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  1. birdiebot

    Buddy says hello

    I adopted my Jardine 1.5 years ago and he is approx 6 years old right now. His name is Buddy aka The Papaya, he is very sweet and very nippy. He's the best $2000 I ever spent! He wants to be right next to me always, I am a homebody and also work from home so he's the happiest bird. He loves to...
  2. WillowQ

    Which pellet brand, Harrison’s or zupreem?

    Hi, Jasper my ten year old Meyers parrot will need new pellets soon. She is ok with zupreem natural parrot and Conure or Harrison’s coarse maintenance diet. Does anyone have a preference between these two for their poicephalus? Prices are pretty comparable. she leaves lots of dust with tops...
  3. papaya13

    FINALLY Ready to Adopt… LF a Jardine’s!

    After years of patience and admiration from a distance, I’m finally prepared to start a relationship with a bird of my own! …that is, if I can find one. I have my heart set on a Jardine’s, but it seems like there are none to be found. I have any new poicephalus postings drop listed on...
  4. WillowQ

    Bad weather, bad mood?

    Today is warm and very windy. There’s a fire warning. I had Willow Quaker out for a while. I returned Willow to his cage and went to get Jasper out. Opened her door and stepped her up from where she was hanging upside down and flailing with one leg to grab me. A few steps later I went to...
  5. F

    Red-bellied parrot and maximilian pionus

    These birds have been my family for 14 and 12 years respectively. Please, do not send me any unkind messages. This is the hardest decision I have ever had to make. I promised them a lifetime and am thoroughly heartsick to break that promise, but I have looked at the situation from every angle...
  6. A

    Aggressive Meyers Parrot

    I joined this forum to ask for some help with my Meyers parrot. I got him around 5 months ago from someone rehoming him. The lady told me he’s around 4 years old. I’m having issues with him being aggressive, and I believe it’s gotten worse since I’ve gotten him. He bites when anything makes him...
  7. MChiper

    Parrot in College? Travel?

    Hi all, I posted before regarding getting a bird for college; I was given very good advice to rather wait until I was in college or after graduation - so I am currently still bird-free. I know more about my schedule and the college policy on pets, etc. - it's very pet friendly and we may bring...
  8. E

    Parent-raised Poicephalus

    Hey, guys! I'm doing research on different Poicephalus species as I'm interested in getting two parent-raised ones in the future. I'm still not sure which species but so far I'm leaning towards Meyer's or Senegals. They're quite hard to come by in my country so I may have to order them through a...
  9. achgo

    plucking or molting?

    hey everyone! I’m new to owning a parrot, I’ve had my red belly for almost 5 months now. he’s recently been losing his orange feathers a little bit, and I’m not sure if he’s molting or if he’s been plucking? I’m worried that he might be ill but he’s been normal, just taking a few more naps...
  10. wiji

    Sleeping Pattern

    Hi everyone, I am owning a Meyer's Parrot for about a couple of months now. It actually just flew inside my room and decided to just adopt it because I failed to find the owner several times already. I am new to bird forums in general but I have observed his behavior quite some time now. So...
  11. AkasyaEllric

    Frisky Behavior Question

    The rare times Slade masturbates when he finishes he poops also. Is this normal? None of my other birds do it till they're finished so it struck me as odd. He also makes the weirdest sounds :lol2: but I figured those are more than likely normal.
  12. B

    Right For Me?

    hello there! :greet15: i am an animal person, just love them so much! i've owned hamsters for about 5 years, and i am currently a proud mother of 2 sugar gliders, a panther chameleon, and a boxer dog. our family used to own 2 budgies (albeit we had no idea how to care for them but i've done...
  13. Ashnic

    Meyers vs Jardine

    So I was set on getting a Meyers. But recently a breeder said that Jardines are fantastic companions too. I've been looking into both and I can see a lot of similarities. These threads are great. But I was wondering if anyone with experience with both can shed some light on which of the two...
  14. MChiper

    Meyers Breeder in Ireland/UK/Romania?

    Hi all, I'm hoping you can assist me. I'm finding it very hard to find a Meyer's breeder in either Ireland, UK, or Romania. If you know of anyone, I'd really appreciate your help :) Thank you!
  15. EagleEye

    New in Town

    Hi there! New to this forum, not new to birds. I go by E and I currently have 3 birds, 2 African Red Belly parrots and a Linneolated parakeet. I work at a pet food store, as well as an apprentice under an aviculturalist locally. I have a background in wildlife conservation, so my love and...
  16. wendy robin

    New here :)

    My name is Wendy. I live in Miami Beach. A little over 5 years ago I found a parrot. He is a Meyers parrot. I tried and tried to find the rightful owner, but no luck. The parrot, who I named Coconut is now my pet, who I love dearly. I wish I could find out which breeder he came from because...
  17. AkasyaEllric

    I found Slade's breeder!

    So, the forgetful person I am, I misplaced Slade's DNA cert that the foster gave me when I brought him home and I just found it. We had apparently misread his band from him and I checked the post here for what was on the cert and found it, African Queen Aviaries! I called her and she took down...
  18. AkasyaEllric

    Poicephalus Parrot Behavior Question

    Anybody with any breed of poi out there! Slade does this thing where he lifts his wings up and holds them there and gets super fluffy. Sometimes he will stand taller too, but not always. He did this at the foster right before we left and she seemed to think it was good behavior, but I can't tell...
  19. L

    Meyer’s Parrot

    Hello! You may recognize me from the “Pionus as a first bird thread”. After reevaluating my lifestyle, I have decided to steer away from Pionus, and I started getting interested in poicephalus, specifically Meyers parrots. Meyers parrots were one of my first choices, and i consider them to be a...
  20. AkasyaEllric

    I need some help. . .

    To preface, it's only been a week and a half since I adopted Slade, and I know we are definitely still getting to know each other and I don't expect it to be sunshine and roses from a traumatized bird, I just need some advice. So, I'm usually pretty good at reading body language from birds...