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  1. S

    Help me identify age and gender

    Hi guys! Could someone who knows help me identify the age and gender of the birb? Thank you in advance!
  2. P

    Adopted a blue crown… help?

    I don’t know if this is the right place to get advice for a BCC… but I recently adopted “Claira” renamed Bluebelle. My son liked blue, I liked belle… and boom. Anyways… I went into a parrot store for a meet and greet 3 times. Put down a deposit. I could tell she was scared, anxious and unsure...
  3. aniboo

    New rainbow lorikeet HELP!

    I have a new rainbow lorikeet that I got from a breeder near me. He’s not afraid of hands, and will step up sometimes, but he immediately wants to be put down once he steps up. He isn’t afraid of my presence, but he won’t play with me at all. He will eat nectar from my finger, as long as he’s on...
  4. marshmallo

    Male budgie parakeet flicking wings up every 3-5 seconds

    I'll try to keep this short and simple yet still as informative as I can, as I honestly have never seen something like this before. I've given up researching and calling the place I got him from (a very good place who loves their birds mind you, they just have no clue) and resorted to making a...
  5. S

    Please help with Parrot dissertation mobile app

    I'm a software engineering student completing a degree. For my dissertation, I'm going to make a mobile app to make parrot ownership easier. Can parrot owners (or people who have previously owned parrots) please fill in this survey to help gather data parrot dissertation mobile app Thank you...
  6. BagOfMoss

    How to get my bird to like hands?

    My lovebird Lily hates hands and has since we've had her. I got her in October of 2023 and hands have always been an issue. She will get defensive and even attack hands. Even when I am holding some of her favorite treats.We got her as an older bird and are not sure on her age or a majority of...
  7. S

    Help Sexing, Please?

    Hello, all! I have recently purchased two parrotlets and was wondering if I could gain some outside insight on what their genders are. I have a feeling the store I bought them from told us wrong, and I’ve looked at them so long my eyes have started imagining streaks of blue here and there. Any...
  8. LiefDuivel

    Floors being redone in apartment building - is it safe?

    As the title says, the floors in our apartment building are being redone - so all the hallways, entrance, etc. Our unit is being left alone, it would just be the carpets outside in the hallway. To my knowledge, it's being re-carpeted, so no poly or hardwood or anything like that, most likely...
  9. DocAndAppa

    My new Caique has abandonment issues

    Hi all! I'm new here as a junior bird owner after newly getting my beautiful five year old Caique, Appa. I bought him from the previous owner, the owner of the local bird shop, who found out she had two male Caiques so she had to sell one. I have about a month of working from home where I am...
  10. ConureMum

    Video HELP!! Is This Chick Shivering?

    I'm being told that my chick is shivering, but the gauge says it's at a good temperature, the chick is not wet/moist, and it's in a small closet so there shouldn't be a draft... What's this shaky movement about?
  11. CreyzLulu


    My lovebird does this every few months or so! I do not know what gets him to do this! I know its the winter time and our house is really warm he even does it in the summer! Could it be the dust?? I rolled my windows down an hour or so ago so maybe it is because of that? He also scratches his...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. dougk1989

    Bird proofing the house

    Just received a rescue Amazon. I love him so much and I'm bird proofing the house. I removed all non stick cookware and things with Teflon or PTFE. Including even irons and ironing boards and hair straighteners. My question now is, are things like microwaves, toasters (not air fryers or toaster...
  15. B

    Urgent Butcher bird/fiscal shrike

    Hi everyone. a couple of days ago a small fiscal shrike/butcher bird came into my care. She’s eating very well and seems healthy but my concern is that she doesn’t seem to use her legs much and sits tucked in her ‘nest’ all day. She also can’t grip my finger but her toes can move. She was...
  16. BabyBirdMa

    Choking, hiccups or sick?

    I’m in a bit of a panic. It’s in the middle of the night and my parakeet: Lydia started making this coughing/sneezing/hiccup? Soft, squeaky sound. I turned on my flashlight to examine her and she kept acting like she was trying to cough something up. She eventually stopped and hasn’t since made...
  17. LiefDuivel

    Sneezing and Weird Doubling Over Motion - Urgent

    I have a video attached of the weird motion, it's really scaring me and i'm not sure if he's okay. I have a vet appointment scheduled on the 3rd, and i just need to make sure he'll be okay until then - that's 4 days away. He's been sneezing a lot the past few days, but had no nasal discharge or...
  18. LilyPoll12

    New budgie owner, stressed budgie Help

    I’ve recently brought a new budgie, I have always loved birds and owned 2 different pairs of budgies in the past. This one is on his own as I didn’t have much luck taming the others in pairs, he’s been fine, completely normal new budgie behaviour, not eating, drinking, moving, but I’m quite...
  19. C

    Advice needed for my African grey

    Hey. I have just rescued an African grey, he is absolutely adorable and we all love him. I’ve never owned a parrot before so I’m just trying to figure out some of his body language. For example, he put his down this morning for a head scratch and after a couple of scratches he turnt really quick...
  20. Jocelin

    My lovebird has pbfd

    Hi everyone, I have a question, so about 3 weeks ago I bought a lovebird and noticed some abnormalities in the feathers and activity level so I took her to the vet and got her tested for pbfd and tested positive. The vet told me there is no cure but there has been some birds that have lived a...