• 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. LydiaB

    Video Eddie's Obsession With Doritos: Video

    Every time he hears that bag crinkling, he starts throwing a little fit, hoping I'll give him some Dorito. Not this time buddy, not this time.
  2. LydiaB

    Eddie's Dorito Obsession

    I made the mistake of giving eddie a tiny piece of dorito as a treat. Now every time he sees a red bag or hears crinkling bags, he starts running around and screaming and yelling, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING? COME HERE!". He goes through phases of being obsessed with various foods. Sometimes its a...
  3. Kiwiscremsong

    Flour muffins? Cockatiel

    Hi guys, so i recently discovered healthy muffins for birds so i looked up on YouTube for a few recipes since birdzone (where i found the muffins) doesnt ship to my area. So i found a video on youtube with several healthy ingredients for birds to eat and the start of the ingredients was flour...
  4. MooShu

    New to target training

    Hello everyone. I'm Cal and recently I've got a parrot that I've named MooShu. He had some health problems but he's getting better and better by the day. I want to target train him, so it would be easier for me to teach him to step up, following by letting him out of his cage more...
  5. Atomiklan

    Clicker training CHOMPING

    So I started clicker training Lada my female Eckie a week or so ago. I click the clicker and give her a treat almost immediately after. She sometimes does something very strange that I don't understand yet from a behavioral standpoint. She knows treats are usually coming (picking up treat box...
  6. Parakeet88

    Where do you buy dried fruit/ veg and treats?

    It's a long story, you don't have to read the whole thing, the main question is at the bottom, thanks! So I started buying golden gourmet treats from my safe bird store. My conure loved the dried green beans and all of my birds love the granola from them. Lately I have been finding bugs I the...
  7. Parakeet88

    Need ideas for foraging treats

    A couple weeks ago I bought a GCC. I'm constantly looking for new foraging ideas and trying to mix up the treats I put in them. I work night shift so I really stuff his cage full of snacks and foraging toys to help keep him busy/ quiet while I'm sleeping. So far it's working out well but I know...
  8. Parakeet88

    Training/ reward questions

    Hey everyone I got my first GCC a couple weeks ago, hes settled in well and Ive been starting some training with him. Ive done a lot of reading on training but have never actually trained a bird (or any animal) before. Ive been using a clicker and he already knows the clicker means food and he...
  9. Jeff Sexton

    Treat Suggestions?

    What are some good treat ideas for an African Grey? I like to keep the variety up in treats for training, and just to give occasionally. Nutraberries, in some flavors have been a hit. I've used walnuts for training, but they seem to be losing their appeal. I've also made a few different...
  10. kyandfriends

    any tips for befriending a bird i work with?

    hi everyone! i just started working at a facility that boards parrots, and one bird, alex, actually lives there. she's a lovely little alexandrine parakeet who generally prefers men. i would like for her to be easy to work with - and honestly i'm pretty smitten with her, too - so i'm going to...
  11. nsbkatie

    Not letting me give treats or get close, just bites.

    I just got him the other day, and i left him to sit where he could see me and get adjusted. This morning i tried to slowly give him a treat, which he completely ignored and went straight for my hand to bite. I want to give him treats just to make him have a positive view of me, but i dont know...
  12. G

    What do you use as a treat?

    I'm wondering what you use as training treats...? My boy loves millet but it's *everywhere*... I find it not easy to use as a training treat for that reason. His breeder sounded appalled that I gave him millet, but I don't give him a spray. I give him small pieces I break off. It's not...