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  1. S

    Tea tree oil smell?

    Hi everyone! I’m usually so careful with scents, but this afternoon I mistakenly opened a bottle of tea tree oil near my parrotlet. She was within close smelling distance of the bottle (so decently strong scent levels) for maybe 5 minutes tops, after which I moved her to a different room with...
  2. Mist.N

    What makes IRNs unique?

    Hello Avian Avenue! This is my first time posting. I adopted an juvenile IRN (probably f) about half a year ago. She's gotten pretty confident and has a lovely and somewhat sassy and stubborn personality. :angelic: I was wondering what experienced IRN parents think makes them different from...
  3. susanoo

    Pictures Hii! <3

    Hello! I'm Macky! I have 4 precious budgie babies and I often have questions, so I joined this forum! They're doing just fine right now! I think I'm doing a wonderful job at taking care of 'em! But I may have questions in the future, so it'll be good to have this resource! :) These are my...
  4. Teza2plays

    What’s he doing?

    I’ve had my parakeet for about two years now and found that he’s began to do this a few months ago. He’s been standing on a perch and tapping his beak on it. He sometimes acts like he has licked something and is tasting it. He has plenty of toys and enrichment to keep busy but he prefers to do...
  5. BabyBirdMa

    My parakeets are overweight

    Well, I just took my parakeets to the vet and they are all overweight, Jesse being the most unhealthy. I feel like such a failure; I thought I was feeding them the best food but I guess that little bit of seed in their fruit and vegetable mix was too much.
  6. BabyBirdMa

    Can Fatty Liver Disease Be Hereditary?

    Gus was just so small and exhibited no symptoms whatsoever. Necropsy said he died of fatty liver disease but also said there was a yellow spot on his liver? All poop was normal his cere was clean and so was his beak. Urates were normal, no regurgitation. He was just suddenly gone one day. He was...
  7. BabyBirdMa

    Fatty Liver Disease?

    I just got the necropsy back and they’re saying Gus died of fatty liver disease?! I feed him a Kaytee diet which is mostly fruit and vegetables but there are some seeds. How could this happen? Could he have been born diabetic or born with this at all? Was this my fault? I’m freaking out.
  8. BabyBirdMa

    Why did my baby budgie suddenly die?

    On Friday morning, I found one of my parakeets, Gustavo, dead at the bottom of the cage with no signs of trauma. His feet were clinging to the cage bars and his head was tilted to one side. I am having a necropsy preformed and I have scheduled a checkup for the other parakeets just in case he...
  9. N

    Help with weird budgie sounds

    Hi, I am new here so I hope I'm doing this right I have a 2 year old female albino budgie and today she's started making weird sounds I hadn't heard before, so I am a bit worried. They're this kind of high pitched, soft "eeeeee" breathy sounds, I don't know how to describe them other than...
  10. berrynkiwi

    Mealtimes for chop

    I've been feeding my budgies (2) bird chop in the morning and afternoon (along with giving them pellets in their food bowl and seeds as a treat). This is my first time as a bird owner and I'm just wondering, what time/ how many times should I feed my birds chop in a day? Should I continue...
  11. K

    Urgent My Parakeet is constantly tail bobbing after laying eggs

    Hello, please help! My parakeet (Blue) has been laying an egg here or there over the past 2-3 weeks which wasn't an issue then. Recently she has developed a constant slow tail bobbing after the two recent eggs. I checked and she doesn't seem to be egg bound and her behavior is normal. It's just...
  12. Ichigopink

    Urgent Ongoing wheezing respiratory sound symptoms in bourke parakeet

    Videos to accompany post: Ichigos current wheezing (Google drive video right now but I'll be uploading to youtube shortly and updating this post):Click here or copy this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UZ6NRLTIFQUZG0GIYXm47RjW29Y8viox/view?usp=drivesdk Ichigos past wheezing when in...
  13. A

    Pictures Whats wrong with my parakeet ?

    She's been vomiting a little from what it seems , and she can barely keep her eyes open. She's never this sleepy . Linked a picture of her along with what I found on her perch , guessing its food she vomited up , along with what was at the bottom of her cage . I linked a video of her vomiting ...
  14. H

    Where to find hand fed English Budgies in or near South Dakota?

    I’m looking for a young male to keep as a loved pet. I’m willing to drive out of state, but not too far. Thanks!
  15. M

    Hi everyone! Yellow’s bestie is here.

    Hi everyone! :) I just thought of joining here because recently I got a parakeet/budgie (not sure what the difference is) and I’m learning about them because I want to be a good parent to my bird. This is actually my first time having a bird and I feel like there’s so much to learn. I have a...
  16. S

    New Bird Owner

    Greetings all! I am now the proud new companion of two beautiful parakeets. I bought them from PetSmart (I know, I'm a horrible person), as I just couldn't wait for my local bird shop to restock them. I have yet to name them, and I am currently taking suggestions. It took quite a while to get...
  17. O

    Rehoming parakeet and cockatiel

    I unfortunately need to rehome my birds for multiple reasons. Ultimately, I don't have enough time to take care of them the way they deserve. This was a very hard decision to make and I want to know that they're going to good homes. I've had my parakeet, Medusa, for about 2 years now. She has...
  18. Steph6241

    How do I help my budgie acclimate to a new cage?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently researching new cage options for Frankie, my 2.5 year old budgie, and I was curious if other parakeet parents had insights on ways to help her acclimate to a new cage and reduce any anxiety she may have about the change. Her current cage is really too small and not...
  19. Rio&Friend

    What gender it is?

    Hi everyone, I brought a new budgie. Its name is rainbow :budgieyf: . We brought her because my yellow colour budgie has become stress, so we decided to buy a new budgie. After we brought, My Yellow colour was finally free from stress. Can anyone tell me what gender it is? Because I feel it is...
  20. harum.t

    Pellet recommendations?

    My parakeet, Zuko, has been lethargic and his poop/behavior has been abnormal (green and semi-watery) so I of course went to the vet to get him checked out. They said they really weren't sure if anything was wrong with him (due to covid, I'm not in the room to see the vets inspect him, so this...