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  1. L

    Hello everyone!Can you help ne determine if my forpus parrotlet a male or a female?

    Is my forpus parrotlet a male or a female? When we bought pixel(is now 3 btw) the breeder had told us that it was a female so we kind of just went with it until recently.I have read that female birds dont have indigo anywhere on their body and especially does not have eyeliner,but pixel does not...
  2. MoonBirdie

    Is it safe to give ginger and turmeric to budgies?

    Hi all, I’ve been on this site many times reading other posts, but this is my actual first post here! Hope it all goes well. :greet14: Main question: I heard many times across online forums and videos that ginger and turmeric mixed in water is good for birds, like for treating nausea symptoms...
  3. PeetNibblr

    Super calm, dainty caique. Too dainty for a second one??

    Hello all! :greet14: Apologies for the long read but I feel I need to paint a complete picture of my little cherub to do the question justice. :) First timer on the forum, I hope this is proper protocol to place my story here! TL:dR I'm looking for your opinions and experiences with having the...
  4. C

    Exotic Fruits?

    Hey y'all! My Red-Bellied has been very into the Avian Organics freeze-dried fruits and veggies. Now that I know she likes them, I was looking into other options for buying since AO is a bit far from me. I found a pack of exotic freeze dried fruits on Amazon that have no added sugars/additives...
  5. LiefDuivel

    Could you run an AC unit and an Air Purifier safely during smoke season?

    I have a single-hose AC unit that only has basic screen filters - for large debris and dust. Last summer, we could barely run it due to the overwhelming amount of smoke that blew into our area (avg. quality of 100-150 on IQAir) we just didn't want to risk Genji inhaling it. Unfortunately, our...
  6. LiefDuivel

    Air Purifiers!

    Me and little Genji just got our first Air Purifier, for the obvious bird keeper reasons, as well as for the upcoming wildfire season. I'm loving it so far, we got a Honeywell HP100 :) I'm curious, what do ya'll usually do in terms of settings and when you turn it on? Ours has a quiet...
  7. B

    Budgie Question

    Hey all, I just have a quick question that shouldn't take too long. My budgie has been sitting on a perch i have set lower to the bottom of the cage maybe a 12in or so off the bottom. Unfortunately I don't have pictures but he dosnt look ill in any way and he's been quite vocal no more or less...
  8. LiefDuivel

    What index do you use to determine if the air quality is safe for your feathered friend?

    The AQI and AQHI use different statistics to determine the air quality of the local area, so they often have different results. For example, Canada uses the AQHI to determine air quality, and for my area today its at a 2/10 (low), which is determined as safe for all groups But IQair, a...
  9. Cutieburb

    Kaeya won’t leave room.

    Hi Everyone, first time poster here! I have a cute female budgie named Kaeya, she’s a solo bird because either my mom or I am always home - so she’s never really alone. She has her own room connected to the living room, kitchen, and dining room; so she hears us for the majority of the day...
  10. S

    Companion(s) for parrotlet?

    Hi all! I'm new here so I hope I'm doing this right. Super excited to be here!!! TL;DR should I get another bird for my parrotlet? If so, budgies or another parrotlet? I have one male parrotlet (Meep Morp, or Meep) he's 3 years old and is handfed. He's a precious little boy, and is one of the...
  11. StygianEchoes

    Question About Potted Plants?

    Hello! I recently ordered a giant walk-in cage for my Budgies, and was fiddling around with the idea of perhaps putting a potted plant within it. (Like a really tiny tree or bush.) Do you think this would be too risky to do? I’ve never tried anything like that before. I know some plants are...
  12. deftpwnes

    Bells: yes or no?

    Hi everyone! I see so many posts and videos and webpages about how great bells are for birds, but then I see the horror stories of birds’ beaks, feet, etc getting caught in them. So my question is… are bells bad or good? Is there a more complicated answer? Thanks!
  13. deftpwnes

    Hunting dog with bird

    Hi everyone, this is my first post here! i own a brittnay and a labradoodle. my labradoodle sleeps in my room and is more calm and collected. my brittany is bred to be a hunting dog and has gone bird hunting with her previous owners countless times and once with my dad. she's very obedient but...
  14. RockysMom

    Macaw as a first bird

    Hi everyone! I know most people say that it's a bad idea to get a macaw as a first bird but they're my dream pet. I've thought about getting an IRN or GCC first because they're better for beginners but I'm worried that I wouldn't love it as much once I get a macaw or I won't be able to care for...
  15. wizerdspel

    Fun fact and a question

    Did you know that you can give a parrot a (fully cooked) hard boiled egg as an occasional treat. Also, my amazon parrot, Paco never wants to eat millet. Is this because millet is only for smaller birds?
  16. Mango&Five

    What kind of bird is this?

    Okay so i saw this bird and i’m not looking to get one, but it was just really beautiful to me and the way it was acting has just kept it on my mind. I don’t know all the different bird kinds and species but i’m pretty sure someone on here will know what bird this is?
  17. Birb Lady

    How smart?

    You know how cockatoos have the intelligence of a five year old human. What would you compare a green cheek to? With my girly, I'd say has the intelligence of a one or two year old with the emotional intelligence of a four year old. To be honest the only reason I'm asking this question is so I...
  18. S

    Hi, I have a question

    So, I was thinking of getting a new Cockatiel and I found a cage that's 86 cm in height, 47,5 in width and 47,5 in length. Will that be okay for my Cockatiel?
  19. Haydenb

    Pictures Little bald spot above beak

    Hi; I have a 4 month old Green Cheek Conure who has a small bald spot on her head. She's moulting heavily & it looks like there's pin feathers just starting to grow; is this something I should be worried about? She hasn't had any behavioral changes & I haven't changed her diet of 2/3rds pellets...
  20. D

    Conures fighting

    Hi, I have two conures and I had a question. So when either one conure takes a shower or both do, they start arguing and fighting when they are together. They tackle each other and have loud voices. I’ve searched a bunch but have not found anything. Is it something with their appearance? Smell...