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What is your favorite fruit/veggie to feed your birds?

quinoa
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9%
cucumber
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13%
strawberry
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20%
carrot
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12%
jalapeno
22
5%
sweet peppers
15
4%
corn
38
9%
grapes
54
13%
rice
30
7%
sprouts
32
8%
 
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby Pyjaks » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:26 pm

Bail wrote:Ok so this is gonna be the most irresponsible post I make but nonetheless I have to because I'm inexperienced.

So, today I found out that one of my family members who is notorious for adopting small pets is getting me a late Christmas present. I wouldn't be concerned, due to the fact that my last present from him was a blender, but I overheard my sister saying that I wouldn't like the present and that I would see it as a responsibility. Of course, I asked her if it was a live animal and she stated there are two of them and after more questions I found out its two birds. I have no idea which kind and I've literally never owned a bird before. I'm not a big fan of pets as surprise presents and the only time I've ever handled a bird is my cousins terribly loud one.

I'd prefer not to be literally the worst bird owner in existence so is there any tips I can get? I'll do actual research on them whenever I find out what type they are. I don't really want pets as I'm very busy, but I'm not going to neglect their needs. So what I'm asking is: do certain birds prefer different types of cages? Do they like round cages or square cages? What should and shouldn't a bird eat? Do they need a special diet? Etc. If you could tell me anything from your experience that you wish you knew when you first got birds that would be helpful. Thanks. :(


Honestly there is way too much info about birds to even start here. Their diets, health needs, food, etc are all very intricate topics that require a lot of research. I feel like of all animals, a bird is the WORST to be impulsively gifted, eapecially if you're a busy person. They're loud and needy and require so, so, SO much time and money and effort. This doesn't sound like a good situation for you or the birds :(
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby Bail » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:32 pm

Pyjaks wrote:Honestly there is way too much info about birds to even start here. Their diets, health needs, food, etc are all very intricate topics that require a lot of research. I feel like of all animals, a bird is the WORST to be impulsively gifted, eapecially if you're a busy person. They're loud and needy and require so, so, SO much time and money and effort. This doesn't sound like a good situation for you or the birds :(

Thanks for the response. When I figure out what kind of bird it is I'll definitely start trying to do a lot of research.
I might even come back here for tips. ^^ Also, don't worry. If I feel as if I can't keep up with their needs I will definitely re-home them and find them an experienced owner, not an impulse buyer.
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby Pyjaks » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:35 pm

Oh definitely! I'm sorry if my post seemed sanctimonious or anything, I don't want to seem like I'm calling you impulsive or anything because obviously you're just doing your best in a tough situation!! This thread will always be here for tips and such :>>>

As for advice- the parrots subreddit is a good starting place for basic info like general knowledge, cage recommendations, diet starters, stuff like that! Obviously you can't go too in depth without knowing the type of bird, but it's a starting point if nothing else
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby Bail » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:19 pm

Pyjaks wrote:Oh definitely! I'm sorry if my post seemed sanctimonious or anything, I don't want to seem like I'm calling you impulsive or anything because obviously you're just doing your best in a tough situation!! This thread will always be here for tips and such :>>>

As for advice- the parrots subreddit is a good starting place for basic info like general knowledge, cage recommendations, diet starters, stuff like that! Obviously you can't go too in depth without knowing the type of bird, but it's a starting point if nothing else



You definitely didn't sound sanctimonious! Lol so no need to apologize.

So, I think it's gonna be budgies and up until this moment I didn't even know budgies were parakeets so I guess that proves my level on intelligence when it comes to birds. D: I'm kind of scared to own them because I don't really want birds and I've expressed that several times but it seems like my opinion doesn't matter on this. :(

I probably sound dumb but I read that they have to be tamed. :/ Are you a budgie owner?
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby Lexi</3 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:59 pm

Hello guys. Just letting you know that this is my new account. I'll probably quit cs anyway.

Im the one with 2 conures, 20 budgies, and a cockatiel.

-Lexi<3
Hi there.
I'm an expert budgie owner and breeder.
I've noticed lots of people here have budgies.
So feel free to ask me any questions about them! I know lots about them. And have lots of experience. Good day!
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby Ranger of the North » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:05 pm

Bail wrote:
Pyjaks wrote:Oh definitely! I'm sorry if my post seemed sanctimonious or anything, I don't want to seem like I'm calling you impulsive or anything because obviously you're just doing your best in a tough situation!! This thread will always be here for tips and such :>>>

As for advice- the parrots subreddit is a good starting place for basic info like general knowledge, cage recommendations, diet starters, stuff like that! Obviously you can't go too in depth without knowing the type of bird, but it's a starting point if nothing else
You definitely didn't sound sanctimonious! Lol so no need to apologize.

