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Covering any type of bird kept as a pet. From parrots, to exotic birds and poultry that are kept as pets and not primarily as livestock. Can include wild birds where there is a definable dependence and human bird animal bond.

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Simple way to track bird after release?

I am raising an abandoned baby bird (either Grackle or Robin) that was found on property. When it's eventually released, it would be nice to be able to confirm when I see it again in my yard. From ...
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two male cockatiels bowing their head to each other

i have two male cockatiels. they are pretty much good friends and get along really well. however i see them sometimes bowing their head to each other for a short time like 1 minute, then they start ...
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International travel with cockatiel bird

I am travelling internationally from US to middle east as a round trip. Do you know which airlines accept birds in the passenger cabin?
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Scared budgie has a lot of problems

My budgies (can't determine either of their ages) are both really concerning. They are shy, and won't come near me despite me attempting for a year to get them to come near my hand. They also won't ...
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I’ve raised a baby magpie and wanting to release it back into the wild

I found a young baby magpie that had been pushed out of the nest way too early since it was still developing feathers. So I took it in and raised it but now I have had it for three weeks and I want to ...
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Can I use bamboo for Indian ringneck parrot toys?

Similar to Risks giving wooden toys to parrots I have lots of bamboo in my yard, can I use it for 'chew toys' in my Indian ringnecks' cage? Is it safe for them to chew on / eat? I can't afford to buy ...
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Help! How to get my baby pigeon to eat?

Yesterday, I found a baby pigeon by the highway. It was pushing itself under vehicles, so I got it home. I gave it water to drink, but it is not eating. I tried to feed it Bajra (pearl millet). It was ...
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We picked up our cockatiels egg and we were about to candle it but we felt something hard rattling inside is it alive?

The egg was darker than others and we didn't candle it because we were too worried we might damage the egg further.
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Baby Pigeon looks sick and shaking head [Need Help] [closed]

The baby pigeon I rescued 4 days ago was fine and this morning I saw him shaking head like this. Current situation is that it is breathing erratically with eyes closed. I want to identify what could ...
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How to get new birds at a bird feeder after switching bird seed types?

I know that this is a slightly odd question for this site, but hopefully I can get some advice on this point. I have a bird feeder where I've been using a fairly "generic" bird seed mix for ...
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Parrot rehab from leg amputation

About a month ago, my Senegal parrot Tycho (~150g, 24 years old) started chewing on his leg, and wouldn't stop. Without going into agonizing detail about this -- other than to say he's been in ...
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Bird and fish count in cages

Any technology or application or software to count birds in cages and fishes in tanks easily while conducting inspection. Am looking for an image software to count birds or fishes directly when a ...
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What’s causing my budgie’s distended abdomen?

My budgie’s chest and abdomen are distended. She has lost feathers on her chest as well. When she poops she shakes her tail back and forth as if she is struggling. Her poop is also much bigger than ...
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How do you get a green cheek conure to stop screeching so much?

I have a 8yr old pineapple green cheek conure (most likely male). Since losing his cage mate 2 years ago he has become needier (more frequent, nosier screeching). He is will taken care of. We let him ...
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Can I dye my bird's feathers ethically and temporarily?

I have a standard grey pigeon that I rescued as a squab off the streets, and now I am starting free-flight training with him. I’m very worried that one day he will fly too far, and get lost. How will ...
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How do zebra finches mate?

I got a pair of zebra finches who are not successful in breeding, Every turn the female lays 1-3 eggs but none is fertilized. I'm wondering if they do ever mate? I've seen mating in other birds but I ...
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Would putting out mealworms with supplements on be harmful to birds?

Not strictly a pet question, but I think this is the most appropriate place. We have a leopard gecko, and I use EarthPro A as a supplement, which is sprinkled onto her mealworms. After a few days, the ...
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What should a zebra finch's nest be like?

I got a zebra finch pair and they had a plastic nest in the cage which they used to lay eggs but none ever hatched. Since the plastic nest was utterly ugly and not giving any results, I made one more ...
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Is my rescued budgie healthy?

We just had a new budgie, got it from my parents. Main reason we decided to adopt him is because he's been bullied by his mates in cage (there's like 8 of them on a regular sized cage). As for my mom, ...
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How do I regain my budgies' trust after they have been suddenly forced into a new cage?

My family recently got five budgies, two males and three females. They get along fairly well, and were soon tame enough to eat from our hands. They would walk/fly around the room and come to our feet ...
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Budgie afraid of fingers

Our budgie trusts us (our family and even strangers who visits) by flying around us, clinging to our hands, shoulders and heads. He is even more talkative and playful when freed from cage. The only ...
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My budgerigar seems partially paralyzed, is breathing heavily, and is having problems standing. What should I do?

I am really not sure what to do. My budgerigar has started behaving very suspiciously since noon. It looks like he has some kind of paralysis and I am really not sure what to do. He has been looking ...
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Magpie robin raising

I found a baby magpie in my backyard; his parents had abandoned him because of other chicks. I tried to keep him in the nest, but everytime they pushed him out of nest and I finally brought him inside....
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Rescued European sparrow has a weird pimple

I rescued a baby European sparrow that fell into my garden (its parents didn't come back). It is doing fine and slowly learning to fly, scavenge for food, etc. When it took its bath I noticed a ...
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How can I stop my bird from preening her bald patch?

