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 […]

My Parrotlet is Stripping His Feathers

My Parrotlet is Stripping His Feathers by Lisa (Ayer, Ma) Hello! I have a 1 1/2 year old Parrotlet that started to strip his feather from too much preening. I read that it could be caused from boredom. I didn’t take him out of the cage one weekend because I was sick and that’s when […]

My Canary Isn’t Singing

My Canary Isn’t Singing by Freddy (Salt Lake City, UT,USA) I purchased a male Border Fancy canary mid January of this year and my canary still doesn’t sing. He makes a tweet sound but that’s it. Sometimes it’s kind of raspy though. I do noticed that he has the body language like if he were […]

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 […]

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 […]