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Getting to know each other

1 Comment
2024/05/18
02:22 UTC

1

Milestone!!

I got her to eat from my hand!!! I’ll be removing that coconut tmro. I couldn’t it film obviously but she actually fully stepped on my finger and ate millet!!! I’m so happy she’s getting comfortable and i cant wait to get a buddy for her next week! As long as she’s 100% comfortable ofc. And ill be getting a waayyy bigger cage for them dw ^^

0 Comments
2024/05/18
02:15 UTC

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Los Angeles 🦜

s m h

0 Comments
2024/05/18
02:04 UTC

56

She was so happy to see me back from work

3 Comments
2024/05/18
01:25 UTC

1

Is this normal at 5 months old?

She has a vet appointment tomorrow morning, but I’m wondering if anyone here can help me get some perspective and know what questions to ask.

I just brought her home last weekend from what seemed like a bad situation in a store. I’m a bit peeved because I thought she was just kinda neglected, and they sold her to me as a healthy bird. But she’s not normal at all and now I think I may have gotten us into a special needs situation. Which is fine, I’ll do it, I’m just mad at them.

She’s five months old. She does wing flips, head bobs, and this clucking a lot. She has pretty weak foot strength and balance, and has a hard time getting around her cage. I’m wearing a scarf to help support her because she has a hard time holding onto my shoulder/shirt.

I’m wondering if anyone has ever had success getting an immature/delayed bird up to speed and if so, how? Hopefully it isn’t permanent damage but if there’s some way we can support her development I’d love some tips.

0 Comments
2024/05/18
00:21 UTC

1

Help!!

So, I’ve got this baby Indian ring neck and she’s been exploring her new room. She will not step up for me and soon it’ll be her bedtime. I’m not sure how to get her into her cage since she will not let us get close to her. advice?

2 Comments
2024/05/18
00:11 UTC

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soggy crackers

he had bath

4 Comments
2024/05/18
00:05 UTC

1

Any bird cages with the wire mesh pattern built in?

My grandmother has several parrot cages and a mice problem.

We have tried a lot of methods to keep them from getting into the food, but they are crafty. Took me a better half of my day putting that mesh wire all around one of the birdcages. I'm trying to find online but I don't know how to word it as I keep getting just the wiring. Any ideas?

0 Comments
2024/05/18
00:02 UTC

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Linnie Parakeet in Minnesota

Looking to buy a young female Linnie near the twin cities

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2024/05/18
00:01 UTC

1

Parrot started foraging at bedtime?

When it’s her bedtime, I put my cockatiel in her sleeping cage with a dark cage cover. Recently though she’s been going down to her cage ground and walking around and foraging with her poop even with the dark cage cover. I suspect it’s because she’s not sleepy and wants to come out but has anyone had their bird do this? She eventually stops and goes back up to her perch

to add, she’s been a bit more interested in the cage ground. She’s started to go down and walk around if she wants out or just forage in general and then just go back up. No napping or fluffed up at the bottom

0 Comments
2024/05/17
23:20 UTC

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I am just trying to drink juice alone

10 Comments
2024/05/17
22:58 UTC

4

Rehoming Surprise Gifted Conure UPDATE

Context; was gifted a parrot as a surprise by my ex right before dumping me... When they knew, I was going to join the air force in 6 months. I have no resources to take care of this pet and I cannot take him with me.

Well I found a lovely person willing to drive halfway to adopt him, I was going through prescreening questions and everything was looking great. However I noticed one thing, they said they have just started their own flock within 2 year after loving and volunteering for awhile. However, within those two years it seems like they have adopted 4 parrots (and I found 1 on their youtube channel meaning that the 1 probably died) which to me seems like a lot of pets to adopt in two years, on top of have 3 dogs and 2 snakes. They also posted on forums this year and is looking to adopt another cockatoo at the end of this month to be close with their current cockatoo. They have a kid and is not looking on having any others because of her age. is it just me or is this a red flag, should I ask about this as well, or would it be weird? I mean it only took 10 minutes to find all of this.

