Is my bird eating enough?
I am currently using your new pellet berries for my young (4 month old) cockatiel. He has refused any pellets, but loves the regular nutiberries and avicakes. At first I was thrilled to see how enthusiastically he ate the pelletberries, and had to refill his bowl twice a day. He seemed to be eating 10/15 […]
Male cockatiel sometimes panics in the cage while female is inside nesting box incubating eggs
Hello. I have a pair of cockatiels of which female is hand tamed..pair bonded so we never interacted with her afterwards and now since last 3 days they were going to the box ..i checked and they have an egg. They are incubating but i am worried about their two behaviours. 1. I sometimes hear […]
feeding canaries mixed diets
I am a retired canary breeder of 50 years. I have kept one little bird as a pet to enjoy. Over the years that I raised these birds, I was instructed by more experienced breeders that the basic diet for canaries is always 60% canary seed, mixed with 40% sweet rape seed. Other seeds may […]
Regurgitating or vomiting
My 2 month old pineapple greencheek has been trying to regirgitate (or vomit) For the past week now. Ive only seen him actually regurgitate once. He was in his cage and he started climbing the bars once he was hanging sideways he puked Now the freaking out in his cage is normal for him i […]
Idk what to do….
I had a new baby parakeet named Ari 2nd (yea long story short Ari 1 had died a couple of weeks ago :,(…) and I’ve had him for at least idk.,.2 months… and he won’t ever let me take him out of his cage…. due to my previous research the male parakeet is much more […]
How do I tame my Quaker parrot
Hi. I have a 6 months old Quaker parrot. I got him home for a few days. He was a hand fed bird but he is not hand friendly. He would bite anyone who put their hands in the cage or fly around inside the cage while screaming. He spent his days sitting on his […]
Cleaning fabric and wood floors?
What is safe for cleaning home? I have 2 budgies. Everything I read seems to be conflicting! Can I mix vinegar, water, and an essential oil in a spray bottle to spray and refresh couches? I’d hate to hurt my birds unknowingly. So what is safe for cleaning?
I need help
I have a male budgie who is about 5 years old.. his whole life I have been feeding him seeds. He developed a respiratory problem from what I can tell but I went to the avian veterinarian and did a physical examination and found everything is fine. But he has some tail bobbing, and does […]
picking a parakeet
My daughter was given a parakeet for Christmas. He was purchased at a local petstore, and he died two days later.. Is it better to purchase one from a breeder? And, do they have to be young to get them where you can train them to be docile and tame?
Amazon parrot quit talking
We rescued a baby Amazon a couple years ago. ” Kelly ” has learned to whistle, say hello, and make kissy noises. Kelly would also love chewing her/his wood hanging toy. Now, Kelly is neither talking or playing with her toy. Eats well, drinks water fine, grooms fine. Ideas?
I just got a bird and I have had her for 2 days. I had to move her to another cage and she got mad and squealed. She was ok after a few minutes and I talked to her and she started playing. (Btw she is 3 months old and I got her from a […]
Ring neck dove rescue
First Merry Christmas, I live in Florida and I rescued A young ring neck dove female 9 months ago. I let her free in the wild but she always stay near by the house. Since August she laid 14 eggs. Is it normal? What should I feed her other than her seeds and the grits? […]
Love bird butt dance
Hello i have two love birds a peach faced and a dutch faced. I have suspicions that the dutch faced is a female. At times in the morning time it will make a noise that is unlike typical day noises. Its like a very low and consistent chattering noise (like if you are cold and […]
Hi! I have had a green cheek conure for the past 3 years, and for the past year he has become increasing aggressive towards strangers and even some freinds. This aggression sometimes gets to the point of biting me when I talk to visitors. Is there any way I could curb this behavior?? Thank you,
Hello I bought a sun conure with splayed legs and was told that he is 2 and half , towel trained and very friendly . He is scared of everything , towels , he grips the bars on his cage. He didn’t come out of his cage. What can I do to help him .? […]
older bird diet
I have a female African Grey parrot who is 29 years old. She is quite active, talks a lot and generally is a joy to own. I’m wondering about her diet as she grows older. She loves fresh veggies, mostly green and leafy. She seems to have grown tired of the typical seed preparations which […]
Hi.I need your help please. Only yesterday i was given an Indian red Neck. It seems to be young judging still from what i have been reading. Its previous owner died recently and was put up for adoption. I notice he is missing some feathers around his neck and below his head. He seems very […]
I use Lafeber parrot pellets exclusively for my Red headed Amazon. He has had zero intestinal problems for 13yrs. My question is for my Brother in Laws Conure, it seems to projectile poo two feet away from his cage. They give him a parrot mix of sunflower and nonsense. Which products can I get to […]
Hello, i have 1 pair of cocktail. I have a huge problem and i can’t get my answer anywhere. So, i have a tame male cocktail and wild female. Male have very friendly nature. And doesn’t bite no matter what situation is. But when i attached a nestbox the case is different. He became so […]
African Grey friend?
I have a rehomed African Grey female (Timnae) and wondered how she would take to another African Grey (Congelese) in a seperate cage yet in the same room. Would this be traumatic or would this become a friend.
