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Parrots are birds that can mimic sounds. They are sometimes called talking birds.

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How to make my parakeets not afraid of me?

Couple months ago I bought two parakeets from the local pet store. I got them a cage, and for thew first few weeks they were afraid of me, but sometimes would jump on my finger (only to fly away when ...
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Budgie plucking feather of the other

I have two budgies (male and female).I used to keep them in the same cage. They are friendly to each other(they cuddle with each other, chirp together, etc). But for some reason the male budgie plucks ...
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How to train my parrot to not poop on me?

Please don't say it is their nature and they just do it. Because then it would be a dog's nature to poop in a house (which my dog never does). Also, I have 2 parrots, for some reason the one NEVER ...
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Why does my parakeet try to bite me?

My parakeet is not afraid of me, he sits on the palm of my hand and eats food. Sometimes he even refuses to get down. However he bites me when I move my finger towards him while he is eating (sitting ...
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How can I warm up my budgies cage in winter?

I have four pairs of budgies. The cage is kept outdoor. Now its winter. I don,t know what to do to keep my birds warm and cozy. The cage is big and I can,t move it indoor. I cover the cage every night ...
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Is it safe to give candies to my parrot?

Can I give candies to my gray parrot? He like candies and cookies.
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How i can stop my parrot bad habbit to not cut my shoes or sandal stone?

How i can stop my parrot bad habbit to not cut my shoes or sandal stones?
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Do Crimson Rosella male parrots learn quicker than their female counterpart?

In a parrot community, do Crimson Rosella male parrots learn quicker than their female counterpart?
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Is my African Grey's beak too long?

My mom says her parrot's beak is too long and she wants to get a clipper to trim it. I'm not so sure about this. Is his beak too long, and if so, what can we do about it?
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What food should I give to African gray parrot?

Which feed is suitable for an African gray parrot. Also mention name of that feed and other edible foods for parrot if that specific feed is not available.
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Which species of parrot learn things fast and make a great pet? [closed]

Which species of parrot are the smartest and make the best pet?
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Budgies Beak Injury

I have kept budgies for over a year. Budgies fight often. One baby budgie was hurt badly by another adult budgie. His beak was badly hurt and completely torn from one side. I have taken him to a vet ...
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Nippy conure wants lots of affection

I am dealing with a bit of a paradox in my green cheek Conure. She constantly wants to be in contact me and is very affectionate, but nips constantly whenever my hands go near her to move her, get her ...
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How to help a wild baby parrot who cannot fly?

3 days ago a baby parrot was found in my garden, we are not sure from where this bird came from. We soon discovered that he cannot fly, at this time we are trying to keep him safe from predators. ...
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Should a mirror be removed from a budgie cage before socializing it with others?

Today we were gifted with a budgie from an elderly extended family member who is no longer able to care for her along with a cage containing a couple of mirrors. She seems quite transfixed on them and ...
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How do birds keep their heads in a fixed position, just like a Gyro/Gimbal?

So I have a friend of mine with a redneck parrot. I noticed even if I move the bird in any direction his head remains in a fixed position. Is this a common characteristics of all the birds or only in ...
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Best way to interrupt a cockatiel's brooding

I am preparing for an international move with my cockatiel. The bird started brooding and laying eggs about two weeks before the travel date. It is a 5 year old bird and it is the first time this ...
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Do small parrots poop more frequently than large parrots?

A recent post said: Small parrots poop much more frequently than large parrots. Is that actually true? If so why?
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What is an ideal age gap for between parrot friends?

I have a 9-month old Indian Ringneck parrot. I plan to get more parrots in the future (most likely smaller parrots). I am most likely to wait until he is 2 to get another parrot, but that is uncertain....
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Are my cockatiels eggs viable?