My 21.5 year old peach fronted conure has a bald patch on her back, likely due to overpreening due to sexual frustration. I do all I can to keep her entertained and keep her from getting too hormonal, ...
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Is it normal for a duck to leave its eggs for long periods of time?

HELP! A female mallard duck left 12 eggs in my yard and has nurtured them for a few weeks. She has been gone for over a day now and the temperature is going below freezing tonight. High winds bring ...
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Why is my pair of budgies fighting in a nest box?

I have a male and female budgie. The female budgie has 5 eggs in her nest box and sits the whole day in it. Along with her, the male budgie also stays in the nest box with her. Sometimes, they act as ...
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How can I save this baby bird?

One baby bird came on my terrace today, what do you suggest I can do to save this baby? I think it is a pigeon. I kept it at a place other pigeons can easily see, but no other birds came around.
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Rooster acts differently from hens when directly fed

So whenever I go to check on my chickens I always bring some treats for them. I usually give them turnips, etc. and I feed them by hand. Now, the hens come running for the food, but the rooster always ...
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Parrotlet has small bald spot on her head

My Pacific parrotlet is nearly 7 years old. About a month or two ago I noticed a small bald spot on her head. It is only visible when I pet her head and comb over her feathers, but otherwise it is ...
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Having Trouble Harness Training my Macaw

I have been trying to harness train my 1 year old macaw, but it is not working out well. She is comfortable with the harness around her and I have been trying to convince her to overcome her fear of ...
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How much sleep is too much for my bird?

I have a 22 year old peach fronted conure. I noticed over the last couple weeks that she has been taking more naps during the day. She seems otherwise normal. She has been molting since July/August. ...
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One of my baby chicks looks like it is going to die...what should I do?

I have 10 chicks. They are all hens. But one of them is weak and is always sleeping under the food and doesn't eat like the others. What should I do? I would hate to see her die so soon... Please help!...
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Can a peachfaced female lovebird and a female Fischer's lovebird get on?

I currently have a female lovebird and was thinking of getting her a friend. She is super tame, but since I work a lot I think it would be nice for her to have a friend while I'm away. My breeder (...
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Cockatiel making weird noise everytime I scratch or take her away from her food

My female cockatiel, I just got, has been acting really weird. She was quiet the first couple of days, but now she just screams all the time. She is eating all the time and is very aggressive while ...
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Dove not getting domesticated

I got this rescue dove that probably had fallen from its nest. I took him home and fed it for 3 months. In these 3 months the dove didn't get domesticated, always fearing me when i go near it to ...
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Ringneck's wing feathers aren't growing back after clipping

Acquaintance of mine gave me a young ringneck (about 3 years old) saying that ever since her partner clipped its wing feathers, it won't grow back. My question is, how is this possible? She said the ...
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How to teach cockatiel to go back into cage

I recently adopted a cockatiel. When I open the cage, it runs to me and sits on my shoulder and back. But the problem is, I am unable to get it from my back to send it back to cage. When I keep my ...
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Can Robins move their chicks to another nest? [closed]

Wasn't entirely sure where to ask this, but had some Robins hatch on my back porch. About a week and a half in the mother bird disappeared for the day came back during the night and in the morning the ...
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Male Budgie doesn't want female in his cage

We recently got a female friend for our old male budgie. They are not doing much outside the cage. Right now they have separate cages. But the female wants to get inside the male's cage, I think ...
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Height, position of budgies cage at desk

I have budgies and I learned now that cage should be at eye level of walking person. But what about sitting person? Budgies cage is on my desk. The desk table is two meters long and about one meter ...
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Will keeping a WaterBath help prevent Overheating during summer in Cockatiels?

Maybe overheating was a word too strong to describe what is happening with my cockatiel. She seems to stick her tongue in and out in constant, rapid motion in order to dissipate heat into the air. I'm ...
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What do I feed baby pigeons?

My dad brought 2 baby pigeons from his shop whose nest broke and mom was nowhere to be found. What do I feed them and how do I take care of them? I don't know how old they are, but they have black ...
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Recently brought home a 3 week old cockatiel chick, why does my adult male cockatiel keep trying to feed it without feeding anything?

Does the question make sense? I've adopted an adult male cockatiel (Miu), he's very sweet and tame. We've had him for a few years now. Recently my mom brought home a 3 week old cockatiel chick, Miu ...
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Refugee lovebird with difficulty walking

We suddenly found this refugee lovebird with walking difficulty at our home. I think the bird must have been hurt by falling down form high level of building and its leg has broken: I have this two ...
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What should I do with fertile eggs if I don't want chicks?

I have a cockatiel and just got her a partner as they told me it's better for her to have another cockatiel next to her if I cannot spend too much time with her. Eventually, they will probably mate ...
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When can I free range ducklings (NZ)

I live on a lifestyle block which has lots if birds - including ducks and pukekos who enjoy my pond. One of my Pekin ducks recently hatched some ducklings - From 7 we are now down to 4. As a result ...
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Do guinea fowl chicken crosses lay eggs?

Chickens and guinea fowls will cross breed, but the young are sterile. Question - do the females lay eggs?
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Would boiling bleach and water be harmful to my bird?

I am planning on boiling a mixture of water and bleach to lighten fabric. Will there be fumes that are harmful to my bird?
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Adequate UV light for my birds

My vet told me that my birds (parakeets like in the below image) may have calcium absorption problems in the long term because their exposition to UV light is low (they do not receive direct sunlight,...
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