Parakeet won’t use cuttlebone

Parakeet won’t use cuttlebone by Anonymous Why would my bird not be using his cuttlebone? I have a 2 and a half month old rare parakeet and I have been trying to get my bird to use his cuttlebone for 2 months now and I’ve been holding it up to him and scratching it with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transport Cages For Macaw

Transport Cages For Macaw by Candy (Norwich) hi all we are rescuing a blue and gold macaw and need to purchase a transport cage (for visits to the vets ect ) can anyone reccomend a good strong one ( the macaw is a real hanful so weve been told ) that would accomidate his needs […]

Training videos

Training videos by mark rector (lakeside ca) I am looking to buy videos. I have a Love bird I want to train. Answer: Hi Mark, This is a great training program and we highly recommend it: Bird Tricks Website. Let me know if you still need help. God bless, Michelle Jay

Thinking of getting a bird in my apartment…

Thinking of getting a bird in my apartment… by Taiylor Wallace (Marquette, MI) I’m trying to decide and plan ahead what kind of bird I’d like once I get an apartment in college. I’m most attracted to cockatiels, but what species are similarly cuddly and vocal (as in singing)? Also, is it okay to buy […]

Age of parakeets in pet stores

Age of parakeets in pet stores by Ali Sabour How old are most young parakeets when they are sold to pet stores? Answer: Hello, Young parakeets in pet stores are usually 6-12 months old. However, the ages can really vary at a pet store since they carry birds from babies to adulthood. You also cannot […]

Babies and Birds

Babies and Birds by Kim (UK) I just moved to the UK. I have a six month old baby and my husband is underway for long periods of time. Im looking into getting a pet bird, but i don’t know if a bird is ok to have around a baby, or if they will mesh […]

Bird Cage Lining

Bird Cage Lining by Kath (Maine) Is it okay to just have the grate on the bottom of the cage or does paper go over it or in the tray below it? Answer: Hi Kath, You would probably want to put a lining in the tray below the grate for easy cleaning (the grate keeps […]