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  1. aniboo

    New rainbow lorikeet HELP!

    I have a new rainbow lorikeet that I got from a breeder near me. He’s not afraid of hands, and will step up sometimes, but he immediately wants to be put down once he steps up. He isn’t afraid of my presence, but he won’t play with me at all. He will eat nectar from my finger, as long as he’s on...
  2. Melophile

    Separated lovebirds/only let one out with the other in its cage after biting me

    So, I have two bonded female lovebirds who have been acting a bit more aggressive lately (I think they're hormonal). Every day I let them out for about 2-3 hours. They like to cuddle but have a tendency of biting any exposed skin. I'll tell them "no" and "stop" if they bite, but let them crawl...
  3. Melophile

    How to Train Biting Out of Lovebirds

    These birds are new, 3 days new. Both females, both a year and a half old, both bonded to one another. Their names are Lemon and Mango, and Mango seems to enjoy biting my finger. She and Lemon will bite the cage bars close to where I'm sitting, run their beaks up and down them, and rattle the...
  4. MissyGoat

    Cockatiel training issues.

    Hi all. Im hoping to get some help with training my 1 year old female cockatiel. She loves head pats and always wants to be with me. Shes either on my head or sitting beside me at my desk, yet she hates when you try get her to step up on your finger. Ive tried training her with millet. She eats...
  5. K

    Sun Conure behaviour is getting out of hand

    I have had my sun conure just shy of two years. She turned 2 at the end of June or this year. I used to bring her to work with me at a pet store all the time and she LOVED it. The store I’m at is warehouse-like with a few isles that she would free fly up and down. This also was GREAT for my...
  6. F

    Wits End - Health/Behavioral Concerns

    Hoping I post this in the right place. Long time reader, finally created an account to post. Warning, long. My 8yr old female tiel is tearing my house apart, while teaching my new 4mo old possibly male her behaviors. I have 20 years of parrot hobbyist experience and I've never encountered such...
  7. JunoTheIRN

    Bird not progressing in hand training

    I got my IRN a while ago and have already accustomed him to my hands (Meaning he is not afraid of them near him). I really want to train him to sit on my hands, so I put a treat in my palm and hold it near the top of the cage to try and get him to get on my hands to eat. However, he always only...
  8. J

    Kittens and Birds

    Does anyone has experience with training young kittens around their birds? I recently found a very young kitten, I'm thinking around 8 weeks old. I originally planned to take care of him until I could find a home for him, but he's bonded close to my dog and I, and I've kinda fallen in love with...
  9. birdlovr

    Trying to train two budgies in same cage, starting to feel hopeless

    I have two bonded budgies in the same cage. They are getting a flight cage pretty soon with more toys. When I open the cage door to play, sometimes Sterling (blue budgie male) will come out to a perch and interact with me. Star (yellow and green female) is quite more timid. I have been teaching...
  10. Eqiine

    Friend got a new Crimson-Bellied Conure, best way to raise/train him?

    Hello! My friend has just gotten a new Crimson-Bellied Conure who is around a month old. They want me to help them with raising and training the little guy. Some of the bird’s history: My friend bought him from a lady whose conures had accidentally bred (bit of a red flag IMO). He’s apparently...
  11. N

    Help! Two conures bonded without me

    Hello, First time posting! I got a conure from Petsmart on Columbus Day (Cheeky - gray and green). It was very frightened but got more used to being in the house (still not warmed up to me though). Then a week later my fiancé got a conure (Angel) without consulting me and started putting the...
  12. B

    Sun conure vs Parrotlet

    Hi all! From your experiences, are parrotlets or sun conures better in terms of cuddliness, attention span during training and their general temperament? TIA! :)
  13. D

    Chompy Conure

    Hello! I recently got a conure October 2nd of this year. She’s a 7 month old Turquoise Green cheek conure. She’s a cutie but to say she’s nippy is an understatement. I honestly at first thought she might’ve been chomping out of stress which couldve very well been since she was new to everything...
  14. B

    Birdie Advice please

    Hi, I have several birds. I love them all and try to share my love for them with others. Does any one have any advice on easy ways to tame down baby parakeets? And I have a pair of beautiful Quaker parrots who have a room all to their own. They are old enough to breed and are always loving up on...
  15. GalaxyDog9

    Milestones!

    Yay! So after having Pippy for about 3 months, he just got on my shoulder for the first time!!! Took a little convincing, aka millet, but I really think as time passes we keep getting a closer bond!:) Feel free to share your own milestones!
  16. J

    Friendly but doesn't accept treats

    Our Sun Conure is a little over a year old now. He was hand raised and as a result is very friendly with my fiance and I. He loves to sit on shoulders and climbs all over us and enjoys cuddles (we jokingly call him our Velcro bird cause when he's out of the cage he wants to be with us). He's a...
  17. GalaxyDog9

    Mild discipline question

    Hi everyone! So, spending more time with my birdie, dance partys lol I’ll put music on with my phone and we’ll both sing the song :sing:But sometimes he will step on my phone and mess up the music, not a huge deal, but got me thinking, I’ve seen stuff about don’t hit/scream/spray with water to...
  18. Clairdelun

    Bird growing distant

    Ive had my tiel since she was 2 weeks old .Now she is 1 year and 5 months old.She used to be very much tamed and liked to hang out with me all day long. Since back then she is the only bird I owned I could pay it a lot of attention. She follows most of my commands and didn't bite. Just one...
  19. BibaDiba

    Baby macaw questions

    I have never had a macaw before, I do have experience with a lot of smaller birds, cockatiels, budgies, lovebirds and have been really wanting a macaw for several years. So I did loads of research, watched many videos, until we found the most beautiful baby macaw and decided that he's the one...
  20. M

    Breeder birds

    Hello, I need any help or advise. I am considering purchasing a pair of eclectus. The person I am going to purchase these birds from said he had them for two years and had 4 chicks over the two years. They are aged 6-7 years old. The female was always a breeder, the male was a pet turned...
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