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How many hours do parrots need to sleep?

How many hours do parrots need to sleep? by Tracy (South Africa East London) How many hours sleep does the bird need to sleep? Answers: Hi Tracy, Parrots need 12-14 hours of sleep per day. If they don't get enough sleep, they can become quite "grumpy". Also, don't think they are sleeping just because they [...]

How to stop my Parrotlet from biting

How to stop my Parrotlet from biting by Lisa (Ayer, Ma.) Hello, I have a Parrotlet that is just under a year. Although he always wants me to hold him, he has been nipping and biting when I hold him. Is there a way to break this behavior? He's very attached to me and is [...]

I have an injured bird

I have an injured bird by Tazin (Dhaka,Bangladesh) Hello,i have a white asian cuckoo bird which was healthy and quite active before injury ,all of a sudden i found that my bird got injury in its head due to which bleeding happened a lot, its feathers of head are also gone,its eye also got injured [...]

I want to buy a Cockatiel

I want to buy a Cockatiel by Aaruni (Singapore) I want to buy a Cockatiel but the problem is that I don't stay at home for 6 hours because of my school and there is nobody to take take care of the bird for that 6 hours. So is it good for the bird and [...]

Identical Budgies

Identical Budgies by Joann Wilber (Kalispell, MT) Twin Budgies Hi, I was just wondering how often a budgie will have identical twin babies (double-yolked egg), and if anyone else out there raising budgies has had that happen. Answer: This situation is actually pretty rare. And even when it does happen, they rarely make it beyond [...]

Is it right for me?

Is it right for me? by Carissa (Canada) Bird Collage I made I have never owned a bird but I am anxious to own one. I am in school from 8 25 a.m. to 2 30 p.m. but I leave around 7 45 a.m. and get back around 3 00 pm. That is a full [...]

Is there such thing as too large a cage?

Is there such thing as too large a cage? by Henry (Maryland) I'm doing research on lovebird care, hoping to get one of my one, but I want to make sure the bird is comfortable. I'd like to get the bird a large cage, but I was wondering if there was such a thing as [...]

Heated Perch for Finches

Heated Perch for Finches by Janet (St. Peters MO USA) I have 3 male zebra finches; is one heated perch enough or do I need to buy one for each bird? Answer: Hi Janet, That's great that you're providing a heated perch! One heated perch should be enough for them if they get along. I [...]

Lonely?

Lonely? by Blue Valentine (North Carolina, USA) I want to get an African Gray Parrot but I am away at school for 6 hours and don't want it to chew or pluck itself. Should I get one? Answer: Hello, All parrots require a lot of interaction in order to stay happy and healthy. In my [...]

Lorikeets and Lories

Lories and Lorikeets Beautiful and unique friends Lories and Lorikeets are special birds that are different from other members of the parrot tribe. There is no scientific difference between the two names--only that Lories have shorter tails while Lorikeets have longer tails. There are approximately 55 different species of these birds, but only about 12 [...]