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  1. K

    Getting an Amazon post egg stroke

    So I'm getting a yellow shouldered Amazon and the person said she's recovering from a n egg stroke... I love taking care of special needs animals and I agreed that she's right up my alley but I've got some questions (yes I'm going to take her to the vet as soon as I pick her up or the next day)...
  2. cricketiel

    Introducing Cockatiels - Aggression??

    Hi everyone, I recently introduced my new cockatiel to my old cockatiel and have noticed some strange behavior. Ever since I introduced them, they spend a lot of time out together sitting on my shoulder or knees and preening without paying much mind to one another. However, every so often, my...
  3. pubbykid

    Ginkgo update

    My boy is doing great so far ! Hes eating his pellets really well i just need to get him on chop in the morning and teach him how to take a bath since his feathers by his beak are always a mess lol. hes so cuddly but i need to get him to start accepting millet from me so i can actually start on...
  4. Ladymoonah


    Hi would love to introduce Andre.. Greater sulfur crested cockatoo (so a BIG fella) 1year old male(as been told by previous "owner") Im his 3rd home this is enough to be of concern. Where to begin... the begin..so mot the order i dicoved the information but his story not mine.. ...so wild caught...
  5. Tapew0rrm

    I feel like i dont understand him at all :(

    Hi! So, I've had my black capped conure for around 4 weeks now. And I'm aware that it takes way longer to bond with and be friends with a bird, but I feel like me and him just..don't understand each other? Or where to go? He's 6 years old, and I knew getting an older bird would be a bit...
  6. FinchORI

    Getting my babies tomorrow!

    Just announcing that I’m getting my first birds, zebra finches, tomorrow! Im so excited! If anyone has tips on the first few days and getting birbs settled in, that would be appreciated!
  7. B

    Baby Conure Not Bonding, Barely Wants Anything to do With me

    Hey all. I created this account to hopefully get some advice. I purchased a baby conure in which I named Xatu when he (still waiting on the DNA results, but I'm used to saying he) was 3 months old, and I've had him for almost 3 months now. I have a cockatiel as well, and sometimes they get...
  8. 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...
  9. X

    Quaker help?

    Hi all, new parrot owner here! I’ve recently adopted a super sweet Quaker that I’m just in love with. I spent 2 years researching, and making sure I knew how to care, what to expect, and even took bird care classes. I was prepared even knowing that I couldn’t know everything! Well, I adopted a 3...
  10. 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...
  11. H

    Never been out of a cage, need advice

    I just got my first bird three days ago from a privately owned pet store. He's a cockatiel that's just over a year old and I named him Winston. He is an absolute sweetheart and took to me immediately. Within the first 10 minutes of me putting him in his flight cage, he was already eating and...
  12. ZY28

    Need help with step up

    Hi, I got a 3 month old pineapple green cheek conure a little over 2 weeks ago. The breeder said that he understood 70 pourcent of the time the command. He doesn't respond to me so I started from zero. I can now easily lure him on my hand. The problem is once he finishes the treat he will start...
  13. dollfish

    New bird introduction questions regarding housing.

    We will be having a baby African gray in our house for about 6 months. We have a 15 metersquare indoor aviary and a cage for Astro and a slightly smaller travel cage. The aviary and the main cage definitely belong to Astro, our 2 year old African grey although we frequently put our budgie Cooper...
  14. J

    Introducing birds!

    I have a one and half year old GCC, Kiwi, and I got another one who I've named Goose not too long ago. We're not sure exactly how old he is but he's definitely younger than one. I introduced them to each other for the first time yesterday, and at first they were kinda just staring at each other...
  15. J

    New cockatiel trouble

    Hi everyone, I just brought home a new cockatiel a week ago. At the pet store I was told he was tame, and I quickly found out that wasn’t true. I did so much research on cockatiels but still I think we rushed it and got him out of his cage too early and now he’s just terrified of our hands and a...
  16. 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...
  17. jadesha

    New lovebird doesn't trust me yet, but loves my head

    So I've just brought home a new peach-faced lovebird named Pokka yesterday, and he is still very scared of me, but loves to be let out of his cage. Pokka loves flying around my room when I'm just working, but he doesn't trust me in general yet, however, he seems to love calmly sitting on my...
  18. medibirds

    Welcome to the flock, Little fella!

    Guess whos back! Anyhoo, i got aspen and stormy a new friend, Meet Mozzie, the olive green budgie!
  19. PtsOliver

    How to bring new bird to the vet?

    I got a couple cockatiels a while back, and need to bring them to the vet. However, neither of them trust me enough to go in the carrier. I have noticed some slight tail bobbing in one of them, but they still won't go in the carrier. I don't know what to do here, as I don't want it to get worse...
  20. B

    Newly adopted bird will let my roommate pet them - but not me

    Hello! About two weeks ago I adopted a 3 month old Quaker Parrot, and they've been doing really well! Very social and will fly to me and sit on my hand or nap on my shoulder. Wouldn't let me pet him. That's fine, I thought, just needs time to develop trust. THEN today and yesterday my roommate...