Conure not stepping up by Aimee (New South Wales ) Hi, For Christmas I adopted a young green cheeked conure, that was not hand reared and was in a small cage with lots of other birds. I had been thinking about getting a conure and thought I would rescue this bird and try to train […]
Conure Training Video by Michelle (Charlotte, NC) I want to buy one or more training videos to train our Sun Conure. All conure sites refer to a site Parrot Training 101 that makes you sit through a lengthy sales pitch with NO INFORMATION ON HOW TO BUY THE VIDEOS. What is this scam??? Answer: I’m […]
Do Parrotlets Have A Distinct Smell? by Nicolas I was wondering if parrotlets have a distinct or offensive smell. I used to own ferrets and was told they had a “slight musky smell to them”, this was a massive understatement. I was also wondering how big of a mess I would need to clean up […]
Expense by Blue Valentine (North Carolina, USA) Would it be really expensive to own an African Grey (Timneh)? With all the toys, cages, vet care, and food? Answer: Hello, Owning a pet bird can be very expensive. And with larger parrots (such as African Greys), it is guaranteed. African Greys alone cost between $600-$2000 to […]
Getting a Cockatiel by Gabby I really want a cockatiel. but my parents said that when you take them out of the cage they will do their business any where that they are. Is their any way I can pervert that?? also is it ok to get a cockatiel from a pet store because they […]
Help identifying a bird at our farm by Anonymous We have a bird that came to our farm. We are trying to catch it. The bird keeps coming close but no success. It’s mostly gray with a large red breast and a vibrant crop which he moves up and down. I don’t know if it’s […]
Housing Two Bird Species Together by Christopher Matos (Avenel) Are blue and gold macaws good with smaller size birds? Because we aren’t always home to be with him, so I wanted to know if I could get a Lovebird to put in the cage. Answer: Hi Christopher, Most of the time, birds of different species […]
How do you know when birds are sick? by Anonymous How do you know when birds are sick? Answer: If you have any reason to believe that your bird is sick, you should immediately take him or her to a certified avian veterinarian. It can actually be very difficult to tell when a bird is […]
How fast can parakeets fly? How fast can parakeets fly? Answer: We’re not quite sure. It would probably depend on the bird and whether or not his or her wings are clipped and if he or she has been flight trained. We do know that if a parakeet’s wings aren’t clipped, they can fly fast […]
How is the noise level decided on the Parrot Comparison chart? by Max (MN) I have been looking at the Comparison Chart and I not sure how the noise level is decided. First the lilac-crowned Amazon is at a low noise level but I thought Amazons were screamers so is that noise level compared to […]
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