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  1. cricketiel

    Mating Dances and Pants Plucking

    Hello all, My 2 year old female cockatiel just started doing what I presume to be a female mating call/dance (as I watched videos of female mating calls on youtube and it sounds exactly like she does). She sits in her food bowl while she does this, which makes me concerned that she might be...
  2. B

    My finches want to nest...

    So my Java Rice Finches are attempting to nest in the tent I gave them a long while back. The finches are about 10 months old at this point, maybe 11. They've been trying to rip up the newspaper from the bottom of the cage and carry it to the overhanging tent I gave them. Now, newspaper isn't a...
  3. M

    Why my finches are throwing eggs?

    HI, I have some parakeets in my room with 6 pair of finches. Both are in different cages. If I place finches and parakeet in different cages on same place does finch will do breed?? Because my finches throw eggs and don't laying on eggs and also some of them don't interest in nesting. Some...
  4. MarieBux

    Cockatiel plucking after laying eggs

    Hello everyone, I'm a becoming increasingly concerned as my female cockatiel daisy has been plucking on her chest feathers and a bit around the top of her legs. Daisy also laid her first egg on the first of July. She had a cluch of 4 egg which we're fertile. On the 28th of July her first egg...
  5. J

    Baby Pigeons

    Hello everyone, I have baby pigeons on my Balcony and I leave them alone and only have like normal bird food next to it. But know the Pigeons heads were bitten off and I am looking for answer to why that happened? to Prevent it from happening again. my balcony is in the 3 floor so it cannot...
  6. A

    Keeping nest box warm in winter

    Hello what's the best way to keep a cage and nest box warm during winter. Is a heating pad enough to place under the wooden nest box. I'm expecting cocatiel eggs any day now don't want her babies to get cold when they leave the nest box to eat. With my other bird I used a heating pad but it was...
  7. K

    Moving Eggs to other Nest

    Hello Everyone, While I have been reading this forum for various articles and answers for last 6 months, it's my first post here, as I am really confused on what to do. I bought 3 budgies from the same pet shop in May 2020. The pet shop owner mentioned that all 3 are females and are of around...
  8. arayabd

    How do you feel about doing this when birds are nesting?

    Hi all! I hope everyone's doing well. Recently little Pablo has taken to using her food dish as a nest. I was reading some articles online about discouraging nesting/mating behaviour by taking away nest stimulants and replacing the food dishes with some she can't sit in. Maybe I am too...
  9. sushi

    Concerns of Female GCC not Eating during Incubation Period

    Hi folks, This is my first time posting on Avian Avenue and I chose to post my question on Breeders Boulevard because I believe it is a question most relevant to breeding. That being said, I am a relatively new parrot owner and I have no intention to breed my parrots. Long story short, I have a...
  10. BalloonyDino

    Nesting material

    Hi! My bird forest started acting weird and laid an egg, so we made her a nesting box (of cardboard) we did not candle it to know if it was fertilized or not, but she lives with one male and an undetermined maybe male lutino budgie, so it might've been. She continued to act weird so she probably...
  11. A

    Mating cockatiels

    Hi, I am new to this website and i hope I am posting or the right forum, anyways. I have a sort of aviary (too small to be an aviary too big to be a cage) and I have 2 cockatiels (male and female) and a budgie. They have lived together for over a year and they are all ready to mate. This is the...
  12. Atomiklan

    Pictures Interesting nest situation

    So I went ahead and let Charlie & Emma nest. I am not going to re-explain or justify my reasons. You can read about them in my last post here: Charlie & Emma | Avian Avenue Parrot Forum Things have developed into a rather strange situation and I'm curious if anyone has experienced this before or...
  13. Atomiklan

    Charlie & Emma

    Hey all, need some opinions. C&E have been in a nesty mood for the last month or so. Its probably been a good year since I took their nest away from their last nesting season. Usually they are content without a nest, at least Emma is. She ignores Charlie's advances and life goes on like normal...
  14. B

    How to Re-home Budgies and Tell If Bird is Egg-Bearing??

    So, I keep on asking questions about birds today! Sorry! But this question isn't for me, its for my friend who actually made me realize I really wanted budgies in the first place! I'm going to call her Phoebe. So Phoebe and I were recently looking at her budgies, and we realized that one...
  15. A

    Possible mass on lovebird’s lower abdomen?

    Hi! I’m new to forums, so I’m not sure if I’m doing this right, but I’m concerned about my female lovebird...I can post a picture, but it was very hard to get a good one. Her abdomen seems to be slightly enlarged...it looks like she has a lump above her cloaca... A few months ago, I took her to...
  16. Atomiklan

    Incubating eggs

    Seems pretty common that most finches, in fact several species of bird will lay several eggs before starting to incubate them. This confuses me. I have observed my finch pair in the past with their eggs. There may be some difference in behavior once they start the official incubation behavior in...
  17. Atomiklan

    Pictures Charlie & Emma are at it again!

    So Emma has picked out a favorite spot on a branch near the corner of their cage and seems to have decided this will be their new nesting site. I'm not saying it's an impossible spot, but it is quite funny watching Charlie try and try and try to make this spot work (well get it started at...
  18. Atomiklan

    Cardboard

    So I'm pretty sure it's not news to almost every bird owner here that birds love to shred stuff, especially cardboard. Lada my ekkie in particular LOVES to shred the small boxes I give her at mail time (Amazon boxes and such). I stopped giving her boxes she could fit in as this was obviously...
  19. Atomiklan

    Divorce! Well... separation...

    So I am sad to announce that Charlie and Emma have been separated for the time being. I noticed that Emma was spending an unusual amount of time out of the nest. Usually they trade off pretty regularly. I decided to watch them closely and it turns out Charlie was being very aggressive towards...
  20. Stevetomobs

    Help with placement of a makeshift nest?

    Hey I know it’s been a while since I’ve been on here, sorry about that. But recently I put the nest back in the group cage and two females are fighting over it, and one of them is my lil one Greenbean. Getting far to persistent at this and has gotten herself injured trying to claim the nest and...
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