New Parrotlet Mama

New Parrotlet Mama by Anonymous I just brought 2 parrotlet male and female. The pet store said they have been weaned for 3 weeks but I don’t know if they have been hand raised the one that is female bites all the the time really hard. Can I still hand train them and would you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Conure not stepping up

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 […]

I have an injured bird

I have an injured bird by Tazin (Dhaka,Bangladesh) Hello,i have a white asian cuckoo bird which was healthy and quite active before injury ,all of a sudden i found that my bird got injury in its head due to which bleeding happened a lot, its feathers of head are also gone,its eye also got injured […]

How many hours do parrots need to sleep?

How many hours do parrots need to sleep? by Tracy (South Africa East London) How many hours sleep does the bird need to sleep? Answers: Hi Tracy, Parrots need 12-14 hours of sleep per day. If they don’t get enough sleep, they can become quite “grumpy”. Also, don’t think they are sleeping just because they […]

How is the noise level decided on the Parrot Comparison chart?

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 […]

Most curious pet bird?

Most curious pet bird? by Alex (Holland) Hi there, I am thinking about buying a bird and I was wondering what the most curious pet birds were. How can you help them be more curious? (I’m looking for a smaller bird that isn’t too loud. He or she will be living in an apartment.) Thanks […]