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African Grey Egg Laying

My African Grey just laid an egg. I have read to just leave things alone for 3 weeks. I am currently enrolled in the Karen Pryor Academy. Working with my Grey is part of the school’s program. Is it possible to still work with my Grey doing tricks and fun behaviors or is it better […]

Pair love birds not laying eggs

Hi , i have a pair of lovebirds and they have been in the same cage for more then 3 months . After a while i introduced a nesting box and after they explored it i started to introduce nesting material . They built a nest and mostly they stay inside the box , but […]

Female laid one egg and mate again

Female laid one egg and mate again 5 days before and both parents started sitting on egg but today I have note both mated ? Is it common ? Or previous egg is not in good shape? It’s just laid only one.

Eclectus Poop

My eclectus parrots poop has blood. Should i be worried? What is it exactly?

Canary and finch

Hello, i went to a pet shop 2 days ago and asked for a pair of birds that can get along together at the same cage, they gave me a male canary and a female finch and i got a big cage with enough space for both of them as they told me, the question […]

Sun conure female started laying eggs

Hi! I have a male & female sun conures. They are both around 3 years old. They have bonded really well together & are never apart. For over 12 months they have been constantly mating, but I didn’t think this was a problem because I had never given them a breeding box. They also never […]

How Do I Get My Lorikeet to Like Me Again?

I recently bought my lorikeet from I store I work at. We had all raised this bird from when it was first brought in only a few days old. Me and my other coworkers helped feed him and hand tame him. Him and I got along great, so when it was time to sell him […]

tips to cage a free roaming bird

Dear Lafeber team, I have lovebirds that have been safely free roaming in my home their entire lives. Due to the fact that they are fighting a lot, it was recommended I keep them apart. I would love to keep them caged most of the day and allow them outside for a few hours a […]

Ask the Vet November 18 – Lineolated parakeet

In a male 7 yr old Lineolated Parakeet, CBC showed the plasma color being slightly icteric, all other things in the CBC were within normal limits, would you be concerned about liver issues and do further testing? This particular bird had a bad stress reaction to having the blood taken, he was very lethargic and […]

Ask the Vet November 18 – Pionus Health

“My female (DNA-tested) pionus had a short stint in a hospital after biting into a Naproxen liquid capsule. After that, some (<50%) her poops include increased urine, a lot of urates and pretty much not any feces. Her latest CBC and chemistry taken 3 weeks after hospital discharge show a perfect picture of health (only […]

Ask the Vet Nov 18 – Grey missing feathers

Arnie a 7month grey has still not grown back his feathers on his bald patch on his head. You thought they would grow back in six weeks. We thought it was done by a corner in the cage, but not sure now. Do you have any ideas why this 7 month old male grey has […]

My cockatiels scream at my partner when I’m not around!

Hi, I have 2 male cockatiels, Whistle is just over a year old and Jax is about a year old. My partner and I just moved into our own house, but we have been living together for 6 months at my parents house previous to moving here, my birds have always screamed no matter what […]

Cockatiel laying unfertile eggs

My female cockatiel has been laying eggs even thouwe just got a male earlier this year but he just turned 11 months…I don’t have a nesting box but she continues to lay eggs I wait until she loses interest in them then I take them away from her and throw them outside and they disappear […]

help my lovebirds are fighting

My question isn’t very long but I have a lot to say for context as it’s a behavioural question and I’d love your help. I have a sweet old man lovebird (he is about 12 y.o – his name is Boya) and a very energetic 2 year old lovebird (also male – his name is […]

Plucking feathers

My female cockatiel is plucking her partner’s feathers from around a week and today she has plucked her chicks as well and they are bleeding now. Moreover, she is acting annoyed like she is screaming, running to bite other birds and has become super active. What could be the possible reason and how can this […]

Budgie breeding

I have six pair of budgies all in separate breeding cages 2pair are breeding (on their second batch) others haven’t even laid an egg breed lots when I was younger don’t know what’s doing

budgie egg broken urgent

hi my budgie had layed 4 eggs on nov1 to 4 till nov 29 she was sitting on the egg after that she throwed all the eggs one by one and one was broken and had a dead chick we were so worried and we have all 4 eggs in our cage and other 3 […]

Feeding female

My female cockatiel is in the nest on eggs I don’t know. Should I feed her and what?


