Question category: Cages & Perches

Travel Companions?

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?

Size

Hello, im getting a Eclectus parrot soon. I was curious if you could help me figure out the best size cage for him.

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Mixed aviaries

I have communal aviaries and cages. How should I present food for 3 different bird varieties – canary, finch and parakeet?

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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?

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Conures

Do conures get along if placed in the same cage?

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To arter

Kan en Cunure grønkindet og en Nymfeparakit gå i samme bur. De er ca lige gammel 1 år.

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Branches

What type of tree branch would be safe for my parakeet?

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Cage liners?

I have been looking into cage liners for our bird cage. We used to get Fosters and Smith liners but they went out of business. I have read articles that say wax liners are not safe, and some articles say it is safe to use. Could you help me with this and any recommendations you […]

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Budgie and Cockatiel Nutri-Berry

I’m hoping to eventually house my two cockatiels with my two budgies, assuming they get along alright. If I am successful with this, is it okay if my budgies eat the cockatiel’s Nutri-Berries and vice versa for the cockatiels eating the budgie’s Nutri-Berries? I understand they have different nutritional needs, but is this okay? Or […]

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Parakeet

How long can you keep your parakeet in a cage on any given day? Our parakeet is about a 1 year and 3 months old. Thanks in advance.

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Big Cage

How well will my Conure react to getting a bigger cage? It’s not that his current cage is small, but it barely fits enough room for him to have space and toys

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First time pet owner

I’m looking at getting a small bird, likely a cockatiel, once I finish my schooling. Our family owns a cat so the only places that would be safe for it would be in a cage either outside the house, but close and in constant view, or in my room. I’ve read that it is bad […]

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How do I remove two breeding birds from their cage?

Hello. I have two breeding cockatiels, they’re both 3 years old and seem to get along well. But whenever I try to get them out so I can clean their cage or give them water and food the male attacks me. What should I do to help me?

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Cleaning cage

Hi my name is chasity am getting a bird and I wanted to know.what cleaning tool could I clean with for my bird cage?

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Budgie cage

What is the minimum cage size for a single budgie which is out of the cage for one or two hours a day. Is 19×14×22(lenght×depth×height) inches too big for a single budgie which can fly out of the cage for 1 or 2 hours a day.

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Lovebirds

Can you put multiple breeder pairs in one cage? Can you have more than one female in with a male? Or do they only pair with one female only? Ty

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Canary sleeping

Hello I have a female canary in a cage alone, no partner’ a few months of age My question She keeps sleeping in her food bowl Also sometimes when she is just sitting there She breathes heavily, feathers fluffed up but her beak is closed Only in night time, during the day she is fine […]

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Okay to leave parakeets in cage while we are on vacation?

Hi, We have two parakeets who stay outside their cage the whole day and only go into the cage to sleep at night. We have a playground for them and they typically play in that area the whole day. We will gone for vacation for 3 weeks and will have a pet sitter who will […]

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Covering cockatiel cage at night

I have 3 cockatiels that were neglected and abused by their previous owner. They were left covered for days, possibly weeks at a time. I am afraid to cover them in case it traumatizes them. Should i?

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Acrylic cage or not?

I was thinking of purchasing an acrylic cage. My African Gray is currently in a huge 22 x 24x 62 height play pen cage. But now I am moving into a condominium apartment . I wanted to know if an acrylic cage would be neater for me to clean up? And muffle some of her […]

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Minimum travel cage size

Hi! I am traveling in August, and I am searching for a travel cage for my Cockatiel. A friend will be keeping her for 15 days. Her normal cage is huge, so I can not use it as she will be at my friend’s home. Because of this, I need to purchase a new cage. […]

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Love birds

Can more than one male stay in the same cage?

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African Grey

I had called your office and talked to a representative about my African grey that I have been baby sitting. she was very informative. she mentioned I might try a reactangular perch my husband could make but she was not sure about the kind of wood that would be safe for the bird. Also recommended […]

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Same room?

Can a lovebird, African grey and Blue and gold macaw be in the same room in separate cages?

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Peach faces

Can I put peach faces on with budgies cocateels ring necks &finches?

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zebra finche

I live in Denmark and I’d like to know if finches can be placed in a closed balcony throughout the year. Our winters can be quite cold :((

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Same room

Can canaries and doves live in the same room together? Of course they will be in different cages, but they can still see and hear the other.

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Chewing baseboards and quarter rounds

I have a 20 yr old nanday. He’s been allowed to chew baseboard (yellow birch), as it kept him from chewing me during mating months. I’ve moved into a new house new baseboards and he’s chosen them over the yellow birch these are pine. Can I use bitter lemon or something used for puppies to […]

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Diet and Nutrition

I have budgies . Their main diet is the Lafeber Classic Nutri Berries parakeet food. I can’t seem to get them to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. In the last 5 years, I have spent a tremendous amount of money at the avian vet. Constant issues with one of the birds getting yeast, and others […]

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Cockatoo

Hello! I absolutely love cockatoos and am getting one soon. What breed would be best, which is the most friendly. Do Umbrella Cockatoos make good pets? 🙂

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Is my bird cage safe for morebirds?

Recently my two parakeets died randomly, at the same time,and they were on a good diet and had clean water. They just literally dropped dead I am assuming illness caused this tragedy but i was wondering if as with all the toys they used do i have too throw away the cage?

