How fast can parakeets fly?

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 […]

My bird won’t eat vegetables

My bird won’t eat vegetables My budgie refuses to eat anything but seed. Ever since she was little I’ve tried and nothing works. I’ve tried clipping spinach onto the cage but she won’t touch it, she’ll eat anything: books, pencils, a picture frame, dust, paper, nail clippers etc. But anything healthy for her is left […]

How do you know when birds are sick?

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 […]

Housing Two Bird Species Together

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 […]

Help identifying a bird at our farm

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 […]

Male vs Female Budgies

Male vs Female Budgies by Marianne (Santa Rosa,CA, USA) I am thinking of getting a Budgerigar, because they are not noisy, yet like to talk and cuddle. Is there any character or personality difference between a male and a female? Which would make the best pet? Many thanks. Marianne Answer: Hi Marianne, This is a […]

Expense

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 […]

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 […]

What are the biggest differences between Parrotlets and Lovebirds?

What are the biggest differences between Parrotlets and Lovebirds? by Peter (London) Hello! These birds are about the same size, I think they’re both really cute, and they can be feisty. But what are the differences in behaviour? I want a single bird that will bond with the family. And I’d like him to be […]

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 […]