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Our feathery friends in the sky:
NEW r/showerbirb - Tired of being called the stimky birb? Spending hours preening with no results? Wondering why that budgie won't return your beak kisses? Perhaps you need a r/showerbirb.
NEW r/birdseatingthecamera - Henlo fren! Welcome to the ultimate crossover between our avian pals, and the cameras that they love to mlem. If you have a Kodak turned into a snac, a Cannon to bite on, a baloney flavored Sony or a Go Pro covered in jello you are in the right place and we want you to share.
NEW r/petbacking - Little pets and animals coming along for the fun in public in backpacks, frontpacks and other pet carriers!
NEW r/greencheeks - "Greencheek Conures are known for being cuddly, silly parrots that are quieter than their larger cousins and more amicable for younger owners just starting out."
NEW r/BirbHelp - This is a sub about helping birbs! Share your experiences and suggestions here.
r/PicsOfUnusualBirds - "a subreddit for marveling at the unusual avian species around the globe."
r/birdswitharms - "Look - up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No wait, it's a bird...with arms."
r/Conures - "A place to share pictures, ask questions, have discussions, and share articles about our favorite avian, the conure!"
r/cockatiel - "This is a community for the discussion of cockatiels. Talk about anything related, or post pictures of your own. :]"
r/ShoebillStorks - "Reddit's home for Shoebill pics, gifs, videos and more. The Shoebill Stork is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. There are an estimated 5,000-8,000 individuals left in the wild."
r/BirdsTakingTheTrain - "Welcome to our silly intensely serious subreddit for pictures and videos of birds taking the train! (And public transport in general: we also allow birds on buses, trams, and so on.)"
r/Finches - for fans of birbs that are by birth already criminal in size and fans of the father of the main antagonist in To Kill A Mockinbirb
r/parrots - "a community for the discussion of parrots. Feel free to talk about parrots in the wild, owning parrots, the pet trade, rescuing parrots, purchasing parrots, avian veterinarians, and anything pertaining to these beautiful creatures."
NEW r/Birbsloveseed - "Here you can post birbs loving seed! Whether it’s eating or throwing, Birbs Love seed!"
NEW r/birdsnamedfood - "The best place to post your mango and peachfaced lovebirds, strawberry finches and any other birds who are named after or share the name of food!"
special mention that if you have a Parrot in need of adoption or would like to find a parrot in need of a forever home check out https://www.reddit.com/r/parrots/comments/hpypgm/parrots_in_need_of_adoption/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=usertext&utm_name=parrots&utm_content=t3_ez6dd7
r/PartyParrot - "Welcome to the official Subbie® for Party Parrot! Party Parrot is a Slack emoji based on the legendary Sirocco, of the critically endangered Kākāpō species. PartyParrot FOREVER!"
My bird has been moving it’s head all day today and she doesn’t do this? I’m worried something might be wrong but I don’t know what to do. Is this normal. Sorry for the lighting.
Just adopted two green-cheeked cuties yesterday. I've heard that fumes from frying or cooking with oil are extremely dangerous to parrots, but I didn't manage to find at what point this is.
We live in a small apartment with an open kitchen. I put them as far away from where we cook as possible but they're still quite close unfortunately (about 3 meters). Is turning on the extractor hood while we cook enough? Should I imperatively open the window when I cook? Avoid cooking with grease altogether?
Does anyone know of a safe reliable flight cage brand? I just returned a kings cage that had sharp bits like the finish was done poorly. My current cage is not safe and need to replace it.
these are not my birbs
Update: my main concern is that they will be keeping them outside to live. It is around 29°C currently.
I hope this is an okay place to post this!
I live in a condominium in Toronto. It is near heavy traffic and loud out on the balcony. A few hours ago I woke up hearing loud birds and I found out that my neighbor is keeping 2 budgie birds out on their balcony. I cannot see them (only hear them very loudly) but my partner went down on the street and looked up and seen two birds in a cage. We live on the third floor.
Since then I cannot stop thinking about these poor birds, and I'm low key hoping my worries are misguided. Is it actually okay to keep them out there like that? I know there are hawks in my area (I have seen them when I lived on the top floor with my own eyes and my friend told me two days ago one flew past his top floor balcony) as well as other birds such as crows. It is 24°C outside so not that hot but I have no idea if they are in direct sunlight. They have been out there for around 3 hours now unsupervised.
I also have no idea if my building allows pet birds to live on the balcony and I'm not exactly sure where to find that information. I thought about slipping a note under the door of my neighbors to warn them about the hawks but I'm not sure if I'm overreacting.
Any advice is helpful!!
(Edited for spelling)
So I have a female green cheek conure named Becky. I’ve had her since she was a baby and have never kept her in a cage (she’s about 2.5 years old now). I feel like recently she’s been bored though and venturing outside of her playground. This is usually fine because there’s always someone home, but my boss have been scheduling me for extra long shifted on sundays. Today I came home and freaked out because I couldn’t find her and it turners out she was in the other bedroom looking at herself in the bathroom mirror (she does this often). My house is pretty picked up and there’s not a lot she could get into but it still makes me really nervous.
I rearrange her toys often and have tried including more foraging toys to keep her busy, but she still likes to walk around my house. I hate the idea of putting her in a cage. I’m usually always home with her and I take her with me anytime she’d have to be home alone.
I just feel bad if she’s walking around because she’s unhappy or lonely… I want to make sure she’s safe but I also don’t want her to be unhappy in a cage (as she usually is whenever I’ve tried).