1. 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...
  2. W

    Cockatiel not able to stand

    I left my cockatiel out of the cage to clean it. When I returned back after cleaning it , he got scared and jumped / tried to fly but came down at that vey spot. When I saw him he had his right wing open fully, I lifted him to check what happened, but I saw nothing physical , I placed him in the...
  3. LilianNightshade

    My rescued Amazon is missing his flight feathers?

    Hello, I recently came upon a baffling aspect of my parrot I can't find an answer for and hoped someone in this forum could clear it up. It's a long story, but I feel like this context is very important for my question: my parents and I recently took in an amazon parrot called Loro after my...
  4. Midnightstarian

    Wing flapping no flying?

    My budgie Tinker is Flapping his wings on the perch but he isn't flying. and he can't fly given the pet store clipped his wings so short he can't even glide. I'm not happy about that but there growing back. He is just sorta sitting there chirping and then screams and flaps his wings I assume...
  5. Zack

    My Cockatiel won't let me touch his wings, what do I do?

    My Cockatiel hates it when I touch his wings and I want to put a harness on him, so what do I do? :yellow1:
  6. C

    Wing feathers

    :greenyellow: Hey! I've had my quaker parrot Sol since February. I've posted before about her scared nature, and although she's not any less people shy, she's a happy bird. Chirps a lot, plays with her toys, and eats well. I worried a lot the stress of people around would cause her to pluck but...
  7. E

    Can someone tell me what this means?

    GIF OF PEANUT. PLEASE LOOK Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet WHY IS HE DOING THIS? I am trying to slowly train my Peanut through the cage by hand feeding him, talking, singing, and reading to him. In a previous thread, I stated that I was moving to fast exposing him to new...
  8. K

    taming advice for newbie please :)

    Hi, I'm new to the forum and also new to keeping birds and would be very grateful for any advice :) Thanks. My family and I got a Green Cheek Conure two days ago and I haven't been able to find any really good advice on how to tame it. Its 8 months old, unsexed and has been with a previous...
  9. A

    Pros & Cons on clipping wings?

    I feel like theres some controversy for whether or not you should clip your birds wings... What are the pros and cons of clipping wings?
  10. D

    Damaged feathers

    My Sun Conure has some damaged feathers... it does not seem to bother him to much and he is in a pretty good mood. We went to the vet and she said it could have happened at the pet store and he should be fine. I still feel uneasy about it through. Any one know whats going on here?
  11. S

    Big eagle!

    My galah did the big eagle! A really big eagle, with head bobs and held up for ages. I've been trying to get her to put out her wings because I've got her a harness. She's been sticking them out briefly when I go to say "good morning" but not really doing it on command. This time she did it...
  12. vasiana

    Where NOT to pet a parrot?

    Paco is a Yellow Crowned Amazon and he’s been with me since January. He just turned 1 year old and he is my everything! :) Every afternoon, when I return from work, I let him out of his cage so he can fly to a tree-stand and play around. He also likes to be pet A LOT!!! As I had no previous...
  13. L

    Does anyone else do this......

    When Archie is performing his mating dance for me (usually every morning) aside from the usual head bobbing and twisting, neck stretching, whistles and chirps he also crouches down, pushes his wings forward and slightly away from his body. He ends up looking as if he is hiding his head between...
  14. O

    New Severe Macaw Owner

    Hi all, My 9 month old Severe, Ollie does a few strange things.. I haven't owned a bird before so I wanted to check in and see if these things are normal. Ollie eats and drinks just fine, still trying to transition to pellets but eats oatmeal, fruits, veggies, nuts etc. I have noticed that only...
  15. C

    How to keep my conure from flying everywhere without clipping her wings?

    I don't want to clip her wings, but she flies all around the living room, into the kitchen, and she almost landed on our christmas tree yesterday. She constantly flies to me, and my dad says if she doesn't stop it, we'll have to clip her wings. Please, any ideas?
  16. Sienna

    Terrible wing clip

    I brought my GCC Opal to the vet today to get her wings clipped because I was afraid of accidentally hurting her if I did it myself. This is how it turned out I started to cry when I got home. I feel so bad for her and I'm not sure what to do about it. Any advice?
  17. B

    African grey bathing, is it important?

    Hi, I am not very new to birds but I am new to these parrot forums. I am not sure where to post a question about my birds bathing, under this category or a differnt one. Anyway I posted on a couple different forums like and | Meet The Parrots and a couple more and I am still...
  18. B

    Grooming my bird!

    Hi everyone! i am not new to parrots but i am new to this/and some other forums. Reading all the information i found online is very interesting, since the store that i bought my african grey from pretty much told me to do the opposite of everything that i can find online in these forums. so...