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  1. Q

    Concerning behavior

    Hello! My cockatiel, a few days ago, started this weird behavior, which starts to concern me: He is scratching one eye with his wing and claws and keeps it closed. Besides that, he does readjust his crop everytime when he does that. Any idea what this may mean?
  2. N

    Itchy bird :(

    I just got 2 green conures from someone today. One of them is pulling feathers out under his neck and his tail as well as itching quite a lot. I am taking him to a vet as soon as possible after i call tomorrow but i was wondering what could be the cause of this? She did not disclose this before...
  3. splatdead

    Urgent Conure scratches

    Hey so I recently gotten a green cheek conure and I’ve been extremely worried,,, she’s been scratching a lot ever since I got her (3 days ago) and it’s non stop, it’s usually followed up with grooming but I’m scared maybe it’s something im feeding her? She has a vet appointment soon but I need...
  4. WallyCockatiel

    Grab Training?

    I have a 7.5 month old male cockatiel and I was wondering.. How do you train them to be calf when you hold them? I've seen this video (link below) of someone holding his parrot and I thought... How does he do that? So I thought why not ask you guys because I don't really know how. Is there any...
  5. WallyCockatiel

    Bird doesn't like scritches?

    I have a 7 month old male Cockatiel, tamed and clipped by breeder, hasn't molted yet, I have had a few birds in my past experience. My buddy is tame and steps up, likes having company. But he wont let me touch or hold him. He occasionally lets me scratch him a little in the morning, but other...
  6. P

    911 Bleeding... Again

    This happened before about a year ago, if I had to guess around the same time as now, after my canary's molt (stopped seeing loose tail feathers in/around his cage). What happened was he bites his back, but he doesn't know when to stop and it got to the point where he started bleeding a...
  7. hyacinthlove

    Urgent Anybody ever seen this skin condition?

    We had a rough winter and our house was very cold so he had a heater next to his cage to keep him from getting too cold, especially at night. When I first found the scabs I thought he had just scratched himself raw from being too dry (believe me, I was sick about it. I did my best to keep him...
  8. music2music

    Poop on Vent?

    Today, I noticed my little budgie has poop on his vent. I noticed it after he was continuously scratching it with his feet. This morning, he had diarrhea-like poop on his ladder. He has acted normal otherwise- bobbing, tweeting, eating. He is close to a year old, so I doubt if he has any...