Pet Birds / General Section - Talk about Birds and Other Pets / friendly discussions

If you share your birds of different sizes, and potentially other pets and would like to talk about them all, this is the forum for you. Ask and share. There is no strict adherence to the topic of birds alone, but staying on the topic of pets is encouraged. Lots of resources are available if you need them.

Interspecies breeding

Submitted by dmanley1959 on Sat, 03/25/2017 - 05:18
I have a female Cockatiel and a male Princess of Wales. They are two completely different species with the Cockatiel being a Nymphicus and the Princess of Wales being a Polytelis. I was curious if there was a chance for my male and female to mate. I keep them both together in the same very large cage. If anyone knows, I would love to hear from you. Thank you.

Searching for my Macaw

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Submitted by Rachel Ann Wei… on Sat, 02/04/2017 - 00:52
I am desperately trying to find my male blue and gold macaw, Rio. I sold him to a man in Franklin, IN, Mike Fitzpatrick. He promised to give my sweet boy a wonderful home forever. I NEVER would have sold my bird if I thought he wasn't going to a home that could provide more attention than I could, I have several rescue dogs that require a lot of care. Mike Fitpatrick has listed Rio for sale on at least 2 sites.

Pet Sitting

Submitted by pionus on Sun, 10/09/2016 - 18:44
My husband and I are going away for two weeks and will be leaving our two Pionus parrots at home. Their usual sitter will be coming to the house twice a day to feed and clean the cages. Other than that they will be alone. When we are not on vacation we alternate between cage time and free time, however since we will be away, and the birds have a tendency to bite they will not be handled much by the sitter. Should we give our birds the freedom to go in and out of their cages while we are away, or keep them inside for the two weeks?

Cockatiel ill

Submitted by rbockman on Tue, 08/30/2016 - 21:09
My 8 year old Cockatiel started showing periodic signs of illness, weakness, loss of balance. He is eating and drinking. Took him to the neighborhood veterinarian, vet originally thought it was a sign of organ failure, blood test revealed anemia, not organ failure. Started him on B-12 injections weekly, had his third shot last Thursday. At first he seemed to improve, but the symptoms return every few days, usually in the morning shortly after I get him up from his 12 hours of sleep. He will appear exhausted, when he should be investigating the day.

Macaw question

Submitted by lance321 on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 22:07
I have a 5 year old Blue and gold. I have had him / her for a year and he is friendly with everyone. Lately the bird has started nesting by taring up boxes in the corner of my room. The bird has started bonding more with me and now is starting to be less friendly with other members in the family as well as strangers. Prior to this change he would let anyone hold pet and love on him. I do like the fact that we have a good bond but want him to be nice to all people. Any advice?

Rescued a baby sparrow - not eating

Submitted by andrewzuber on Tue, 04/12/2016 - 17:50
Hi - we're tending to a naked baby sparrow in hopes that a rehab organization here in southern California will get back to us about taking it in. We found him on the sidewalk, no nest nearby and waited to make sure his mother wasn't coming back for him before taking him in. He's been with us two days now in a small nest we made with a towel and toilet paper and we've been feeding him cat food soaked in hot sugar water (after it's cooled down) every 30 minutes.

Extreme Aggression in female lovebird

Submitted by Adrienne Victoria on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 23:52
I have two lovebirds, one black masked male about 6 years old and one 2 year old Peach faced female. The male has never shown any aggression towards me ever, however the female has become increasingly more and more aggressive towards me. Is there anything that can be done?