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    Considering bird ownership - questions

    Hello! I am not currently a bird owner, but we are hoping to change that soon, and I could use some advice. My 10 year old has her heart set on a pet bird and would actually be great with one. We’ve been visiting local rescues/stores and watching her learn to handle the birds has been a real...
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    Orinoco/Pirate and me. This is our first time stepping up!! We were both very happy about it.
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    Excited to Be Here!

    Hello Everyone & Your Birds, I have had smaller birds (budgies, greys), and used to work caring for hawks and owls, but I am about to become a first time mom to a Green and Gold Macaw by the name of Orinoco The Pirate. I am adopting him from the wife of one of my hospice patients. He is about...
  4. N

    new cockatiel owner

    hey guys my name is nabil and im a new cockatiel owner. i have multiple questions if can anyone help me out with concerning the cockatiel's behavior and ways to tame them. i have 2 cockatiels 1 male and 1 female, the female flied into my house randomly and we had it in a cage and tried to search...
  5. L

    Normal budgie behavior?

    Hi everyone! I brought home a new budgie 4 days ago,,, today he was very active--eating and flying around his cage. He started doing flips/somersaults into the corner of his cage near his food bowl and then sat on the floor of his cage sleeping with his feathers puffed up. Just wanted to ask if...
  6. lollipoppy

    New Budgie Questions - Cage, Food Brand, Cookware, etc.

    Hello, I am doing research to get a new budgie... I have had a parrotlet and a lovebird in the past, so I do remember/know a fair bit about bird husbandry, but want to make sure I have everything exactly right before bringing anyone home. Online, I have found a lot of resources but they seem...
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    Budgie not eating or drinking on second day

    Hello everyone, this is my first post here so I'm sorry if I get anything wrong, I was just concearned and just had to find a way to speak to someone with experience, since I'm a new bird owner. Yesterday I got a lovely little budgie girl from sort of a bird shop half close to where I live. We...
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    New Parrot Owner that needs help!!

    Hello everyone! I’m Esmeralda and I have been a parrot owner for the pass month. I have attached a pic of her chewing my sweatshirt’s cord. When I first got her she had very few feathers and I thought that she would stop the habit of taking off her feathers but she still remains featherless on...
  9. MissAnnamarie

    Nervous to bring home new baby! Tips?

    Was planning on getting a male Eclectus last year around December, it ended up being a scam and we lost 900$.. I should have been more attentive. Finally decided to get one once again, from a REPUTABLE breeder, they've been wonderful! He's really young right now and will be ready around...
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    Long lived parrots for not overly experienced owners?

    I wanted to start off saying that before I get a parrot, I'm going to make sure I have everything I need to be a proper owner, and wait until I'm in a time in my life where I can own one(probably not for a few years). I also will do plenty of research about whichever parrot I plan to own. I may...
  11. K

    Thinking about adding a lovebird

    Hi all! :57: I currently have a wonderful Rosy Bourke, and I've been thinking about getting another bird, but I have some questions. I absolutely would NOT house them together, but would they be ok coexisting with supervised time in my room? I'm a college student, living at home, and I have...
  12. M

    New ekkie owner!!!

    I have some questions! I just got my new boy from a coworker who wasnt giving him enough attention (but otherwise took great care of him). He has been on the same diet for about his whole life I think, for a majority of it. Just frozen veggies, some beans and frozen fruit, and pellets. She also...
  13. Ezekiell

    what toys should I get?

    Hi everyone! So my partner and I have finally decided to get a caique at the end of the year! I’m very excited but I’m also starting to prepare for bringing our new feathered friend home. We’ve never kept this kind of bird before and I’m wondering what kinds of toys I should collect for new...
  14. DaisyChick62

    New Cockatiel Questions

    So about a week ago I got my very first cockatiel and basically my very first bird thats my own. My only previous experience is the 2 little budgies my boyfriends little sister owns. Anyways, we got what we believe is a her, from a local bird shop that hand feeds and raises them. My guess is...
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    Tips on taming lovebird?

    Hi, I'm new to the forums and recently I got a 3 month old lovebird. So far day 1 I got his wings clipped and he's fine standing on my shoulders and when I sit down with my arm touching my body he snuggles in between them to warm himself so I feel like I'm on the right track for taming him good...
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    Green Wing Age

    I'm doing research on green wing macaws, and I've been getting a lot of mixed results on their age. Some say that they live to be 80 on average, and then other sources will say less than 50. I just want to see if any green wing macaw owners had any actual data so I could get a good average...
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    Suggestions please!

    Hi everyone :green: this is my first time posting on here but I needn’t some suggestions... after doing what seemed like endless research I decided it was time I got myself a little 3 month old green cheek conure that I named Waddles! I’ve had him for about month now(first vet visit went great...
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    Soon to be bird owner, I need help

    Hi everyone! My name is Parker, and after months and months of research and begging, I've found out that I'm going to get a bird for my birthday this Monday! This is great and all, but I'm having some trouble figuring out the timing of it all. About a week after my birthday, me and my family...
  19. Phyl6

    New Owner

    Hello, I recently became the owner of a GCC (Her Name is Phyllis) and I already love her so much. She’s been doing good for the most part, I just have a few behavioral concerns and I’m not sure if they’re normal? I was hoping I could get some advice/help..! She is only 5 months and is also a...
  20. birbsaremyjam

    New bird: Advice (?) and one question

    hello! i literally just picked up my bird from the pet store and put him in his cage. i got a pineapple green cheek conure and he is beautiful and lovely and i decided to name them Oswin. i decorated the cage filled up their water bowl and food bowl and he was a bit nervous when he got in his...
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