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Forum: Breeding/Raising Parrots Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By itzjbean
Re: potentially pregnant lovebird

Agree to disagree!

I have seen and replied to hundreds of posts over the years of novice breeders who run into it thinking its a piece of cake, and when hey ask basic, simple questions they...
Forum: Breeding/Raising Parrots Yesterday, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By itzjbean
Re: potentially pregnant lovebird

You should have done more research before attempting breeding! It's very alarming that you are referring to them as being 'pregnant'. Birds can't be pregnant, they can lay eggs, and that's it.
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Forum: Eclectus 02-09-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Screaming unmanageable, toys are scarce and uninteresting; help!!

What about a huge change in routine, as in, keeping him from getting bored, like getting a large play gym with tons of fun toys and stuff to do? Just a thought, sorry I couldn't help more. Can he...
Forum: Cockatoos 12-10-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,922
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Found young galah. What should I feed?

Oh wow, just when you think the story is over, nope -- just a new chapter! There's a special place in this universe dedicated to people like you who take in these animals who need our help maybe not...
Forum: Cockatiels 12-08-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Changes after moving to new house

Thanks for all the great suggestions!!

I forgot to mention we do have one partial section of the carpet covered with the plastic office desk mat that goes on floors so chairs can roll on them....
Forum: Cockatiels 12-07-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By itzjbean
Changes after moving to new house

We went from living in a cramped duplex with the birds right in the middle of the living room where all the action was to a super nice 2 story house in July and now the birds are in their own bedroom...
Forum: Cockatiels 12-01-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Cockatiel getting more and more angry every day..

Your baby bird is reaching sexual maturity and is experiencing puberty!! It's all hormones and is not personal!!

It happens to ALL parrots, and some parrots bite fingers off when they don't want...
Forum: Cockatoos 12-01-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,922
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Found young galah. What should I feed?

Just saw this thread and had to pop in and say yayyyyyyy!!!!!

I always believe things happen for a reason, and I like to believe your prior experience with Sunny helped immensely in this lost...
Forum: Conures 12-01-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By itzjbean
Re: I'm such a sucker!

Aww, what a cute story! We would love to see pictures of your GCC!

When raised and socialized properly, a lot of parrots can make the greatest of pets and will show you love, too!

It's when...
Forum: General Parrot Information 11-27-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,012
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Urgent! Electric heater killed my bird!

I am so so so sorry!

Where I used to live I used to have to use space heater also, but would never leave them unattended and on while I was away. Just asking for the house to be burnt down.
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Forum: Amazons 11-23-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Can Parrots be bred like dogs-breeding traits and eliminating others

A lot of great info so far. I also want to mention -- a lot of parrots who are raised with humans, hand fed by humans, have great personalities, end up making horrible breeders. They don't know what...
Forum: Cockatiels 11-23-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Worried for my new cockatiel

Hi there and welcome to the wonderful world of parrot ownership!!

I have 4 cockatiels that I breed and there are lots of members here with tons of experience and owners of cockatiels alike!
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Forum: Poicephalus 11-20-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Red-belly scared to go into sleeping cage

Does he do anything else in the room he sleeps in besides sleep, like play? Eat? My suggestion is desensitization and a lot of it! Get him used to being in the room not just to sleep, but to play and...
Forum: Cockatiels 11-17-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By itzjbean
Re: male or female? (3 months old cockatiel)

Sounds like a male to me with the whistling ! Females can be noisy but it's mostly the males who sing, can learn to talk/whistle certain songs and my 2 females don't do much whistling or singing....
Forum: Eclectus 11-17-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,001
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Male or female eclectus? Eclectus just in general?

Eclectus can be magnificent birds....but also incredibly aggressive when they hit puberty.

I've heard of very docile males being sweet as can be as babies but turning into terrors as they mature!...
Forum: Cockatiels 11-17-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Bird not engaged in training

Sounds like you are doing a good job with training so far, however, I don't see anything about your bond with this bird. What is his personality? Have you gotten to know him, and play with him...
Forum: Off Topic 11-13-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 75,739
Posted By itzjbean
Re: COVID-19 Virus

Itzjbean I'm so glad you recovered, and only had a mild case! Is your smell and taste bsck to normal?

Caaes are thtu the roof in Florida to, daily 5,000 to 6000 new cases...[/QUOTE]

Taste and...
Forum: Off Topic 11-13-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,462
Views: 75,739
Posted By itzjbean
Re: COVID-19 Virus

Where I live, Iowa, cases are getting worse and worse daily! This second wave is horrible! I just got back to work after spending 2 weeks off work at home after testing positive. For reference I am...
Forum: Macaws 10-29-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Macaw or Red tailed black cocky?

Welcome!

umm..neither...is easy...at all...BUT NOT A COCKATOO.. my goodness....have you had a parrot before? Cockatoos are literally the most challenging parrot--- and the large ones are re-homed...
Forum: Cockatiels 10-27-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 402
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Is my cockatiel upset?

The thing to remember about birds is, they can make the decision to not want something, just like you can! They are capable of not being in the mood for something, like a bath, and as owners we must...
Forum: Caiques 10-26-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Please Help!

How much did you clip off his beak? Is there a visible straight line across to where the beak end should be?

They don't normally need beak trims, though some birds do -- they are usually done with...
Forum: NonFeathered Pets 10-26-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Budgies and kitten

Hi there, cat and bird lover here!

I currently have a kitten (16 weeks!) as well as a 9 year old ragdoll cat and 4 cockatiels (and a dog). Kitten and cat have free roam of our house, birds stay...
Forum: Free Flight 10-26-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,115
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Two years successful daily free flight with my two males Lovebirds Grom and Saren

This thread is from almost 2 years ago, you probably won't get a response from the OP but there is tons of great information out there regarding free flight.
Forum: Budgies/Parakeets 10-23-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By itzjbean
Re: Splay legged baby

What a cuite! Could an avian vet help determine if there is anything to be done for its legs? I wouldn't give up without the recommendation of a professional.

It will be a challenge to keep him,...
Forum: Breeding/Raising Parrots 10-14-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By itzjbean
Re: 5 week old cockatielís buldging stomach

Ok thanks for explaining and posting more pictures. It does look a little strange, I know they always have big plump rumps but this is a weird location to have a budge as it looks like its right...
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