behaviour

  1. P

    Update on Bobby

    Hi all, I’ve had Bobby the Congo African grey for about 10 days now so thought I’d update on how he’s doing. All in all, he’s actually been doing wonders. He seems happy to see and interact with me, and every morning he joins me for some breakfast fruit. He’s very gentle about accepting treats...
  2. P

    African Grey First Meet Up - Behavioural Breakdown

    Hi all, Last night I finally went to retrieve the much unloved family parrot, Bobby. He’s now safe with me in a new scary environment, starting off from the basics, but I recorded our initial meet up at collection. Ultimately I can say the situation was extremely tense. Bobby used to like me...
  3. I

    They are pet rocks

    I’ve seen some people refer to eclectus as boring, “display” birds that never move except to eat and poop! Is this true? Do they just sit there? I feel like this is rooted in a lack of appropriate care and attention but I want to hear some other opinions because I really love these birds (I’m...
  4. Pabloalex91

    Dancing or neuro condition? Please help😕

    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum & have recently brought home 3 weeks ago a 5 month old Alexandrine. We’ve been getting along just fine & he is starting target training with a stick & is also eating out of my hand with caution as he is not tame at all so shocked already about this, however he...
  5. P

    Budgie doesn’t trust a family member

    Hi, I need some advice regarding my male (young) budgie, called Phil, because he has stopped eating food from a family member since his budgie friend (Paris) died a few weeks ago. Phil still eats from my hand, but for some reason he has stopped eating from my family member’s hand, so I don’t...
  6. N

    Complete change in my GCC Rio

    Hi, I hope someone is able to help as I am very worried about my little conure Rio. He is a male, about 3 years old. He came to me just over a year ago after living with my farther and his wife since weening. Rio while living with my farther took to his wife and only his wife. He is a very...
  7. P

    Raging Hormones!!

    I don't know if it's because Spring is in the air or Zim is just settling in to our new home and dynamic but his hormonal behaviours have been steadily increasing in intensity. He has chosen my partner as his mate, with all the joys of following him everywhere, regurgitating food on him and...
  8. L

    Force a cockatiel's harnass training?

    Hi, So my cockatiel's quarantine has just finished and she's still getting introduced to my budgies and getting used to everything. I'm planning on eventually getting a harness for her and training her, but I've seen some video's on youtube and I've seen different ways of people handling the...
  9. R

    Rescue indian ring neck wont stop screaming help!

    I adopted a 6 year old male indian ring neck :blue2: named pluto who has had a rough life so far. His first home was a parrot hoarding situation where he was likely also abused, when he was 1 my sister in law bought him and since then he has been in her spare room with a quaker. In those 5 years...
  10. C

    Why does my cockatiel male keep trying to feed(?) a baby that's not his?

    Does the question make sense? I've adopted an adult male cockatiel (Miu), he's very sweet and tame. We've had him for a few years now. Recently my mom brought home a 3 week old cockatiel chick, Miu is very interested and always observes me feeding the baby. Whenever he gets close to the...
  11. C

    How to become the "chosen" one

    Hello! I have just adopted my first African grey he is 4 months old. I was very careful to meet many different birds and meet them with my partner. All of these birds seemed to prefer my boyfriend even though he did not have much to do with them. Finally I found one that was a male and had been...
  12. B

    GCC doesn't like the cage

    Hi everybody, I wrote a thread a while ago regarding my 2 months old baby GCC Cookie. Long story short he was sold to me not completely weaned and I was even lied to on the stage his weaning was at. By the time I realised we were all happily stuck at home - gotta love quarantine. Stepped up the...
  13. B

    8 weeks old conure

    Hi everybody, I am surprisingly new to this forum, and I say so because I have been the proud owner of a cockatiel for 6 years without being aware of your existence :52: I seriously need some advice and a friend suggested me this forum. Two days ago our family acquired a new member in the form...
  14. A

    Annoying noises from a double yellow headed amazon

    Hello, my 5 year old double yellow headed amazon is continuously making annoying sounds similar to groaning or moaning as if it wants somerhing. I truly have no idea what it could be as my parrot is well fed, hydrated and physically active. I doubt this noise is learnt from my family members or...
  15. mojo_the_caique

    Caique obsessed with hands, uses them as chewing toy

    Hello all Caique owners, I'm in need of advice on my female White bellied Caique Mojo. As the title implies, she is obsessed with hands, and when in play mode she will chew on them in an unpleasant way. It is not biting or agression, she literally starts chewing but with great force. In short...
  16. xopaula

    Target training my 6 month old Alexandrine

    Hello, I have started target training my baby Coco (unsure of sex), a parent raised Alex and I have a few questions regarding it. She is doing great at it, she follows the target around the cage as well as around the outside of the cage (not flying towards it yet). So for the last few weeks I...
  17. jaciesaur

    New, Strange Behaviour?

    Hey everyone! I've had my Alexandrine for about two years, and she's had quite the life. She's almost three, and before I got her, she was kept in a cage with two other Alex's (one was very aggressive towards her) with no toys and one perch. It has taken a long time to teach her trust, and...
  18. N

    Is this normal behaviour? First time bird owner confused

    Is this normal behaviour? First time bird owner!! Going to try and keep this as short as possible - I'm a new bird owner, got my 3-5 month old GCC (Yoshi) 2 weeks this thursday - I know this isn't a long time at all and I have not been rushing him to get comfortable with me and my family. Just...
  19. J

    A question about introducing a Caique into the family

    Hi guys, recently I’ve been interested in extending the family and introducing a Caique. My partner and I already own two Indian Ringnecks who are brothers and are about a year old. I’ve read multiple things about Caiques becoming aggressive to other species when they mature but most of these...
  20. reeisconfused

    Living with a Wild caught Bird

    (sorry for the long post in advance) We’re back in the Max hole of problems. Backstory for those who don’t know Max - We found Max few months ago. He was kept in a small cage (like a travel one) which was the size of him. The person who had Max had bought him from a guy who sold wild...
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