new bird owner

  1. Tapew0rrm

    New bird advice?

    Hello!!!! So, I've had birds in the past, but they weren't tame/ lived in an aviary and I didn't really interact with them very much. The aviary was my parents when I was a child, and when I had my last birds, I was very depressed and didn't take the best of care of them admittedly, and ended up...
  2. A

    New bird owner?

    Hi, my names katy and I’ve been thinking about getting a bird but I need some help on which one to get? I’ve already done a couple years of research and am well aware that birds aren’t as what is seen online though they do have their moments. I know they bite and get hormonal and that you need...
  3. U

    New Member! Baby Parakeet Advice ?

    Hi, I’m a bit of a new bird owner, I only got my parakeet six months ago, Her name is Adaline and she isnt yet 1, I’m not sure how old she is exactly but she was very young when I got her. I’m getting a bit concerned about her recent behavior because she has always been very friendly and open to...
  4. B

    Hello! Just got my first bird!

    Just got Snuggles the Blue and Gold Macaw (yes we know that?s a weird name). My family and I got him from my grandparents who couldn?t take care of him anymore. He?s around 30 years old and not in the best shape. We just gave him his first bath in about a decade. We?re trying to wean him off of...
  5. Z

    Taming a cockatiel

    I got a Cockatiel this past weekend, Hebe. The place I got her form already clipped her wings. They took her out and the guy forced her onto his hand. At this and the fact that she was alone in her cage made me want her. Whenever I put my hands close, she looks like she wants to bite me, and...
  6. E

    Training questions for my new Ringneck

    I just brought home a young Indian Ringneck, just off being hand-fed, and I wanted to get some advice for training and socializing him. Some info to begin, I just brought him home on the 23rd and spent most of the following two days around him. Either handling him when he was feeling social or...
  7. N

    My untamed cockatiel got spooked while training this morning.

    Greetings everyone, I'm new to both parrot ownership, and this forum! :white1: 6 days ago I got a young, white cockatiel lady. Everything was going great, and even though she was not handtame, we were making progress each day. She even whistled at me, and ate salad through the grates. Today I...
  8. G

    Do birds care about you using the computer for things like Zoom calls?

    I am considering getting a pet bird, but I have heard that trying to talk on the phone can cause some issues. Is this the same with having a computer and being on a call with other people with a microphone and headphones? Does it being on speakers help? I would want to have them by me at my desk...
  9. N

    Buying a cage for two not so friendly Lovebirds

    Hi everyone. A bit of background I am a new Bird Parent. Rescued two lovebirds from family because of the way the were being kept. Rescued Kiwi a month or two back and Jojo last week. i dont have any knowledge on birds and i honestly dont have a lot of time. I work 12 hours a day. But i am...
  10. Kristin615

    Hello Everyone!

    Hello. My name is Kristin, and I just brought a BE2 into our family this week after about 3 years of research and waiting. We already are getting along amazingly. I am having a difficult time finding new foods (fresh) that he/she (still waiting on the test to come back, finds interesting. The...
  11. Ezekiell

    How to convert new bird to pellets?

    I’ve got a question for all the more experienced parronts out there. I’m now preparing earnestly for when Māui comes home in 2 months (he’s being bird sat by the breeder until we move house) and that includes figuring out how to convert him from seed to pellet diet. Right now, the breeder feeds...
  12. Ezekiell

    Wanting to purchase my first feathered friend

    Hi Everyone, My partner and I are in the process of buying a townhouse (small complex of 4, Australia) and I'm thinking this is the perfect opportunity to finally purchase a feathered friend. When I was young I used to keep canaries so know a bit about bird care (little me would always scrub...
  13. L

    New Budgie, Advice Needed

    Hi all! This is my first bird, so apologies if I ask dumb questions, I'm still learning. I purchased my parakeet 10 days ago and he seems to have adjusted fairly well so far, he's drinking and eating regularly and doesn't appear to be sick. I've observed him fluffed out and relaxed multiple...
  14. N

    Inherited IRN

    Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum, and new to bird owning itself as I have never owned a bird in my life, but recently I inherited a mature green IRN from a deceased relative. I'm not sure how old he is, and my relative wasn't even his original owner. He has never been handled to my...
  15. W

    Hi Everyone!

    Howdy y'all! I'm Wild Child, first time poster, long time lurker. I'm momma to a growing, fiesty, confusing, amusing, likes-to-scream-his-head-off-even-when-I'm-standing-next-to-him little guy called Hunny- he's a sun conure. He's a 1yr and 3 months old, and I swear he's going through his bird...
  16. J

    New Parrot Mommy

    Hi! I'm very excited to have found this forum. I am adopting a Patagonian Conure next week. He belonged to my former mother-in-law who passed away. No one else seemed able to take him in, so here I am, adopting my first bird! I'm an animal lover, currently mom to three cats. I have never...
  17. A

    Should I get a conure?

    Hi everybody! I’m a new member (or, well, a person who’s been lurking for the past year or so), and I’m hoping to get a parrot as an emotional support animal. However, I’m really afraid I won’t be a good parront. I’m a first time bird owner and a college student, so there are a lot of concerns I...
  18. D

    My Amazon Won't Bathe?

    I've been having issues with my 5-6-year-old Amazon taking his first bath. He's only been home a week, so I tried to give him time to warm up to his surroundings, but bathing has proven to be impossible. I did a ton of research on bathing parrots to see what would work. I tried misting him with...
  19. P

    Warm greetings from Canada (if spring ever arrives)

    Hi, I'm new to the forum and new to bird ownership. A few weeks ago I bought 3 cinnamon conures and I am loving every second I spend with them. I am their third home and they are 4 years old. Big Bill is the least timid of the three and I have been able to get him to step up pretty...
  20. L

    How to tame sadistic bitey parakeets?

    :gcc:Hello guys, I'm new to the forum and to owning birds so I need some advice. I got my first pair of Orange-Chinned Parakeets recently and one of them was pretty friendly the first day I got him and would perch on my fingers(he seemed hand tamed) but then after one day he suddenly turned to...
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