Please help, my cockatiels have 4 eggs now and I have not checked if they’re fertile or infertile. I want to clean the nest since the hen seem to have brown spots on her chest and tail (witch I think is bird mites) and yes there have been mites in their old cage (that led […]

What food should I wean Lorikeet onto?

I have a rainbow loirikeet that is approx 9 weeks old and is pretty much ready for weaning. He has eaten some solid food, and isn’t unfamiliar to it. I was wondering whether it be better to have his final diet composed of pellets, liquid formula, or a combination of both?

Rescuing a green cheek

Hi! I’m taking in a two year old green cheek conure. He used to be very social and friendly and but then he was not given any attention for aboutt a year and now won’t leave his cage without flying away and bites and and won’t cuddle anymore. I want to rescue him, but I’m […]

Baby Lovebird plucking feathers

Hi, My peach face lovebird is about 5 weeks old and is plucking its feathers. I am noticing smaller pin feathers on the bottom of the enclosure when I wake up, and I am also noticing what I would deem “excessive” preening. It is losing large feathers from its wings. What should I do?

Hormonal female lovebird

My 2 yr old hormonal female lovebird is biting everything, me, my clothes, pillows, her towel. Is there anything I can do to deter this behavior?

Princess parrot not popping eggs out

Our first mating season with charlise she dropped about 8 eggs from her roost.. since then no eggs at all..they mate she goes in box but nothing..

Unarranged Budgie

Hi! Thanks for this question platform. I am constantly worrying about my budgie. He’s a male of age about half-year. I kept him with a female budgie and I hand feed them daily. The problem is that my male budgie have scattered body hairs (Wings). He isn’t interested in arranging them and I noticed that […]

Breed the violet colour in conures

Hi how do you breed/make violet conures. I have a breeding pair of turquoise conures could i breed their babies with a pinapple to make the violet colour for example?


I need to clean a very dirty house (been unable to clean due to health issues). Can you provide me a list of what I can use? I can’t re-locate my budgie to another place and I can’t afford help. It is going to be an uphill battle, but, I have to get it done.

Screeching budgies?

Sometimes when they are in the cage and I`m not in the room, one of my budgies starts screeching and sometimes the other joins in. Why do they do this?

When should I wean baby bird?

I have an approx 8 week old Rainbow Lorikeet that i handraised on formula. He/she is almost fully featherered except the tail and back of neck. He readily accepts syringe feeding and is confused when i offer him any solid food, rather mostly just spitting it/not even taking the food. Is this normal behaviour? also […]

Replacing a cockatiel

10 days ago one of my 2 male cocktails passed away from a freight episode, it was very traumatic, the 2 were blood related, I’ve had them since they were age 0, they are 7 years old, I’m now worried that the remaining bird may be feeling lonely, should I get him another friend? I […]

How do I regain a budgies trust?

I was trying to hand tame my two budgies, with millet in my palm and holding it near them when one slipped past me and out of the cage. He was flying around my room like crazy bumping into walls and the ceiling. I almost caught him once, but he wriggled out of my hands […]

My cockatiel bird Isn’t sitting on the eggs at night

I have an one pair cockatiel. Age around 1 year. they mate and gave 5 eggs sequentially 3 days one after one. But they sitting on the eggs together at day time but they didn’t seat on eggs during night time. What can i do right now?

Dead Hatched Bird

Hello, I have two cockatiels who laid eggs around 22 days ago. Yesterday one hatched, and the mother bird didn’t do anything (feed it, acknowledge it, etc. but assumed it was because the bird had the yolk) and went to sit on it and the other unhatched eggs. This morning, it was dead and smashed […]

Alexandrine Hormonal Behaviour – 3

Hi, I have started taking action since the past 3-4 days. As I’m 13, it’s not easy for me to get a new bowl just cause he’s showing some weird behaviour. So all I’m doing is feed him through the bowl as usual and take it away as soon as he’s done eating. Also, he […]

Egg laying cockatiel

My non stop laying 3 yr. old cockatiel currently gets lupron about every 4 weeks even though she gets hormonal after 3 weeks. Eggs always come before shot. I’ve tried everything to stop her behavior. Any chance she ‘ll stop laying on her own? Lupron is expensive and it’s hard to run to vet in […]

Cocktail bird lay eggs without a mate

Hello, Sorry to be annoying again but I have a question related to cocktail bird . I take care of my friends birds she have two female cocktail. two months ago , one of them make strange movements sit on the bottom of the cage in one corner and raising their tail and make different […]


