Question category: Cages & Perches


How long does it take a flock to accept a new bird or how long does it take a young bird to become comfortable with a new flock. Recently adopted a 22 week old cockatiel and he seems to be a loner. He very seldom associates with the existing birds. He does not fly away […]


my 2 birds Pepe [male] & santina [female] after 4 years have had 3 babies …I also have 2 other birds in another cage charlie[male] & lucy [female]….Can all of these budgies be put into 1 big cage without to many problem or what do you suggest to do?

Pair or Trio

Can three tiels live happy or should they be even numbers?

Aviary wire mesh

I’m planning to build an aviary for my cockatiels soon, but can’t find a definitive answer on what the best wire mesh material to use. Some people say galvanized wire is made with materials that may poison birds, others say they use it just fine. Not sure what to believe


What is the best bedding for a cockatoo? Are extruded pine pellets safe for the bird?

Cage versus open

What is safer for night frights? Open space like a room or a cage? I had an intruder in my house and so my birds, a cockatiel and a budgie, were flying around in the house in the office room they sleep in, in the dark, and a night light is not enough there. I […]

Multiple cockatiel travel cage

We will be doing a 4.5 hour relocation travel. We have four cockatiels to make the trip. What size travel cage do you recommend?

lock it up in cage

Do cokatiels enjoy being locked up in a bird cage? Is it very cruel to do that?

Solo parakeet and vacation

We are going to be gone for 8 days and are taking our 2 dogs with us. We are going on a road trip. Any idea if a parakeet would fare better with us or taken to a sitter. The sitter is my mom but it’d be a new environment with 2 new dogs our […]

Budgie perch

Hi, I want to purchase a perch for my budgie cages. These 2 I found are really good for them. Grape Vine is recommended. Which one should I go for? Ones thicker that the other. I’m stuck between them. I have attached 2 links. Luoji Parrot Perch Natural Wood Bird Stand Perch Birdcage Standing Grinding […]


Hi! You answered my earlier question about Cockatiels, and thank you for the great answer. What would be an appropriate sized cage for a cockatiel? I know it would have to be bigger than a cage for 2 parakeets, although the cage we got for our parakeets is really big, and it’s a flight cage […]

Dove diamond

My diamond dove lost its feet. How do I care for it. I moved it from the cage that was shared with another diamond dove.

Pet parrot- Summer heat question

Hello, I have 2 conures, 1 indian red neck parrot and 1 lovebird and all are aged around 1 year. I keep the birds in a large aviary on my shaded porch outside where there is no direct sunlight throughout the day and there is moving air. I live in the UAE and summer is […]

Traveling with pet birds

What is the safest way to travel with two diamond doves during a move to our new home 5 hours away?

Single Zebra Finch

Hello, Is a zebra finch happier in a pair or can they do well solo? We had two male finches but one recently passed away so just have one male. We don’t want to breed so no females but can a finch be happy as the sole bird? We keep him with us right now […]

International Shipping

I have 4 Zebra Finches, happy, in good health, and very well hand tamed. I love these babies very much, but sadly I am moving. I am moving from Germany to the USA, and would like to take them with me. I found many pet transport companys that will be able to ship the birds […]

Adopting a bird…what should I know?

I have quite a few questions. I’m planning on having my bird on my shoulder/with me most of the time. But that would mean me being downstairs where cleaning supplies are being used, and teflon pans are being used. Is there any possible way for that to work? Because I also heard that birds cages […]

Lovebird sleeping .

Why dose my lovebird peach face always sleeping out of his cage ? He always sleeps on the outside of the cage ?

my parakeet

Hi I’m a pet parakeet owner and I would like some advice on what to do with my pet parakeet my mother is in charge of feeding and where to put the cage but unfortunately my parakeet doesn’t get much attention and usually just spends there day in a cage in a room without barely […]

Caging mixed species together

wanting to add my canaries (2) parakeets (2) and cockatiels (2) together into a big cage …anything I should be worried about. Right now they are in separate cages but do see each other.

african gray

what size cage should i get for a african gray

Nutrition, disinfecting

what do you suggest to use for disinfecting water and food bowls? is it sufficient to wash dishes with hot water and scrubbing with a non-toxic dish soap? hoping you will suggest what type of food you suggest to prevent all the deficiencies you’ve shown. also, can you suggest how to switch from seed to […]


what kind of disinfectant is safe to use on cages for the birds

Nail trimming perches

We just purchased, a blue color, perch, for his feet, he seems not to go near it, he looks scared, I tried yo put my green-cheek conure parrot named Charlie, on it, he refuses, what can I do!!!

Parrotlet information

Good morning I am in the process of adopting a baby parrotlet (he arrives at the end of October). My (soon to be) vet has pointed me in your direction. I was hoping you could send me some information on them? I am new to bird community and would like to prepare myself, however your […]

Do lovebirds need separate space to sleep?

I have a 4 month old african lovebird (lutino) , a single bird. He/she , i dont know about its gender, i believe its a male. He was wounded and i found him in my backyard , but my question is when ever i switch off the lights during night time he latches on to […]

Sleep Environment

My GCC sleeps in a smaller cage in my walk in closet at night. She has a little shelf she doesn’t use, but chooses to sleep while clinging to her cage. Her favorite place to nap during the day is snuggled into my hair. I’m worried she’s not comfortable enough at night and want to […]

Different Colored Budgies

Hi, I basically have the same question. Do different color budgies get along living in the same cage?

