Parakeet will not eat

Parakeet will not eat by Kaylee (The USA) I have two parakeets and one of them eats a lot but the other hardly eats. I have put up two feeding stations but Cloudy still does not eat. Also, I don’t think Sunny is hogging it because I separated them for an hour and Cloudy did […]

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 […]

Parrot Leg Bands

Parrot Leg Bands by Matthew What do the numbers on the ring on a Amazon parrot’s leg mean? Answer: Hi Matthew, This is a great question! The letters and numbers on a parrot leg band usually represent the breeder if born in the United States or the nation of its origin if it was imported. […]

Potty Training a Parrot

Potty Training a Parrot by Vince How do I train my Alexandrine Parakeet in toilet training? What is the secret? Tin Tin is about 7/8 weeks old. And do both sexes talk? Answer: Hello Vince, I actually haven’t been able to find a lot of information about toilet training, but I’ve always been able to […]

Round Cages

Round Cages by Finn (Michigan) Are round cages good for small birds such as Lovebirds? Answer: Hello Finn, Absolutely! Round cages can be used for Lovebirds as well as long as they meet the requirements we have listed on this page: /small-bird-cages.html God bless, Michelle Jay

Sex of a Lorikeet

Sex of a Lorikeet by Daniel (Sydney, N.S.W., Australia) How can I tell what sex a Lorikeet is? Answer: Hello Daniel, Unfortunately, Lorikeets are monomorphic, so there is no way to tell the sex of one just by looking at it. So, the easiest way would be by DNA test. This can be performed by […]

Single or Double Pet Birds?

Single or Double Pet Birds? by Semih (Turkey) I am thinking of getting a Brown-Headed Poicephalus, but there is a couple (male and female) at the petshop right now, and they seem very involved with each other. I don’t want to be a bad person tearing a family apart, so here are my questions: – […]

Smells Sensitivity

Smells Sensitivity by Barbara Moore (Tulsa, OK) What smells or fragrances are not good for sun conures and mini macaws? Answer: Hi Barbara, All pet birds actually have a very sensitive sense of smell and respiratory tract. I don’t recommend using any type of scents around pet birds – this includes candles, incense, air freshener […]

Strawberries for Indian Ring Neck Parrot

Strawberries for Indian Ring Neck Parrot by Asma (India) I checked your food list on the website, but I’m unable to find strawberry. Please clarify whether or not it is advisable to give strawberries to an Indian Ring Neck Parrot. Answer: Hello Asma, Yes, strawberries are fine to give your parrot. However, this fruit tends […]

Taming a cockatiel

Taming a cockatiel by Tecknora (London) I have a young Cockatiel (between 4 and 6 months) and I’ve had him for a week and 6 days. I bought him untame but he quickly got used to me and my family. He doesn’t mind hands being near him but allows fingers especially close, although he moves […]