I have 4 budgie and our biggest one has been occasionally shaking its head and spitting out seeds.. it closes its eyes after and when I call out to it it opens then closes then again. Breathing is normal same as others and they eat throughout the day. It’s been a week with thr budgies […]

Worried about baby cockatiels

Hi! I just bought two baby cockatiels and I love them both very very much and I would never want to return them. I am very nervous now about what to do if they mate. I haven’t had a DNA test, because I feel if the results aren’t two males, I would be devastated. I’m […]

Alexandrine Hormonal Behaviour – 2

Hi, My Alexandrine is doing that same staredown thing but this time with a steel bowl. He’s been doing this for about a month and I have decided to ask you guys about it. The way he does it has started to look like those Indian Ringnecks on YouTube.

Conure suddenly scared of my hands

My conure has been raised by me since he first hatched, (he’s 2 years old now) and he’s suddenly he’s become terrified of my hands. It might be because I am the one who clips his talons, but I’m not sure and even so I still don’t know what to do to help him overcome […]

Cockatiel Mating/Taming

– I have a pair of cockatiels, male and female. I noticed them mating so I created a nesting box for them, but the female seems to prefer the food bowl… they are both extremely skittish and I wonder if they’re just afraid of it? I’ve put millet in there to get them to go […]

Befriending a Bourke

I have two DNA males 3 months old. I disagree with hold it till it stops struggling taming method. What is “the best” to tame a Bourke. They were hand fed and will eat millet from my hand, but not having much luck other-wise.

sun conure egg laying

my bird has laid another clutch randomly, there is no male here but I can’t get her to stop chirping at night time. I wanted to know if I could take her eggs away since they’re not going to be fertilized

Little pooping

My bird is a Conyers about three years old name Zazu and he acts like he’s going to poop but nothings been coming out what do we do?

My Canary male sits on nest of 3 eggs

I wonder why the female isn’t sitting on the 3 eggs , and it’s the male that sits on it at night. Is it cos it’s not time to incubate yet and the male is host protecting the eggs. The male is a great singer. And female yellow canary also sings.

Thank you

I just want to thank you for your advice. I have taken the nesting box away. I think the biggest mistake I made, is to scratch her head a lot, as she loves it. She also holds her beak against my chin when I do that. It is such a habit, but I will limited […]

Female lovebird

I recently learned that what I thought was my male lovebird is a female lovebird when I woke up to an egg in her cage. When I bought my lovebird I was told it was a male. This explains her aggressive behavior lately. She doesn’t have any nesting material in her cage. What can I […]

Diet for my kakariki

Hi! I hope you’re well. I have a few questions regarding providing my bird with the best and most nutritional diet possible. He is 2 and a half years old, and has been on a seed diet most his life with daily fresh fruits and vegetables. Recently, I have tried to convert him to Harrison’s […]

not sure if my love bird are male and female or just 2 males

so i have 2 love birds one is blue and one is green i gave them a breedingbox after that they started mating green would mount him shelf on top of blue and they mated its been 5 days since they have started mating they have mated for 5 days straight but yesterday i saw […]

Male peach face lovebirds behavior

My 2 year old male peach face lovebird loves to shred paper and put it in his tail. I also put a bed in his cage. Recently I have found out this is nesting behavior and I took the paper and bed away. He is a single lovebird. Now he seems to retreat to his […]

Breeding parakeet

I have a pair in a large cage and the female is laying her eggs in the bottom of the cage she has destroyed numerous boxes not sure what to do have purchased numerous styles of nest and boxes just to have her destroy them

Cockatiel and heating perches

Hello, Winter is coming and the temperature in my room may be a little cool for my featured friends. So I wonder if I can buy the electric heating perches for them, keeping the rod itself at a constant temperature of 40℃. But at the same time I’m afraid about the low temperature scalds to […]

Dislocated baby budgie leg

Can any vet help me relocate the leg back into place or would I need to go to a bird vet? It’s a 2 week old baby budgy there is no blood loss but it’s definitely dislocated of broken its leg. The baby is still eating hand feed formula.

Cockatiel Laid Egg

Hello, My pet cockatiel has laid an egg (I have one male, one female cockatiel) and she seems to be biting the egg. They alternate between moving it to the far corner of the nest, sitting on it, and she sometimes looks like she’s biting. Not sure if she’s actually biting it or that’s how […]

Mina birdd

My mina bird is loosing feather around his right eye and sometime this eye close by itself and the other eye is still open

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