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Breeding birds

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Biting

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. […]

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PIGEON VITAL SIGNS

What are normal vital signs and body chemistry (basic metabolic panel) for a racing pigeon ( I am a retired ER nurse who has just started racing pigeons)?

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Stopped talking

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 […]

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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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Finch sounds

My little zebra finch cries every time I leave the room. I tell her that I will be back but she still cries. What can I do?

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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 […]

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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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How to re-bond my parrots?

I have two green cheek conure, Turk (we think its a male)who’s been with me for about 2 years, and Tako(we think male as well) who’s been with me for about 2 months. Both of them got along great, preeening, feeding each other,  etc. On Sunday a friend who has minded Turk before asked me […]

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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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Lonely cockatiel?

I have a 3 year old semi-tame cockatiel, he is comfortable with me handfeeding him and likes me being in the room as he sings when I sit near him but is quiet when I’m not in the same room. He doesn’t like me handling him through, I bought him from a breeder when he […]

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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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Testimonial

You are extremely helpful no questions at this time just saying thanks for all your Info i love it I have a Panama yellow nape and you have helped me extremely !

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Abused Lori abandoned

We inherited a banded Lori that must have been abused as a young bird. He has two half torn off talons on one claw. We checked with County Animal control and they ran his band in their computer no owner listed also put pix on Facebook. He is very aggressive and won’t let yo pick […]

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Linnies

We have a linnie and a budgie in a very large cage. When i approach the cage the linnie comes to me. If i put my hand up near him he tries to bite,same if i put my face close to the cage. He will pull on my hair and peck at my scalp. I […]

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Dead mate

I have a lovebird named skittles and he has lost his mate starburst, what can I do to help him get over his lost?

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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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Eye problems

I have 2 goldians finches and one of them has fluffed up and is not opening his eyes hardly at all. He is still eating however. What could be the problem. He also shakes his head a lot almost spastically . He never acted like this before

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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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Diamond Doves- Eggs w/o shell

I have two diamond Doves one has started laying eggs with a clear soft shell, she seems to be in pain when this happens, Can you help?

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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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Best diet for sick canary

I adopted two canaries last December. Had checkup, seemed ok. In June one died suddenly. Necropsy and pathology reports revealed bleeding ulcers in pre-stomach and stomach. Severe vitamin a deficiency. Secondary infection. His mate has blood in her poop, and also kidney problem. She is taking medication that serves as a “band aid,” and antibiotic […]

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How to take care?

IS it necessary to turn off ceiling fans when there is a bird flying around ?

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Claw maintenance

Good afternoon, My best mate is an Eclectus Parrot named Rocky….. well his whole name is Sir MisterRocksteady. My question is about Claw maintenance, he is 4 years old (in 2 months) now and im finding right foot, forward close to body claw is curling…. its seems to be curling tight, i would say the […]

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Vitamin E Supplement

I have an older female budgie with fatty lipomas. Vitamin E and biotin (with a low-fat diet) is suggested by birdvet.com.au. Is it safe to put the oil from Vitamin E capsules in her food or water? [The vet can’t diagnose her further without $400 x-rays.]

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Turkey Tail Mushroom

Is turkey tail mushroom immune supplements safe for budgies? I have an older budgie that possibly has kidney/liver disease and fatty lipomas. The vet suggested moving her to a diet of nutri berries. What else can I give her to ease her discomfort and speed recovery?

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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

Nutriberries for sick birds

At one time you offered a product for sick birds called (I think) Nutri-An, available through the avian vet. Do you still offer that product. I searched the site for it and nothing came up. Thanks.

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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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Cockatiel Molting year round

I have a cockatiel I raised by hand that is getting fairly old. She seems to molt year round and has for many years. That can’t be too good for her. Why is she doing this and is there a way to help her not have to molt.

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Found Baby Wild Bird

What do mamma birds do when a baby bird prematurely jumps from the nest and crashes? I’ve been scouring the web and can’t find the answer. Do they try to help? If so, for how long? I’ve found info on mourning, but don’t see any details about for how long. Any resources you can find […]

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parakeet wings

i dont know who did it but my birds missing 3 tips on her right wing. her behavor is funny. can she die from it and what can i do to help?

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Size of cage

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

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Whats my Parakeet’s sex?

I was reading that parakeets cere confirm the sex of the parakeet.I have a parakeet with a purple cere. Problem is the parakeet does everything a female does.i dont know if its a female or male.

