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    BABY MACAW PANTING, HEAVY BREATHING

    Hi , my baby macaw is 2months old. I just got her three days ago. Today I noticed he breathing heavily, panting, or like if she’s out of breath as she goes to sleep. I am not sure if this is normal behavior? Currently at the vet as o write this . They are sending her antibiotics for potential...
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    How much time will it take for my bird beak to heal.

    I noticed that my plumbhead parakeet bird have cracked his beak when he was inside his cage. I have a fear that my alexandrine parakeet have attacked him. I contacted a family vet and he said that it will heal automatically and told me to give him d3 drops. Please tell based on the images how...
  3. dougk1989

    Extreme aggression out of nowhere

    Hello everyone, I acquired a yellow naped Amazon (male) that's around 25 years old around December last year. He was badly abused and I took him in a changed his diet, got a new cage and all was well for about 3 months. He likes to play aggressively and I generally don't mind it but lately...
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    Quaker parrot clogged preen gland

    I went to the vet today to get my birds preen gland checked out. The vet tried to push whatever was in it out and prescribed Meloxidyl and enrofloxacin. I’ve had bad experiences with vets in the past when they prescribed baytril for my baby and this caused her chest to turn almost black and she...
  5. Bentley_10

    Blue & Gold Macaw trying to fly him out to another state

    So I have a question! I have a 5 month old Macaw And I currently live in Florida but always back and fourth to Denver, Co because of family. What is the best way to fly him with me? airport in US only (Jacksonville, FL to Denver, Co)
  6. YogiBird

    One now two conures

    I am getting ready to adopt and save another green cheek conure from down here in the south. I know that there are a few rules in regards to having a new bird in the house (Rico has almost always been an alone bird) but i wanted some advise. i heard the quarentine period is 30 days, is this...
  7. YogiBird

    Strange Behavior

    every night rico and i go through a ritual for going to bed. he flies on top of his cage, we do a little bit of training (step up, come here, turn, etc) and then he gets tired and goes inside his cage. i say 'night night' and then cover him and we are good until morning. he gets 10-12 hours of...
  8. YogiBird

    Emotional Intelligence?

    so i was sick over the weekend with a stomach bug... Rico didn't leave my side even one time. he didn't make a lot of noise, and i feel like he knew that i was sick. he was watching me the whole time, and he even preened me when i was sleeping. he picked the dead skin cells off my face as well...
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    Please help with Parrot dissertation mobile app

    I'm a software engineering student completing a degree. For my dissertation, I'm going to make a mobile app to make parrot ownership easier. Can parrot owners (or people who have previously owned parrots) please fill in this survey to help gather data parrot dissertation mobile app Thank you...
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    Lovebirds

    Hello Thank you so much for accepting my request to join the forum!!! The reason why I join is to get to know more about my 2 friends (lovebirds) and to give them a better life!!! The blue one is the female her name is Blair and the yellow one is the male and I call him of course Chuck bass...
  11. dougk1989

    Potentially dangerous?

    Is microwaving things that have a microwave safe film on them potentially dangerous to birds? The plastic doesn't burn but are the fumes or whatever the plastic can potentially give off any danger? Does anyone microwave things like that around their birds?
  12. dougk1989

    Sick?

    Just received a rescue Amazon about five days ago. He was badly neglected. When I arrived to rescue him he was highly agitated and distressed, obviously. I got him home. Set up his new cage and the works. The first two to three days he was highly energetic. We would wrestle and play and...
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    Video New intermittent clicking noise?

    Hi! Our Amazon parrot has started making an intermittent clicking sound. Video link is below. We took her to an avian vet a couple weeks again when this started and the vet didn’t see any concerns at all. It’s only a couple times a day for like 1-30 minutes. Seems to be mostly when she’s getting...
  14. tameem

    Stool Status

    (I don't know where to put this, so mods can put it wherever appropriate if this isn't) (FYI: My timezone is GMT+3) "Again" meaning I took my cockatiel to a vet this Oct 2nd because of stool/poop suspicions (notably seeds in stool, bubbles in stool, the vet noticed diarrhea too). "Saturday"...
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    Injured parrot

    My Indian ringneck parrot got injured and has a wound under his left wing at the joint. It's not that big of a wound but it's still big enough for it to pain. We put betadine on his wound and gave him a drop of medicine prescribed by the vet the same day but he has been acting very sleepy...
  16. D

    New to here

    Hi everyone. I have a Green Cheek Conure. (idk why they are upside down)
  17. polaryse

    My conure prefers men over women

    I recently got a 4 year old green cheek conure. His past owners were women and I'm not sure if he was ever around men. That's why I'm a bit suspicious he had a bad experience or something. My brother and dad can hold him and pet them all they want, and he won't even give them a nibble. Then...
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    Safe to use Vinyl flooring near parrot?

    Hello, I have some leftover waterproof vinyl flooring that I am considering using as a “backsplash” for my birds space- behind his cage and play gyms. I wanted to be able to attach different perches and toys and allow him to basically be able to climb up the wall in addition to his other spaces...
  19. mybluebirb

    Egg laying questions pls help!

    my 10 year old (?) indian ringneck parrot just layed an egg for the first (and hopefully last) time I think her fondness with her blanket caused this to happen because she treated it like a nest I had no clue what to do I was so worried because she was having trouble laying the egg so I let...
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    Safe cage for an umbrella cockatoo

    Good evening, I just got a re home adult cockatoo. I have noticed that she is a chewer and bites the bottom bars of the cage when I start to cover her cage at night . The cage that I have is the brand A&E on this link This is my cage . Can anyone recommend a safe cage. My baby cockatoo...
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