How to Take Care of Budgie Eggs

Hello, We have two budgies who mated and layer seven eggs together. Tomorrow is going to be the 18th day since the first egg was laid. From researching online, the eggs generally hatch somewhere between 18-23 days if fertile, but I couldn’t find consistent results online. How long should we wait till we could deem […]

Green Cheek Conures

I have 2 green cheek conures how much out of cage time do they need? Do they have to be Only on pellet diet? Should there cage be covered at night? Should green cheeks be seen every year by the vet? Can you tell genders of conures? Also should i get pet insurance for birds? […]

Birds for appartement life

Hello I’m interested in buying a bird but i live a 3 1/2 size Appartement building . which bird species would suited for life in a Appartement? I would a medium-sized bird.

abused african greys

Can having your greys who where abused in a big of a cage make them more nervous or afraid.

How should I give my bird water

Bit of a dumb question, but, I’m getting a bird soon, and I wanted to know how I should give them water. If it should be a small bowl or a bottle like thing that you sometimes see in hamster cages. If needed my type of bird is going to be a budgie/ parakeet

Egg laying

Please discuss how to prevent egg binding and what to do to help a momma bird keeps laying eggs with no mate? 1)How can we help her? 2) Also how much room do finches need? (Gouldin finches)

New Home Acclimation

I am seeking advice on how to safely acclimate our family’s 26 year old double yellow headed Amazon, Jasper, to my home. He has lived with my parents since they first adopted him in 1993 (I was 19 at the time). My mother, Jasper’s primary caregiver, passed away 5 years ago. My dad has cared […]

2 ten yr. old parrakeets

Is it too late to hand tame them? I am tried but have not been successful. Also what size cage is best for them?


I have 3 diamond dove in a cage I have 1 parakeet in a other cage side by side i want to put them in a flight cage together will they get along

My cockatiel only stands on the food perch

Hey so I recently bought a cockatiel and he is always standing on the perch of the food bowl and refusing to use other perchs in the cage and I can’t see him drinking water at all I just got him is that normal

She won’t let me clean her perch

Her perch is really dirty with poop and she won’t let me take it out to clean it, I tired cleaning it from the inside but the brush scares her and I have to open the cage door to clean it and she gets scared and flys around in her cage and almost hit me […]

I accidentally got the wrong cage for conure help

Hello I’m a teen going on to high school and I am getting my first bird, a conure to be exact and I asked for the wrong cage and didn’t notice till now. My bird is t here yet and I know my dad will not buy me a new cage. The bar spacing is […]

Wood for perches

Is there any way to make safe woods safe for our parrots (free from disease) to make perche out of (grapevine, bamboo)

Sleeping conure

My crimson bellied sleeps on the floor of the cage under newspaper, a way he has slept since a baby. The problem is that he doesn’t know how to tuck. Is there any way I can teach him?

Travel cage

What would be the minimum dimensions for a travel cage for 2 budgies. (not for a long time, just for a small visit to the park)

Scarlet macaw

Can macaws handle direct sunlight in weather up to 108 outside

what bird to get

Hello,what kind of bird will get along with an African grey parrot Without fighting? Can a green parrot get along with an African grey parrot? Thanks in advance for answering

Bird Compatibility

I have a Budgie Parakeet and a Green Cheek Conure (as of today). The Budgie is about 2 that has been part of our house since hatched. She is a little stubborn and spoiled. I bought home this very sweet Conure today. I was at a store and it attached itself to me and would […]

Odd number of finches

Hi. I had a pair of zebra finches, one male and the other female who got on well. Unfortunately, after laying their first clutch of eggs, the hen died. The male went into a depression so, I got him another female companion. They were also immediately compatible soon enough she also died and the male […]

How cage should be

I bought a pair of love bird ,it’s cage is small ,,,is keeping pot is necessary,,,,,,will it sleep only inside pot ,,,or in floor of cage

Nest for male elderly cockatiel’s feet?

Hi, my 20 year old male cockatiel, named Atticus, has arthritic feet which causes him to perch inside his food dish most nights even though his perches are all vet wrapped to make them cushy. I was wondering if getting him a Cotton Rope – Bird Breeding Nest Bed with Coconut Fiber from Amazon would […]

Bed for Parrot?

Do conures need a nest/hut/enclosed box to sleep properly, or are they perfectly okay to sleep on a perch?

Bird Bath

I recently purchased a bird bath for a future bird. It is supposed to go in the cage and I was wondering if I should keep it in there 24/7 or just let them use it supervised

Cat vs. Conure

I am bringing home a conure in the near future and am trying to figure out whether or not I should trim it’s wings. I have a cat that stays inside and on one hand, birds are made to fly and my bird might be able to fly off if it’s flighted, but on the […]

Peach faced Lovebird and a Parakeet

Can you put a Peach faced Lovebird and a Parakeet in a flight cage together? I had a Indian Ringneck, but something ( I think a neighborhood black cat) got ahold of her the other night, and pulled a wing off. She died last night. My Indian Ringneck was in one flight cage and my […]


My Conure has been treating her bed like a nest I think. I have cloth I put in there ( it’s a hay tunnel like enclosure opened only in front) She usually spits up on the cloth and arranges it, but lately that’s all she does (and not sure if she is a she) . […]

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