3 Comments
2024/05/17
22:35 UTC

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In NEED of a CARE-GUIDE

I have 2 ring neck parrots (almost 4 months now), we’ve been feeding them (bird seeds, food {similar to the picture}, fruit and veggies {sometimes}, and very rarely some biscuits). They have toys, fresh water, and we occasionally or mostly let them out their cage.

We are soon going to have a little Conure!

I need a care-guide for both of them, and some training recommendations.

Anything that’ll help us take a good care of them both will be appreciated (especially the new little Conure as its our first time having it)

0 Comments
2024/05/17
22:00 UTC

58

Adjusting to her new home well :)

4 Comments
2024/05/17
21:27 UTC

3

Is it bad to keep my birds in one room for the rest of my life?

So the title might sound wild but let me explain. I have a room that I keep my budgies in is 15ft by 12ft. I let them out daily. But is it depressing for them to just stay in that same room their whole life? I cant take them to other rooms safely because my dad always keeps windows and doors open. But they're basically outside of their cage in my room most of the day. My budgie usually does few laps and stays on top of her cage, plays for a bit and then just sits there like shes bored, even tho she has another friend they dont really do much. I feel bad for them, what can I do to keep them entertained? Idk what I can do to keep them more happy.

My male one isnt playful but sings alot. My female on doesnt sing much but plays quite a bit and is silly. Sometimes they'll just sit in their cage all day not really want to come out but seem content inside but I just find it boring for them and sad

2 Comments
2024/05/17
20:56 UTC

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Can he eat the sunflower seed shells? Should I discourage it?

Hes not just chewing hes straight up eating em, could this be related to any sort of health problem?

6 Comments
2024/05/17
20:01 UTC

2

Helping my Conure learn words and tricks

So my bird loves to talk but only knows 2 phrases which is “Hey Birdie/Hey buddy” and “Whatchu doing”. ChiChi learned these phrases less than 2 months after she arrived at my home. She also learn how to dance which is just her bobbing her head when you say “dance.” She learned dance from my grandma (no clue how) and the words she learned from my grandpa who when he cleans my room while I’m at school, goes up to the cage and says these things constantly to her which she eventually picked up on. Since then, she hasn’t learned any new words or tricks despite me repeating new phrases over and over again such as “I love you”, “play time”, and “gimme a kiss” and I’m trying to teach her to fly to me whenever I snap. So far, no luck with any of these. How do I get her to learn?

0 Comments
2024/05/17
19:50 UTC

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Can he eat the sunflower seed shells? Should I discourage it?

Hes not just chewing hes straight up eating em, could this be related to any sort of health problem?

1 Comment
2024/05/17
19:45 UTC

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This cockatiel wants scritches from the budgie but the budgie doesn't care.

2 Comments
2024/05/17
19:15 UTC

163

very floofed up, very low quality picture of poppy, my regent parrot.

i felt as though this subreddit may enjoy my floofball of a bird

17 Comments
2024/05/17
18:14 UTC

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Help me decide on my parrot cage size

Hi, am currently sourcing cage cover for my parrot’s cage.

Cage size is 80x50x140cm

Currently I have 2 options for the cage cover.

Cover 1. 80x54x120cm Cover 2. 89x64x120cm

Which cage cover should I go for and why? Thanks!

0 Comments
2024/05/17
17:49 UTC

1

Too much pellets?

Hi, just wanted to clear my doubts.

Does feeding too much pellet causes your parrot to have higher energy there = to a more active parrot that has more energy to screams etc? As I heard that too much fruits (Sugar content) will cause that as well..

7 Comments
2024/05/17
17:48 UTC

43

Bottle Opener

Charlie figured out how to unscrew a plastic bottle cap. He uses his tongue and beak. He gets mad if I don’t screw it back on for him to remove again and again.

4 Comments
2024/05/17
17:12 UTC

70

Birb vs cord

6 Comments
2024/05/17
17:01 UTC

29

Hi five Simon!

1 Comment
2024/05/17
16:37 UTC

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