the local lake. I’ve identified it to be a few months old going off it’s beak colour and size. (Correct me if I’m wrong) The bird couldn’t fly, I googled how long until it will and realised it should be by now. I thought...
  6. I

    Bird names?

    Help me name my new green cheek conure please. I don’t know the gender but we’re calling her a girl.
  7. S

    Screaming Indian Ringnecks

    Hello, I am an owner of two Indian Ringnecks, one is 2 1/2 years old and female (Tink) and the other is 1 1/2 years old and a male (Indigo). I know that Indian Ringnecks tend to scream, but mine scream enough that it stresses me out as I live at home and they really annoy my family (and me). I...
  8. Zara

    Mousebird care and species information

    Here are links to recovered information posted by Susanne Russo; Mousebird species size and weight: https://web.archive.org/web/20160519222735/http://www.mousebirds.com/species-size-and-weight.html Visual difference between species...
  9. Nicole Bred


    Hi! i have my cockatiel who is about 8 months old now, and i think he might be starting to molt, but i’m not sure and i guess i want to be sure that he’s not just hurt some how . these are the best pictures that i could get, but it looks like a random patch that has tons of tiny tiny pin...
  10. PippinLovebird

    Parakeet Sick? Or what....

    I just got a parakeet a few days ago, and She/he has not drank out of their water or eaten food yet that I have seen. She/he has eaten millet though. Anyway, her tail slightly bobs up and down when breathing, I am not sure If that is an issue though. What worry's me is... When she trying to...
  11. KiwiandLemony

    Mating?! Inbreeding! Or just standing? Please help, moderately urgent (not very urgent as we are unsure of what we saw.)

    My sister saw my 2 cockatiels standing on one another twice. The 1st time Kiwi (for sure male) was nudging lemony (unsure of gender, but most likely female) to move from her perch so that he could cross (they share a cage) then when lemony wouldn’t move he walked over them, lemony- whose nails...
  12. mama.marci


    Hello! Backstory: Mother was an experienced bird lover. Her first parrot was attacked by a terrier and sadly passed. About a year later (2010) she was gifted a rose breasted cockatoo from my father. Fast forward to 2018, She was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer and passed that year Dec...
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    Ants, ants EVERYWHERE

    So, it's practically summer over here in Australia and as you may know, lorikeet foods contain a LOT of sugar. This of course attracts ants, LOTS OF THEM, and it's driving me crazy. Every time I give my lorikeet food, even if it's just enough for him to finish it all, any trace of it can attract...
  14. D

    Help!!! Parrot got in contact with saliva and i am currently sick

    My parrot was sitting on my shoulder and turned his head and it's beak went right into my mouth. I currently have an throat infection and allergy which is why I am so worried.
  15. Hello there

    Urgent Hurt foot!! Again?!

    Last month, my birdie had a red mark on her foot, we took her to the vet and they said she got burnt. The vet said thankfully it wasn't bumblefoot. The marks have now healed, however, now there are more marks on her feet !! The marks look similar to last time, they are like little red spots. I...
  16. n’s tiel

    Suddenly Hates me!!

    I got my Tiel about 2 months ago from a petshop (no breeders around me) and they told me he's about 12 weeks old. We made slow progress but he eventually would sit on my hand and eat his seed when I put it next to a perch but was more hesitant to perch on a finger. I've let him free a handful...
  17. fancydance

    Bird foot help

    My bird has not got a very good grip on my finger and the perch and keeps falling to the bottom.. I am worried about her. Any help to improve foot strength?
  18. mlky

    Video Parakeet/Budgie Has Something In His Nose

    hi this is mlky. im here to ask about this booger i saw in my budgies nose. his name is Ipse :pletb: and he is super cute, but im very worried about him. he only has it in one of his nostrils. im going to attempt to take it out somehow (probably by flushing it out/blowing/tweezers), if it's...
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    Lorikeets and eggs

    hello friends, recently, my pair of lorikeets have mated and laid eggs. This really wasn’t my intention as I never expected them to breed as ones a rainbow and ones a musk but they did. I have already purchased a nest box and the birds seem content with it, with the female spending majority of...
  20. K

    Urgent Cookware Problem

    I use a ceramic coated, carbon steel cookie sheet. It was sitting on my stove and I turned on the wrong burner like an idiot. It charred a circle on the pan and it was smoking a bit. I removed my bird from the area and turned on all fans and opened windows. Is something like this dangerous...