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Sun Conure

Hi, I have a sun conure that lives inside, she has free run of the house. A few days ago she lay a egg & now she just sit in her box with it beside her. Should I take the egg away from her. Kind Regards Lester

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sharing a cage

we recently acquired(today) four young Zebra Finches but do not have a cage yet for them (they are in a traveling box) until we get their forever home, we were wondering if it would be ok to put them in with our Parakeets, we have two young Parakeets in a very large cage. Would they […]

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Friends?

I’ve heard that you shouldn’t have two different birds in the same house, but I’ve also heard that cockatiels and conures can get along, is this true?

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lovebirds

Hi guys we have a pair of beautiful tame lovebirds, free at home during the day, in their cage overnight. They have many toys which we interchange and keep introducing new textures to keep them entertained. However, they are biting so many items of furniture and home fittings. Any advice please on how to keep […]

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What Birds For This Schedule?

Hi! I was looking into some species of bird that I could possibly get within the next few years. I am currently a sophomore at a high school which means that I am away from the house for at least six to seven hours and even more if I have an after-school activity. I am […]

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New Bed

Hello I have 2 love birds, a dutch faced and a peach faced that are about to be 10 months old. I recently got them a new bed. The only difference is the color of the bed. It is the soft one that is enclosed and has one entry point that u can get from […]

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Perch diameter sizes for a Cockatiel

Hi, I find conflicting reports on the internet about the minimum and maximum sizes (diameters) for perches for Cockatiels. I know every birds’ feet is unique in size (just like people’s)and on your website it shows pictures of what is too big or too small and just right, but could you give me some approximate […]

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What do I get

Hello, Ive always had a rule that smaller birds get bigger cages: small birds get medium cages, medium birds get large, etc. But larger birds need larger places, and I want to give my Hyacnth macaw, which Im in the prosses of buying! I already know what room Im going t put it in, but […]

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eating problems

I have a pair of lovebirds who have tolerated each other for years now. It seems that the 1 bird won’t allow the other to eat unless I intervene and keep them separated. The 1 bird not allowed to eat seems much older. What could be causing this?

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A new member to the family

Hello, I have two cockatiels one is a pearl named Volka and another is lutino named Pikachu. Both females (I’ve checked) are very nice and Volka is the friendlier and more social one of the two. My problem is that around 3 months ago I adopted a white-bellied caique that is named Lucky. Long story […]

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My Senegal is suddenly avoiding her cage ?

Hello , I have recently gotten a Senegal parrot, and she seems to be doing very well with being in a new home. However, a couple of days ago, shes started to avoid her cage and fly away when I try to put her in for bedtime (around 8pm). She used to be very okay […]

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African Grey biting

I recently got an African Grey. He is 4 years old and now rehomed to me. We love him! However, if we try to get him to step up onto our hand when he is in or on top of his cage, he bites and won’t come to us. If he is on the floor, […]

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Love bird reaction when I make eye contact

Hello, Someone in your office suggested Brenda or Kathi for this question… I buy your lovebird products regularly. I have a bird question. My lovebird will fly to the bottom of the cage whenever she sees me or I make eye contact. It makes me think she is afraid of me but to my knowledge […]

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Egg Laying

I am in Adelaide Australia. I have a wonderful Sulpha Creasted Cockatoo who I adore. Hand raised. Female.12yrs of age. We are strongly bonded -I raised her from an egg. She is now making constant mating signs in All seasons & has started laying an egg near me 2-3 times a month. She does not […]

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Cockatiel sitting on food dish

Hi, my (almost 19 year old) cockatiel has been sitting on his food dish when I put him to bed at night. I thought maybe that it was a phase that would pass, but he’s doing it consistently for almost 2.5 weeks. Is he doing this because he’s old and his feet hurt to perch […]

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Conure Pairing

We want to get a second conure to house with our 2 yr old Black-capped male conure. Is the pairing most likely to work out if we pair a male or a female with our male ? Is it best to try to find one about the same age? Thank you!

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Let out of cage?

Is it OK to let my new budgie out of its cage before he has been tamed?

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2 birds

What is your thought on keeping 2 Rosellas together as pets in a cage not a breeding pair. Will this work

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Sitting on my head

I have two beautiful love birds, a male peach faced lovebird and a female dutch faced lovebird. They are now 8 months old very soon to turn 9 months old, and have just started sitting on my head. They were previously clipped but their wings have grown back and now fly freely around the home […]

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My New Parrot Has Lost Her Love of Her Life…

Hello! I have recently taken a parrot out of an EXTREMELY neglectful environment. she used to have a friend that she loved more than anything with her.  I felt that was at least a little more acceptable that they were never taken out of their cage or played with or anything bcuz at least they […]

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Size of cage

For a single parakeet or budgie, what size cage do you recommend? Thanks

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Are Cockatiels Good Starter Birds?

Are cockatiels good birds for beginners that don’t have any bird experience? I’m interested in a bird that isn’t too small and I can build a trusted relationship with, and the cockatiel seemed just right…

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HELP! My baby is biting!

Hello! So I actually just got my first Quaker parrot a little over a month ago. And we have bonded very quickly! He’s not entirely comfortable with being pet yet, but he’s very loving and chatty and whenever I leave the room he’ll call out for me to make sure I’m okay…

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Rehomed Gray

I rehomed a 4 yr old female Gray She came in a 23x23x34 cage with 1/2 in perch I tried to replace them with 1 in. perch she wanted nothing to do with it hung on the back of the cage until I removed it…

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Green, Blue, Yellow Parakeets

My three daughters are asking for a parakeet each. They each want a different color parakeet. I have purchased a large cage for small birds. ..

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