• Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here


  1. Lauren_sim

    Help for taming a parent raised bird

    I recently got a parent raised Hahns Macaw (approx 5months old), I’m new to parrot ownership and I’m struggling with a few things and would love some advice. I’ve gotten him target trained pretty well, and will take treats my hand both in and out of the cage. But if I don’t have a treat or he’s...
  2. PtsOliver

    Trouble with Hand-Taming

    I recently got two cockatiels. One of them used to take millet from me reluctantly, but now both just flee when I offer. They don't freak out, just retreat to the back of the cage/away from me. I don't know what I did wrong. I also don't know how exactly to start. I know I have to get them to...
  3. oliviikate

    Has anyone tamed their canary?

    I've had my 2 hens (i think they're hens...don't know for sure) for a few months now, and they've settled in at home nicely :) I've done a lot of reading to make sure I'm taking care of them the best I can, but I am still unsure of how to do one thing: taming! It's the kind of thing where...
  4. asdf6121

    Bonding with a budgie?

    Hey everyone! I've only had my little Soda for about a month now, and she's still a bit shy sometimes, and rarely wants to come out of her cage. I bought her a nice wood playstand but she's afraid of it I also know taming takes a while and I don't want to push on her chest to make her step-up...
  5. A

    Conure Just Won't Stop Biting

    Hi, I've recently gotten Kiwi, a green cheek conure, I've had him for 2 weeks now (he's 5 months old) and he has adjusted well and has been a joy to be with. However, anytime I put my hands near him, he will run towards them and try to bite. I let him adjust to his new surroundings for about a...
  6. M

    My cockatiel (3 year old male) won't warm up

    Hello, this is my first post so I hope I'm doing this right! I have a 3 year old male cockatiel I've had for 2 years now. We adopted him after his owner got a new dog that scared the poor little guy too much. He definitely was never hand tamed as when the cage was approached, he'd either move...
  7. D

    Taming my lovebirds

    I have two lovebirds in the same cage. I got them about three years ago and they are about 3 and a half years old. I didnt know much about lovebirds when I got them and that was a huge mistake from my side. I need help on how to tame them because I feel like Im giving them a bad life. I have...
  8. K

    Need some advice training two cockatiels

    Hey people! I'm new here, and was just wondering if I could ask for some advice/help. I've got two cockatiels, a male and a female. Which my family got out of a pet store roughly 18 months ago, they were about 6 months old. They spent the first few months in a big cage and started getting used...
  9. T

    (HELP!) Bad Situation

    Recently , Romeo died . I’m devastated because he was the bird that would come forward and step up and that would give Juliet the confidence to. He died of a crop infection. I’m grieving but his partner isn’t showing any signs of sadness. She doesn’t like me at all . She’s nippy , she wants...
  10. Birbnoob

    New here, also sorry that I posted this twice in a different thread.

    I'm new here. My name is Indra, I'm 20 y/o and got my first birds ever. I have two budgies, pepper and banana. I used to have another budgie together with banana called blueberry, but I bought her when she was already sick and it was too late for the treatment my vet started to really help. So...
  11. Birbnoob


    Hello everyone, I currently am trying to tame 2 budgies. They are adults but for some reason they just don't trust me. I read about taming them outside of their cage (I tame 1 at a time) and it took so long to get him back in his cage cause he was a bit distrusting in me. What should I do? To...
  12. A

    Flightless Budgie climbing too high?

    Hi all, I posted earlier about my 5 week old budgie who is currently flightless. I was worried, but after the group analysed her wings we realised she is not clipped or plucked, she’s merely very young and hasn’t yet learnt to fly. She is showing pre flight behaviour like grabbing perches and...
  13. P

    How to tame a cockatiel?

    Hi Everyone! I am trying to tame my new cockatiel but I don't know how. there isn't much information about taming a cockatiel and I am afraid I might do something wrong and then we lose trust. if you have any info on how to tame a cockatiel I would be very happy! thank you very much!
  14. Diveks

    Taming lorikeet pair

    I have a 3,5x6m aviary with 5 lorries. i have Had them for around a year. When they all came to me they were not tamed (from different places) im not sure if all of them are wild caught but im pretty sure these two rainbow lorikeets are. Some of them were chained and put in a really small cage...
  15. C

    Conure Help

    Hey there everyone. Im new to the forum so bare with me. Ive gotten a new Conure about a week ago and now this isnt my first conure but it is the first time the conure didn't become attached to me the first day. Lol I guess you can say I got lucky. His name is Phoenix. Now i know ive only had...
  16. malibu


    Thought I would share some good news! I have found that my lovie, chica was a bit timid with hands but today she allowed me to have my hand near her without running away or tensing up. She also ate some seed from a spoon with my hand a couple inches from her. Im so happy and excited for us to...
  17. V

    Asking for advice with a very skittish parrot

    I'm having a lot of difficulty with my Red Bellied Parrot. She is very afraid of things, prone to biting, flies around the room at any sudden movement or loud noise, and as a result, spends most of her time in her cage. Recently we just built her a little Parrot gym but she was very afraid of it...
  18. malibu

    Getting a bird to accept treats from hands

    So my lovie that I have had for roughly 2 weeks currently won't eat any treats besides chopped walnuts and almonds and she will only eat them if they are in her food dish. I tried using millet and giving it through the bars since shes kinda hand shy but she straight up refuses millet unless it's...
  19. malibu

    Bonding with Lovebird

    Hey everyone, So about 10 days ago I got a handfed baby lovebird (8 weeks or so) and I was wondering if anyone can give me some tips and tricks on bonding with her. So far I have just sat by her cage periodically and talked to her gently and put my hand in or by the cage to get her used to...
  20. honeykat13

    Should I Keep Trying?

    Hello all! I'm new to the forum, so I'm sorry if something like this has been posted before. I am also new to owning birds, so I'm sorry if this might seem obvious. I got a cockatiel back in May. I love him, he's so cute. I got him from Petsmart. I really wanted to get one from a breeder, but I...