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  1. P

    New/ Inherited Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

    Hello All! I am about to be a first-time Cockatoo owner. I am inheriting a very lively, loud, 18-year-old male sulphur-crested cockatoo from my grandfather who is getting to a point where he can no longer take care of his 'too. However, I do have a few questions and I have tried to navigate and...
  2. aidan16

    opinions on na'ringa (my caique) gaining confidence?

    Hey y'all! Wanted to pop in for some advice, things have been going well! Na'ringa has been gaining weight which is a relief because it means shes eating well! I weigh her every morning before she gets breakfast. I've had her for about a week and two days, when I got her she weighed 118 grams...
  3. oromichi

    Pictures Fourth day of being a newbie cockatiel owner [4-Months-old]

    Hello everyone! I'm Michelle. I was born in Venezuela, but I moved to Mexico 2 years ago. Lovely and amazing country to be honest! Sadly, here in Mexico City, my boyfriend and I weren't able to find any bird breeders, so we bought our new baby from Petco. Here is Roderick, workers at Petco...
  4. N

    First Tiel- Very Worried

    I just got a cockatiel named Pixel. She's been in my house and her new cage for over a full day and hasn't shown interest in exploring or even eating anything. It was a long drive here and bc of the carrier her breeder had her in, getting her into the cage was tricky. She hasn't really been...
  5. V

    Sun Conure biting

    Hi everyone! I am new to this community. I just got a sun conure recently, about a couple weeks ago, she is 6 months old. She adjusted quite quickly, and became comfortable in a matter of a week. Once I felt that both she and I were comfortable, I put two fingers in the cage slowly. She nibbled...
  6. papaya13

    Strategies on Allowing Flight Feathers to Grow In Safely

    I'm preparing to adopt a 22YO CAG who has been clipped for at least 10 years. His current owner says he still shows some motivation to fly, and that he'll need another wing clip in about a month. He's encouraged me to clip for the bird's safety, but I'm strongly opposed to the practice and hope...
  7. papaya13

    Preparing to Adopt an Older Grey, Need Advice on Making the Transition Easy

    I recently made the decision to switch from buying a baby to adopting a 22YO CAG from a retired couple in my area. According to them, he's the 'sweetest bird they've ever met' and has no behavioral issues whatsoever... but my family has purchased a lot of ranch horses, and all of them are 'the...
  8. papaya13

    Help me choose between two birds!

    After contacting 32 different breeders, bird stores, and rescues, I have 2 leads on potential Jardine’s! My breath caught the first time I found one- I’d gotten so many “sorry, we can’t help you”s that I was getting a little discouraged. So here’s the breakdown: A pair of 1 ¼ YO hand-fed...
  9. S

    I don't know which baby bird to choose.

    I've been looking for a baby conure to purchases and found two options which I like but don't know which one to chooses. One is a single factor violet green cheek the other is a crimson bellied. The single factor violet green cheek is a DNA sexed male, 15 weeks old but nippy (which I know is...
  10. T

    Unsure what to do

    I got a cockatiel almost 2 months ago now and it is no closer to being tame or bonding than it was when I got it. It hisses and bites, and man does it bite hard sometimes, and then just tries to get away. It isn't sociable and I mean that. It doesn't care if someone is with it or not. I don't...
  11. S

    Help! My 3mth cockatiel is eerily quiet

    Please help.. I brought home a 3mth old cockatiel yesterday. It has been in the same position where I left it, no movements and not a single sound. I have not seen it eat or drink by itself. It nibbed on some millet when I hand-fed it but that was it. It is tamed and is not afraid of hands. I am...
  12. parry_blue

    Scared bird

    I have recently gotten a new parrotlet (blue). I had him for around 3 days now. I have another parrot (green) which i had for around 3 years. The problem is that I tried to take them both out of their cages. They are both very friendly and nothing went wrong. Until my new bird (blue) tried to go...
  13. lippstikk

    New to Birds, not to Pets

    Hello All! My name is Mandi and I am bringing home a Cinnamon Green Cheek Conure tomorrow (he is finally weaned, yay!). I named him Quincy (he is being DNA sexed this week so I hope I chose well haha). I have wanted a bird for years, but I haven't had or taken then time to do all my research...
  14. ktluvszoe

    Newbie, single lovebird needs cage

    Newbie here! Apologies if cages have already been discussed endlessly, I’ve been checking the forums on Google and a lot of cages seem to no longer be sold or links are broken and I’m frantic here. I was gifted a baby lovebird in wayyy too small a cage and I am desperate to get her something...
  15. carfish

    my new english budgie randomly flies around for no apparent reason when sitting on her playground

    i got a new english budgie 2 days ago she already steps up onto my hand and loves head scratches I have another bird named charlie also a female she is 6 months old, when my new budgie is sitting with charlie max randomly starts to fly in the room squawking,I also noticed that charlie tries to...
  16. laurenf

    New Bird Parent Poicephalus Routine

    Hello everyone. I've had my brown headed parrot Rogelio home for about a month now. It's actually been very hard the past couple weeks. We first brought him home to my boyfriend's house and then a couple weeks ago brought him home to my house where there are dogs, a mixed chihuahua and mixed...
  17. SeñorBirb

    Hi there!

    Hi! I'm new here, and I'm getting a hand raised cockatiel for the first time! This is my second cockatiel, the first one I had was untamed (R.I.P. Señor, he was sick:darkcloud:). Does anyone have any advice for a new bird owner? (I bought THIS cage and natural perches to go with it, plenty of...
  18. S

    Should I get a second budgie or another bird?

    My budgie Loui has been alone for 4 years. I recently realized that pet stores aren't who I should listen to about bird care. I am switching to pellets, and adding fresh food to Loui's diet. I am taking her out every day and hand feeding & whistling to her. Now, I am wondering, "Should I get...
  19. conureluv

    Your bird wants you to read this (how to care for a bird)

    I’m wondering if someone has put a flyer/pamphlet similar to this one in a pet shop? What are your experiences? If you’re here from the title, this is a pamphlet I’ve constructed and I want to put it out to the world.
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