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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!!!
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) . […]
How Can I help my parakeets like their cage?
Hi! This may will make one year with my pair of Budgies. I found that I may have spoiled them by letting them out of their cage all the time. After they have their breakfast, they’ll start screeching because I try to keep them in until 12pm. (Usually uncover their cage at 9am). Will this […]
Hello, first of i want to apologize for my english, it is not my first language. I am gonna have a cockatiel in a few weeks and i read mutch about how the cage should look like. Natural wood was highly recommended in a cage so i went outside and i found some good looking […]
What p;recautions should be practiced when taking a green-cheeked conure with me during, say, week-long visits to another community or vacation spot? A smaller, “travel cage” will need to be acquired. What other considerations are there?
Lovebirds sleeping position
Hi there. My lovebird is about 4 months old and still sleeps in a shoe box that i made fluffy with a blanket.. because i don’t want him feeling alone. Should i rather let him sleep in his cage?