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  1. S

    Urgent Cockatiel - Stroke or Seizure?!

    My 8 year old cockatiel (who I have already posted about) suffered from an episode today that scared me immensely. Took him to the vet and they couldn’t figure it out either. I’m hoping someone can help me identify what happened. Basically he was sitting on my lap, when all of a sudden he had...
  2. E

    Cockatiels laid eggs for the first time?

    i have 2 cockatiels that have started to breed and just laid some eggs. My question is should i let the parents incubate the eggs or is it best to take the eggs now and incubate them myself? It is their first time breeding and the eggs look completely fine. They have gotten very aggressive so i...
  3. M

    Severe macaw to the party!

    Hi everyone! I came across this forum and I’m excited to have people to talk about my bird with! I have a chestnut fronted macaw named Safari! He’s 7-10 years old! I’m very excited to make some new friends and learn some new exciting parrot stuff! Wanted to share some pictures! The humans are me...
  4. E

    Baby Lovebird suddenly limping. No avian vet in town or anywhere near.

    Hello! This morning I let my 2 month old lovebird out of the cage to fly around - once she went back on her cage I noticed how she was standing on one leg and the other holding in in the air as you see in the picture attached. She had previously did this before but it only lasted about a minute...
  5. J

    long molt????

    so i'm not sure if this is where to post this, but I have some concerns about my gcc. i've had her for about five months, and as far as I know she's been molting for about four of those months. maybe i'm wrong about something and I don't actually fully know what molting is as she's my first...
  6. KatieKess

    Safe humidifier for bird?

    Hi everyone! With this cold winter air, we’ve been struggling keeping the humidity up in our house. I have a small cool mist humidifier, but it’s hard to clean and not really raising the humidity much. I’ve seen a lot of parrot owners talking about this vicks steam vaporizer, and I happen to...
  7. N

    10 week old Eclectus with infection and PVD

    Hi all, sorry for the long back story. Miss Ruby is a 10.5 week old Eclectus. At 2 weeks old she was taken from her mum when it was discovered that she had taken three of her toes off. It must have happened very early as by the time she was taken, they looked completely healed and there was no...
  8. Man9oMango

    Urgent Help.. my bird has something inside ome of his nares

    So mango is a sun conure, since yesterday ive noticed one of her nares is swolen (i figured maybe its because of a little scratch, since she’s molting on her head sometimes she scratches them too hard). But today (in the morning) i found out that the swolen nares is plugged/clogged. So i kept on...
  9. parrotman

    Koki laid 4 fertile eggs, what do i need for baby birds?

    Alright so, my parrots have a nest box in their cages because they were being hormonal and wanting to mate, 10 days later koki laid 4 eggs(all fertile) so I'm wondering what equipment i will need for the baby birds
  10. M

    Trust Issues (Indian Ringneck)

    I purchased an Indian Ringneck (6 months old) around 4 days ago and has been in its cage since. Whenever I try to get really close to the cage it starts to frantically fly side to side and also does the same when I try to change its feed. It isn't tame so would like for it to gain some trust in...
  11. M

    IRN cage upgrade!

    So I've had my ringneck for around 4 days now and is pretty skittish and freaks out when I go too close to his cage. The current cage has bowls that I have to stick my hand into the cage to change and doing this causing my IRN to go crazy. So I've decided to upgrade to one that has dedicated...
  12. M

    New IRN Help (Feathers & behaviour)

    Hi, So I brought home a IRN 2 days ago, have him in his cage which has ample room for him to grow into. I know he's still getting used to the new environment and will take time to build trust but whenever I go near he cage he starts to fly across his cage. He does the same when I go to change...
  13. R

    Urgent Mithu’s cheek is swollen

    Hi all, Please help!! I am new here and this is my first post. my parrot is 20 years old. Suddenly found out that his right cheek is getting bigger And eye was swollen and teary. I went to local vet and gave him some antibiotics for cold as he was sneezing too. But its been 7days since he is...
  14. bird_mama

    How to bake sweet potato?

    How do you all bake sweet potato for your birds? Do I have to use oil? Can I put them in the fridge to save them and use as needed? (bonus question lol) what veggies are best for birds? What fruits? Thank you!!!!
  15. bird_mama

    Affordable bird toys??

    So I have a bit of a predicament, Romeo loves to chew toys, and I can’t stop buying them. I know every bird does, And nothing makes me more excited than going out or shopping online and finding things that he’ll love; But forking out so much in less than 2 weeks is undoable. I really need some...
  16. PippinLovebird

    Ferret Cage For Birds?

    Hey! So I have been looking into getting a larger cage for my cockatiel, Milo. And I found a large ferret cage. I was wondering if anyone has ever used a ferret cage for their birds, or if you think it would be okay? Milo is one of my newer birds and isnt the most comfortable with me yet. He...
  17. Peetree

    My Caique Won't Stop Screaming!

    Hello everyone, I really need some help. I apologize for the lengthy post. I have an 8 year old female caique parrot who has learned some bad behaviors because of my unintentional reinforcement. I would rush to the cage when she would scream because I live in an apartment with roommates. So...
  18. rebecca252

    Millers exposed to cleaning products?

    Hi everyone! I have a big bag of millet which is stored underneath my stairs in a cupboard. However, my parents cleaned out the cupboard with strong cleaning products whilst I was away, and didn’t think to remove the bag of opened millet. I think I already know the answer, but I’m assuming this...
  19. R

    Jardines, Senegal and Meyers Questions

    Hello, I have recently been looking into getting a Jardines, Meyers or Senegal (or any other parrot too:rolleyes:) and still have a few questions unanswered, so here they are:geek: Are they one person bird? Are they very playful/energetic? Do they get overgrown beaks(I am talking about...
  20. R

    Suggestions for bird species

    Hello, I was thinking about getting a galah but I am having dificulty finding one for sale or adoption, and was wondering if there was any other species anybody would recommend for me. I am mostly looking for a bird that is playful, and touchable, not necessarily snugly or cuddly but a hands on...
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