1. S

    My cockatiel has a habit of pushing its body onto me on my back

    Hello everyone, this is my first time posting here. I was wondering if anyone would know what is my cockatiel doing onto my neck. It seems like he (not sure) likes to push his head and body and preen afterwards. He also does not make any noise most of the time but maybe subtle chirps from time...
  2. Jacob1302

    Toy Recommendations?

    My 3 y/o pearly conure has a very strange relationship with toys, when I first got him he would shred everything in site toy or not. Then after about 5 months of having him (almost exactly when he turned 1 year old), he completely lost interest in toys, at the recommendation of people on this...
  3. E

    Can I burn it?

    Before we start - I am fully aware how harmful scents, chemicals, etc can be for birds. However- how harmful? I have this candle that I was gifted way before I got my conures and haven’t burned it since. I sad that its just getting wasted … can I burn it in a separate room from my conures? Or is...
  4. RingneckRave

    Anyone else's ringneck growl?

    So I've noticed something with my two, they make this noise that sounds like a growl and in the exact kind of context you'd expect it to be. When they're irritated, or annoyed, they make this growl sound to express that. It's like a little warning that they're uncomfy and to back off. Usually...
  5. S

    Im maybe getting a bird soon, but im stuck between budgies and cockatiels, what should i choose?

    So im getting a bird (possibly not sure yet), but i dont know what bird to choose, its come down to budgies and cockatiels. What do i choose?????????????????? (oh and im new to bird forums so i dont know if i posted this right)
  6. M

    What to expect/plan for the vet?

    Hello! To get straight to the point, I’m an anxious mess, and worried about taking my birds to the vet soon. Nothing scary at the moment, just have some concerns of Majora’s recent change in behaviour that I want to rule out isn’t caused by pain or illness! I’ve never taken my birds to the vet...
  7. Rico_Tiel

    Would it be possible to make chop with a blender?

    As much as I HATE the noise, we can’t exactly afford a food processor at the moment. I was thinking using my pea brain and I thought of something. Chop in a blender. Would this be possible? If so, all I’d need are the veggies and an ice cube tray then, right? The frozen veggies here are dirt...
  8. JoyousChaos

    Is it normal for new birds to not eat?

    Hello all! I’m a first time bird owner and a very nervous one at that. I’m a young person and my dad (after years of begging) agreed to let me get a bird. And for the record, I’ve done my research and this was not an impulse purchase. Okay with that out of the way, so on December 20th...
  9. Mochikospets

    Hand reared cockatiel thinks she’s human? With arms?

    Hi there! New here. I’ve been an animal lover my whole life and recently got into birds! I have a little experience hand-rearing birds, but this is my first cockatiel. I got her around 4 days old, eyes closed. I’ve had her for about a month now. She’s an adorable little bird, loves attention and...
  10. Kitty16

    American plantain leaves.

    So we have a lot of American plantain leaves in our yard and it looks like something our budgies might like but nothing online says it’s ok and nothing says it’s bad, would you guys happen to know if it’s safe for them to eat? I’m not sure it would be safe for them because online it says cats...
  11. Kitty16

    Trying cucumber.

    I cut up some cucumber for my budgies but they seem to be scared of it, they keep running from it also, I stopped trying to give it to them because it’s obvious they don’t want it but why would they be scared of it? Heres a picture of them.
  12. Kitty16

    Budgie diet.

    As some of you already know, I have 2 budgies, male and a female but what you didn’t know most likely is I have them on a seed mix diet, I know it’s really bad but I’m not sure what ingredients to get to make them fresh food, any ingredient suggestions will be a huge help, I’ve also seen some...
  13. J

    Female budgie not letting the male near me

    Hey everyone, first time posting here. I don’t often type large posts, so sorry if my post is are to read. I have a male and a female budgie in a cage together. The female (named Violet) is somewhat hand tame. My male (named Buddy) was extremely comfortable with hands when I first got him...
  14. 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...
  15. N

    Is baking play dough/polymer clay safe?

    i want to make craft jewelry for my friends, and my attempts keep failing. i though clay/playdough would be a good idea, but i dont know if it can release fumes or something. so, is it safe for my birds?
  16. koyajo

    My new baby and a question 🦜

    Hello!! I recently go a baby bird.. yesterday actually. He is 7 weeks old and he is a pied cockatiel. He sure is a beautiful little one! I got him a whole bunch of toys and he has a pretty nice set up. His name is speckles and he has a little playground as well. He loves to sit on my shoulder...
  17. J

    Curing silicone inside?

    Hi again everyone, this is a bit of a weird post but I wanted people's opinions on if this is safe or not (I plan on calling my vet in the morning and asking just to be safe). Long story short I have a bioactive set up for my reptile it's super big and it's located upstairs it sprung a leak and...
  18. R

    Vet, Blood work, Xray & So many questions

    Hello, // This is going to be a long wall of text but please read it if you have time. I am very stressed and confused. So I have a cockatiel, a very small cockatiel at that. He is almost a year old and I weigh him every morning and night. In the mornings he is typically between the weight...
  19. L

    Has anyone owned cholla wood? Is this mold or normal? How concerning is mold? Should I toss out everything that was nearby? Thank you
  20. F

    My parakeet couple keeps fighting D:

    I've had 2 budgies for about 2 years. The male (Kiwi) is about 2 years old and the female (Sarah) is about 7 years old. They mate with each other every once in a while, but I'm pretty sure Sarah is too old to produce eggs anyway. Recently I've noticed them fighting: Kiwi will be trying to woo...