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Window air conditioner

I have a small room with a window air conditioner. My cage is right next to the window and I do keep the air away from him. My concern is that the window air conditioner makes noise while is on. Is it ok to keep it on at nights or should I keep it off […]

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shredding paper

hi there. We use newspaper on the bottom of our cage for our sun conure.He constantly shreds it even outside the breeding period.He has wooden toys all the time in his cage.Is there something he is lacking or is he just a meathead?

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Licorice root

Can I offer licorice root as a treat for my African Grey to munch on or tear apart ?

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flying away when my hand goes close to them

hi this is a question regarding taming. I handfed my birds since day zero, they are 3 months old now, whenever i go close to the cage both the birds used to come for petting, they were fine till yesterday i dont know what happened to them today they were not coming to me and […]

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Long vacation for First Time

I’ve had my parakeet for over a year now and he’s grown super attached to me. Last summer I left my keet at home with a trusted family member for a 3 day vacation. When I came back he had multiple pin feathers on his head and he’d plucked feathers from his legs and under […]

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Military Macaw

I have. Military macaw. He is my soul mate. When a female comes over he is smitten. He will get off his cage and attack me. Soon as the female ( human) leaves he is sweet and loving to me. ????? Any idea why?

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Safe food

I have a goffin cockatoo and she is currently on Roudybush renal care pellet formula for many years. Her kidney levels are fine. The vet recommends that I put her on a supplement for Omega 3 & 6 for her health. I asked if I can include another pelleted formula to help with the benefits […]

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Found Bird

Hi! Is it possible for an escaped budgie to fly 120 miles and find us in pristine condition? Just found someones budgie, and someone is claiming it as theirs, would like to get to the bottom of it.

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should I get my cockatiel a friend?

I got a pearl cockatiel from a neglectful situation 3 months ago. she is 12 years old and has never had another cockatiel in the house as her. I know I should keep at least 2 cockatiels together, but is it too late to try to find her a friend? she seems interested in my […]

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My new Blue and Gold Macaw

Hi!  I just bought a 6 year old Macaw. The lady at the store said she had raised him from a baby, then sold him to a couple and one of them developed an allergy to him so they sold him back to the original owner.  I visited the bird multiple times to ensure that we would be a good fit and now that I have him home, he won’t let me take him out of his cage. He has bitten me twice, but has not broken the skin…

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Female and male ringneck parrots

Hi there im abit worried about my parrots because they both behaving weirdly.  I have a blue irn and green the blue 1 is a male cuz he has the ring but the green 1 i brought when she/he was 3months old i was told it was a male but seeing the behaviour between them shows me its actually a female and i was wondering if i could sell the female and keep the male as they only known eachother for like 2 weeks…

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Cockatoo nesting behavior

My cockatoo is over 40 years old, He was very attached to me ,but I gave him a plastic white top to a can , it’s about the same size as a hairspray can top. I thought he would enjoy playing with the top. My bird sits on the top 24/7 he will not leave it for more than 10 minutes. Is this normal? Is it okay for me to allow him to sit on this can top? It’s as if he thinks it is his egg?

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About Talking

I have few tame n talking parrots like, correla cockatoo and indian ringneck along with African Grey. my African grey is learning and trying to speak…

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Green cheek conure feeding and training

I recently purchased a 2 year old green cheeked Conure from a parrot rescue place. He does not like being touched, but once I have him in my hands he’s ok, but would fly off once I’d release my grip. He isn’t interested in biting, has never tried to. He’s a very fussy eater…

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Freezing lafeber product

Concerning pellets and other fortified food, I’m always afraid that, once the package is opened, the food (especially the oil in the food) is going to be oxidated and deteriorate rather quickly…

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Can I keep my parakeet in his cage without letting him out for a week?

Hello! I’ve got a 1+ year old male albino parakeet. His name is Yuki. He’s very energetic, playful, and loving. He loves to be out of his cage all the time and he flys all around the house. Anyway, we’re going on vacation next week and we’ll be gone exactly for a week. We’re leaving Yuki with a friend…

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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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Doesn’t sit on a eggs

I have purchase a pair of cocktail bwith eggs 2 day before, so they don’t sit on egss i dont know what is the problem..and how we overcome this problem..plz help me…

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Water

My parakeet is ill, and I believe has the common fatty liver disease from an all seed diet. I lost one quickly in March, I think from the same thing, very little symptoms that I noticed, gone within 8 hours…

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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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Beak Too Long

Our Yellow-naped Amazon, Ian, is in need of a beak trim. Our Avian vet diagnosed him with liver disease and obesity. He would not trim his beak..

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