I have 2 cockatiels one male (1yr) and the other is a female (~2yr) who have laid 4 eggs. Its been a month and a half and today I found a hole in one of the eggs. I understand that they take about 28 ...
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My Female African gray Parrot tries to feed me when I cuddle her

I have a female african gray parrot, she has been at my house since 6 years. I am the only one allowed to put his finger in her cage and cuddle her, if any body else tries to put his finger, she will ...
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Selling my cockatiel / general inquiries on an allergy

I had a cockatiel for about 1 month... This is the second one I got. He is tamed partially (he still bites sometimes but not me; he doesn't really allow touching his back or wings - sometimes he will,...
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What are good substrates for parrot cages?

I'm looking for a substrate to use in a parrot cage. It needs to be safe (firstly), but then also not to bad looking and easy to clean.
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When is the best age to get a baby parrot?

Most people I suppose will get a parrot when it is still a baby. What is a good age to sell them and what age are considered cut off ages for proper bonding?
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Wise to have one or two pet parrots in the same cage

Is it better to keep a single parrot as a pet, or more than one for company. I know there are many things to consider, but and overall answer will be better.
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Do pet parrots need vaccinations?

I live in South Africa where I'm not aware of the necessity or vaccines for pet parrots. Do pet parrots require vaccinations anywhere else in the world?
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What can cause dark pigmentation on the tip of budgie's beak?

I have a female budgerigar whose beak recently changed colour - its tip turned brownish-black. There are no bulges on the beak, nor does she have any other symptoms. I previously had a budgie whose ...
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My parrot's feathers aren't growing back

I have a ten year old female ringneck parrot. Last year she had lead poisoning and plucked out most of her feathers. Almost all her feathers have grown back now, but there are still areas on her chest ...
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How to teach a parrot NOT to do certain things?

Parrots are smart animals and can learn many tricks. At least that's my experience with our cockatiels. Our problem is not teaching the birds how to do certain things, but teaching them not to do ...
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My parrot has a milky-type appearance in only one eye, and he can't see out of it

One of my parrot's eyes appears partially milky and he is unable to see from that eye. The other eye is fine.
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How can I teach my parrot to say “Help! I've been turned on into a Parrot!”

We just got a lovely parrot named Jhon. We want to teach him to yell that he has been turned on into a Parrot. Is repetition the only way? Are there any rewarding teaching method's using food like ...
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How to carry or transport a pet parrot in Indian Railway

I have three parrots, I have to move to another state. How can I carry parrots in Indian Railway? Specifically, which type of cage or food is required, or else what do I have to do. How can I care ...
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Dealing with feather discoloration

I have a Green-cheeked conure for exactly two years now. In the last year, a large number of feathers lost their green or blue color, and I thought it was because of a bad mistake of not buying new ...
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Why would a pet run away?

A few hours ago Diamond, my pet parrot (Bronze Winged Pionus, nearly 2 years old) bolted out the front door. I say "ran away" because he wasn't lost or spooked, but appears to have deliberately left ...
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Will a male cockatiel take care of 5 day old babies on its own?

Our female cockatiel died today. They have 2 babies which are around a week old. Will the male feed and take care of the babies by itself? What should we do?
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How Can I Teach My Green-Cheek Conure the Concept of “Stepping Up?”

We have a pretty sweet little Green-Cheek Conure (very beautiful bird) who is pretty well behaved, all things considered. When she finds her way to us (my wife and I), which is pretty seldom, she is ...
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What age will a male Swainson's Lorikeet remain fertile until?

My friend has a mated pair of Swainson's Lorikeets (Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus), a subspecies of the Rainbow Lorikeet, that he hopes to breed. The female is 3 years old, and has just laid ...
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How hard will it be to train my parrot to talk?

I'm thinking of buying a young parrot, but I don't have much experience with parrots. So I want to know if anybody has one and how hard it would be to train the parrot to talk. I'll love any useful ...
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Is there any effective solution to stop a bird from habitual plucking?

My pet bird (African Grey Congo) has been a plucker for years. We tried the "cone of shame" for a while as recommended by our vet to break the habit, but she goes right back to plucking the second it ...