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Cockatiel friend

I have a 18 month old male cockatiel, I am thinking of getting him a play mate, would this be ok?

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Cockatiel

I have 2 cockatiel I was told I have a male and female. They have not been mating but one of them sits in the nest box all the time my question is why do they do that

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New cockatiel

Hi I got a cocktail a month ago from pet shop not hand reared, it didn’t take long for him to settle but how long on average does it take before he will sit on my finger. Also my partner is currently recovering from an opp so has been with him every day all day […]

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New Bird Owner

I’m a new bird owner of a what I believe to be a male cocktail. I acquired the bird from a lady that didn’t know much about the bird herself she said they kept him covered all the time because he just screamed constely. I felt bad for him and brought him home the first […]

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Cage mates and breeding parakeets.

I have a large cage with two pairs of parakeets. One pair has bonded and are now breeding. They have not laid yet. I’m wondering if I should remove the other pair and leave the mating pair alone. There has been a few minor scuffles at times but at other times they all seem fine […]

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Eggs and actions

Laverne and Shirley are my 2 blue parakeets , Thought they were females , I got them pretty young Shirley’s nose is white and Laverne gray . Well every time I come in the room Laverne is mounted on Shirley. There are now 6-7 eggs in the cloth cage . I finally separated them , […]

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Lovebirds not laying eggs

My lovebirds mated for the first time 10 days ago and then mated for two more days after that. The female started nesting. During this time I often moved their cage not knowing it would discourage egg laying. It is the tenth day today and it still did not lay eggs but comes to bite […]

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Sitting in food disb

My cockiteal is 4 or 5 yrs old and he sits in his food dish I thought maybe he is nesting I thought it’s cute but he is doing it more and more should I be concerned

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Sex of birds

I bought 2 what were supposed to be 2 females , Laverne n Shirley , I sent a picture to a friend who told me they were actually Tom n Jerry . Well Laverne hopped on Shirley and there is an egg in they’re nest . Shirley has a white nose piece and Laverne is […]

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Young African Grey won’t step up

We have an 18 month old African Grey hen (she lives with our 4 year old male). When she came to us she would step up when she wanted to, ie if she ended up on the floor. Now she is able to climb and fly she will not step up at all, she either […]

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Cockatiel acting different

Hi! My cockatiel is probably 15 yrs old. I’m not 100% sure his age as i got him from a girl going off to college and she could no longer care for him. He is a feather picker since he was a baby. I guess my tiel was picked on, and since that day he’s […]

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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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Regarding my Zebra Finch

Dear friend Please help me with my Zebra Finch. I am in India and had bought a pair of Zebra finch of around 2 months old. The finch started laying eggs in next two months but on cage’s floor not in the wooden nest attached to their cage. Due to this eggs broke and didn’t […]

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Bonding

What can i do to stop my male indian ringneck from thinking im his partner? he’s driving me crazy and wont let me out of his sight.

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Quaker male vs female

When looking for a pet quaker what are your recommendations as far as which sex is better. And are female as likely to talk as males?

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Dove eating food

Hi I have a little rescue dove that we have since he was a featherless baby. He is know 3 years old. For the nutrition, it has always been really complicated… We gave him the Hagen Handfeeding formula when he was a baby and transfer him on a finch seeds formula as he gets older. […]

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cockatoo eggs

I have a 29 year old Sulphur Crested Cockatoo and in the last week she has laid 2 fairly large eggs. Before these it was a year ago that she laid one and before that it was about 12 years ago when she laid her first one. These last 2 were much bigger that the […]

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bird care

Hi I am looking for. Bird care info

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What pelleted food

Hello, I have a Green Cheek Conure and a Senegal Parrot and I want to know what pelleted food they should be eating. I prefer to only have to buy one type if that is acceptable.

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