Cockatiel with 3 toes
I bought two cockatiel parrots male and female. They har hand tammed and their age is approx 3.5 to 4 months. I have noticed that the male has only 3 toes and female has 4 . Is there any problem for male as I search that cockatiel has 4 toes. Plz help…
Hi, i just barely got a cockatil, my first bird ever, and its been about 2 days, ive reached in the cage a few times to add new things amd what not but im trying to get her to perch on my hand and get her out of the cage, shes still super aggressive amd […]
African Grey chick
I am Muhammad Faizan Zafar from Pakistan, I just visiting your website(LafeberVet). This is very informative for me, I need this type of information for my grey parrot chick. I wana know about my grey chick, I give nick name as (Smokey). I m curious about health, weight and temprature of room. I dont have […]
I live in sc the upper part,where I dont have heat due to the moderate weather.can most of these pet birds handle and indoor temp that might average 40-45%at night.or even down to a rare32%. I would have them in a room of say 10×10′.
nutriberries vs. avicakes for Quaker
We have always given our 20-year-old Quaker ten nutriberries of various flavors and four avicakes, along with 3 or 4 sunflower seeds each morning and three avicakes and some cooked spaghetti noodles each evening. She gobbles up the avicakes, the sunflower seeds (of course) and the spaghetti, but picks apart the nutrierries (and doesn’t seem […]
My male talked a lot and in small sentences. Long story short we became seperated for a few years. Now i have them back ( today) i keep talking to them but no responce. Could they have forgotten how to talk ? Did they forget me?
Cockatoo being afraid
Hello Sorry for bothering Pls answer my question I have a 3 year old male umbrella cockatoo for about2 years He is very close to me And always he is with me I take him shower with me,take him out for a walk He is so nice But 3days ago suddenly he afraid of my […]
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 […]
My budgie gave her first egg on November 6th ,then gave other eggs alternately. Now she has a total of 7 eggs. But she started incubating her eggs when she gave her 4th egg that is from November 16th. Today is 4th December and she keeps incubating them but not even a single egg has […]
Hi there My cockatiel is 4 months old, and is looking like she is going through a molt. However, she has not lost any flight feathers, only losing body and crest feathers. Isn’t 4 months too young to be going through the first molt? I’m finding around 20 body feathers per day at the moment. […]
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?
my cockatiel is 2.5 years old and for a while he is feather picking. he is plucking his chest and back feather in front of me. He’s doing it way too often. I cant stop him or distract him he doesnt care about his toys anymore and he is too aggresive to me even though […]
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
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 […]
My bird sitter kept my two green cheek conures for two time periods this summer, both about 10 days. They have always liked her. At the end of the second vacation (the day they were to be returned she called and told me that one of them was dead. They had been together their whole […]
Gelatin Source in Nutri-Berries?
Hello, I try to be cautious of the ingredients and foods I feed my budgies so I like the variety of pellet, seeds, grains, and dried fruits that goes into nutri-berries butI was wondering what is the source of gelatin used in Lafeber’s nutri-berries? Thanks!
My cockatiel is sitting in the food bowl
Hi, my cockatiel is a male one year old and a happy one. But for the last 5 days he is sitting in his food bowl and making skreechy sounds. I would like to know the reason behind this kind of behavior
What size pellets for my parakeet who has no beak?
Hi I have a 3 year old female parakeet named Tater Tot who unfortunately got her beak bit almost completely off by a love bird when one of my employees accidentally pushed her cage right up against a very aggressive/territorial female lovebirds cage… Any way its been over 6 months now and much to my […]
Getting a cockatiel
Hi. I was wondering what your opinion on small-sized parrots for a first-time owner would be. And if there are any red or pink ones I could look into. Are all cockatiels the same colors? Are they talkers? Is it better to own a female or a male, and what are the mating behaviors I […]
CAG Plucking, Peanuts
My CAG feather plucks like mad when she eats peanuts. She’s a senior. As far as I can tell you only make one kind of pellet berry without peanuts which I buy. Please make another variety without peanuts. Or is my African Grey the only one with a peanut allergy?
Good evening. I am new to breeding with conures and want to ask you if you can give me some advice. Their cage is set outside and is 2.5m long,1.3m wide and 2m high. How many breeding pair conures can i put in the cage? I also want to know if you can breed budgies […]
How to check the age of pacific parrotlet ?
Hi. I’ve got a question about pacific parrotlets. We bought one this summer and in the store they told us that he is five months old. But he is not active at all, doesn’t want to play, doesn’t eat vegetables but he looks healthy. Is it possible to check his age? I’m suspicious he is […]
Which breed is right for me?
I have never owned a bird. I’ve never fully been interested in getting one, but lately they (and snakes) are on my mind a lot. I’ve been watching adorable bird videos on YouTube and I’ve been researching a few breeds. I was wondering if you could tell me what would be the ideal beginner bird […]
We have a Sun Canure, he is about 2 years old. For about a week now he has gotten aggressive towards me. I am the person who takes care of him. He has bitten me. He is eating and drinking with no problem. Please advise me what is happening and how long will this last. […]
Our pineapple conure we adopted 2 months ago . He is 5 yrs old. Has only talked once. He eats well and seems fine. He plays with his toys but he flys around the cage when I try to take him out. When he finally comes out he is ok with me . We know […]
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 […]
My parrot red head likes to scratch my skin really hard to the point of bleeding
Hi i do have a parrot a little one red headed. i rescued him ( pepe) a little over a year ago. he was in really bad conditions so for his own good i did trim his wings. since then after being in a cage for i dont know how many years he jumped on […]
bird for apartment
Hi. My moluccan cockatoo died recently after 35 years. I’m moving to an apt. and would like to get another bird. I’m used to cockatoos and want a bird that isn’t too noisy but loves to cuddle. Do you have any suggestions? I was thinking of one of the smaller cockatoos like a Goffin’s or […]
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 […]