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  1. yellowtiki

    Kakariki behavior

    Hi! first time poster here. i have a new to me riki that was a sort of rescue case. wasn’t planning/prepared to own one, but here we are. i can’t find detailed information on them like i can tiels/conures/budgies. she’s been seen by the vet; no parasites, mites, bacteria. healthy weight at 45g...
  2. M

    Kakariki parrot obsessed with mirrors

    Hello, I am new here and signed up to try resolve this issue and learn avian behavior. For some background info I own a Kakariki called Rico that is around 2 years old now. I am not sure if it's a male or female yet, but the beak is pink so I assume female. Rico free flies around my room for...
  3. M

    Bites me when i feed it

    Hey! I have 2 kakarikis and one of them is very intrested on biting my hand! Both of them is soon 3 months. She never shows any sign of agression and is very happy to come to me for treats, but when i feed her them she takes a bite then spots my fingers holding her treats and bites HARD. She...
  4. M

    Female Kakarikis Behaviour

    Hello! We have a 7 month old Kakariki, Lily, and got a 2nd Kakariki, Leia, about two months ago. Leia is about four months old now. We followed all the “textbook” advise on bonding the two and it seemed to go very well…until recently. Lily only shared her caged with a very young kakariki for...
  5. D

    Odd (to me) behavior

    Hello! :cubanzon: We’ve just gotten our 2nd Kakariki and it is very different than our first. Our first is very sweet and quiet. She's also very tiny. The new one, Pickles, is 7 months old and the breeder told us it is female, but I have my doubts. It’s a lot larger than our female and it is...
  6. KakiJim

    Feather Plucking

    Hi all First time kakariki owner, always had budgies. Hoping someone will be able to advise? My (adult) sons kakariki is now seven months old. He lives in a very large cage, lots of stimulation toys. Is fed good quality seed and fresh fruit and veggies daily. Comes out the cage and free flys...
  7. S

    kakarikis eats chillies?

    i was just wondering if my kak could eat green chillies?
  8. T

    Mixed species - Expert advice required!

    Hi folks. Am posting from the UK and hoping for some impartial advice. Around a year ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome..it keeps me pretty housebound when I have flares and being a nature lover, I was missing feeding the local ducks, swans and moorhens near where I live. I...
  9. S

    kakariki unusual position

    my kakariki whimpers constantly while leaning over in a hunched position. this happens for a while until he poops and then he goes back to normal. This hasn’t happened for a couple of months but it has just started again. is this a serious issue?
  10. P

    Kakariki - Food aggression

    So I've had my Kakariki for just over five months now and for the first 2 months everything was fine. Maybe about 3 months ish he has becoming quite aggressive when I try to remove his food out of his cage, I only do this when I need to change food or give him a top up. He will see my hand...
  11. S

    kakariki behaviour

    can anyone explain why my kakariki sits like this? he whimpers a lot and sits a an unusual position. is he ill?
  12. S

    kakariki high pitched squeaks

    recently, my kakariki has been making very high pitched squeaks and it’s becoming more frequent. they are completely different to the normal sounds he makes and it’s quite worrying. what could this mean?
  13. S

    feather loss

    my kakariki has been loosing quite a bit of his small feathers from his body. this has happened before and he went back to normal however, i’m still concerned. is it normal for kakarikis to moult? he plucked one of his back tails but the small feathers fall naturally when he flies. do the...
  14. S

    Urgent toe injury

    my kakariki recently lost two of his toes on a door that was slightly closed. there was quite a bit of blood loss and his rubbed it on his body and skin. i think it’s irritating him but i don’t want to give him a bath yet just in case of infection. when should i give him a bath?
  15. S


    my poor kakariki got his toes stuck when my mum slightly closed the door, not fully thank god. He lost a lot of blood and one of this toes is crooked and severed. i think the other toe is slightly cut but it’s too bloody. We tried pouring flour on to stop the blood but everytime he moved around...
  16. S

    Kakariki rehoming

    Unfortunately, i must rehome my beloved kakariki. i’ve had him for over 4 months and i’m gutted. What’s the best place to give him away because i want to ensure he’s happy and well looked after. Also, will he miss or remember me? i don’t want him to be sad. :( Is it difficult for kakarikis to be...
  17. I

    My birds

    Hi I'm feeling horrible my worst nightmare came true so my cola she's a kakarki 1 year old has a habit of staying on top of the door and she was there while a wind pass and the door closed on her bony i got her out at the moment she's so quite but has fly which gave me some hope any advice will...
  18. Birdman696

    Conure aviary species mixing?

    So I’m in the process of converting my shed into an aviary, the shed is quite large, and I don’t doubt I could fit in my current birds (4 budgies 2 cockatiels). But I was just wondering how conures are in regards to sharing an aviary with budgies and cockatiels? I’ve been trying to do research...
  19. Birdman696

    Possible aviary inhabitants

    I’m not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but I’ve been thinking about turning one of my sheds into an aviary, I don’t have measurements but it’s atleast twice as long as my master bedroom. (I know that probably doesn’t help much) but it is fairly large. I currently have 4 budgies...
  20. kingpp

    Most affectionate bird?

    The bird doesn’t have to snuggle with me or nuzzle into my neck, just sit on my shoulder and hang out. I’ve done a lot of research on the care of these birds but I wanted to ask the opinions of actual bird owners on the personality. So which one forms a stronger bond/ is more affectionate...