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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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!
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. AkasyaEllric

    Avian Fashions Flight Suit Question

    I'm not able to handle Slade freely yet, but I wanted to pick up an avian fashions flight suit for him since I love the pattern on sale for Madness Monday tomorrow. All the pois they have listed say small, but that's the size they also told me to use for Diggle. I'm just basically wondering...
  18. AkasyaEllric

    Meyer's Parrot

    Hi everyone! I'm still new, since I'm a shy person usually but I may be adding a third bird to my flock soon, a meyers! I was just wondering what everyone's experiences are bringing a meyers into a flock? My other two aren't attached to each other at all, just kind of put up with each other. I...
  19. Epsilon

    Choosing a Bird

    So, I've done a lot of research and a lot of digging around for which bird might be right for me. But of course, I'm always up for more advice. I've talked to my family about it and they all seem fine with getting a bird. I believe being flexible is very important when picking a bird, because no...
  20. Dachshund King

    Getting a new parrot

    Hello, I'm looking to get a new hand reared parrot to tame and train. I have done almost a year of research and my top candidates are a Senegal parrot, moustache parakeet, plum headed parakeet, red bellied parrot, caique, conures (green cheek, matron bellied, catus). If anyone has any experience...