So, I think it's gonna be budgies and up until this moment I didn't even know budgies were parakeets so I guess that proves my level on intelligence when it comes to birds. D: I'm kind of scared to own them because I don't really want birds and I've expressed that several times but it seems like my opinion doesn't matter on this. :(

I probably sound dumb but I read that they have to be tamed. :/ Are you a budgie owner?
I have budgies c: If you have more than one, they should, for the most part, be happy keeping themselves company if you get too busy to hang with them. c:

I don't think you'd have to spend heaps of time and effort on them to get them friendly, or tame them, as just being near you while you go about your home-life should get them used to your company (I don't know how long it would take for them to be 100% comfortable with you, though). So just having their cage in a room that you're in regularly should suffice, if you're too limited on time to give them undivided attention! c:

Also, I've found that giving new budgies a few days to get the hang of things, and then removing all food apart from what you hold out to them, is a pretty reliable way of getting them comfortable with you fairly quickly. c: However, you'll have to make sure you have time to offer food regularly (every half-hour to an hour or so) and keep an eye on their behaviours to ensure they're fed as soon as possible cx

In any case, good luck! If it doesn't fall-through, I really hope they don't cause you too much trouble c: And I'm free to answer questions, if I can, anytime! c:
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby Luzien » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:08 am

Ranger of the North wrote:
Bail wrote:
Pyjaks wrote:Oh definitely! I'm sorry if my post seemed sanctimonious or anything, I don't want to seem like I'm calling you impulsive or anything because obviously you're just doing your best in a tough situation!! This thread will always be here for tips and such :>>>

As for advice- the parrots subreddit is a good starting place for basic info like general knowledge, cage recommendations, diet starters, stuff like that! Obviously you can't go too in depth without knowing the type of bird, but it's a starting point if nothing else
You definitely didn't sound sanctimonious! Lol so no need to apologize.

So, I think it's gonna be budgies and up until this moment I didn't even know budgies were parakeets so I guess that proves my level on intelligence when it comes to birds. D: I'm kind of scared to own them because I don't really want birds and I've expressed that several times but it seems like my opinion doesn't matter on this. :(

I probably sound dumb but I read that they have to be tamed. :/ Are you a budgie owner?
I have budgies c: If you have more than one, they should, for the most part, be happy keeping themselves company if you get too busy to hang with them. c:

I don't think you'd have to spend heaps of time and effort on them to get them friendly, or tame them, as just being near you while you go about your home-life should get them used to your company (I don't know how long it would take for them to be 100% comfortable with you, though). So just having their cage in a room that you're in regularly should suffice, if you're too limited on time to give them undivided attention! c:

Also, I've found that giving new budgies a few days to get the hang of things, and then removing all food apart from what you hold out to them, is a pretty reliable way of getting them comfortable with you fairly quickly. c: However, you'll have to make sure you have time to offer food regularly (every half-hour to an hour or so) and keep an eye on their behaviours to ensure they're fed as soon as possible cx

In any case, good luck! If it doesn't fall-through, I really hope they don't cause you too much trouble c: And I'm free to answer questions, if I can, anytime! c:


when you fear to not give them enough attention because you have to much to do and they where pushed on you...your family could help too^^, and they really dont Need to be tamed, you can make them only so tame that they dont fear you when you pull out the trais to clean the cage or make the cage inside clean or give them Food and water....that hould be enough and lots of birds are like this...half tame...as they are two it is a good step already as they are not lonely like some other only birds...

...get them the biggest cage or indoor aviary you can find and have the space for, the bigger the bether, never the round showy cute ones as they are old ones for show not good for birds at all...there are even large corner cages or walk in cages.....you already can find some nice cages-aviary and things needed on Amazon ....and other places you can find some nice2x2x1 like montna cages ....you can buy them nearly everywhere on the world from what i did read...you get them in 1x120x180

Give them enough pearches for each of them, natural wood is bether differnt strenght too what is good for there feet...also changing toys now and then, make the cage interesting, spray them down with a watter bottle each day or atleast every other day because of the feather dust...lok out for the right Food and Mineral and Vitamin for there breed, fresh fruit and vegi, some things to chew like fresh apple tree parts...maybe look if you find an bird vet near you to get them checked out or atleast looked at when you got them and every nw and then a look at them..
there are interesting books how to train them, or feeding, or even how to make the cage more interesting.
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby MoonfallTheFox » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:46 pm

My precious african grey passed on a few days ago. :(

He was unwell. But was receiving treatment. When given his medication that night he went into arrest.. and was unable to be revived. I've taken his remains to be cremated. I miss him. So much.
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby Lexi</3 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:51 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss.
:( may he fly in peace freely

I can't even imagine if mine died.
He is a budgie but not just any budgie. He loves me so much and i love him. He wakes me every morning and he even tries to feed me. he wont even let me go any where without him. He's much more then just a budgie. He's everything to me.
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Re: * Pet Bird Chat * NEW

Postby Ranger of the North » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:39 pm

MoonfallTheFox wrote:My precious african grey passed on a few days ago. :(

He was unwell. But was receiving treatment. When given his medication that night he went into arrest.. and was unable to be revived. I've taken his remains to be cremated. I miss him. So much.
Oh, no! That really sucks. I'm so sorry. :c
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