General thread for all content relating to birds, wild or pet. Feel free to ask questions, discuss, or blogpost about the birds in your life. >clicker training, highly recommended. https://hari.ca/avian-care/behavior-training/clicker-training-parrot-modify-behavior/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z-yiDIjn2s [Embed] [Open] [Embed] [Embed]>bird chop, healthy bird foodhttps://www.thesprucepets.com/chop-concept-revolutionary-way-feed-birds-390189>DIY bird cageshttps://www.beautyofbirds.com/buildingacage.html>Bird IDhttps://www.allaboutbirds.orgoh yeah and some more info about serina : "Serina is an ongoing, chronological world-building exercise and speculative evolution project that explores the natural history of a fictional terraformed moon, two thirds the size of Earth and orbiting a large gas giant in the habitable zone of an alternate solar system, populated by only a handful of organisms including grasses, sunflowers, ants, crickets, guppies, and - most notably of all - a single land vertebrate: the domestic canary. Our journey to this strange world will take us from the very beginning and then progress steadily along though the eons as the world's newly introduced life adapts to and evolves to suit its strange, new and ever-changing environment. "
My bird flew into my fish tank and then tried to hump my head when I was taking a nap. Now he's sitting next to my knee moping. What do?
>>3021074Put bird in a cage, when you're taking a nap?
>>3021112He's napping right now. Should I hump him for revenge? (if evens, hump)
>tfw no destinated shoulder shitting bird
Any anons know how to make a parakeet I found not be so scared of me? I didn’t get it from a pet store or anything and I don’t know it’s background in the slightest because I found it on a playground at the school I work in and took him(?) home. But the little fucker is scared of everything and I just want to be friends with him.
>>3021117How do you even accomplish such a thing? And keep in mind he may enjoy it. Doesn't sound like good revenge.
Okay /bird/, so this little bird just hit my glass door and is sitting on the ground, I assume it’s stunned. I’ve never seen its kind before. Can anyone help me identify it? I’m in Southern California if that helps narrow it down.
>>3022436Nevermind, just found a pic on the internet- it’s a blue-faced parrotfinch. Not native to California.
>>3022031It is a good feeling. I love it when my bird perched on my shoulder while I am chilling at the computer.
>>3022056A lot of patience, time, daily contact with normal houshold noises, offered snacks and a tame partner after some quarantine time.>>3022436>>3022440Damn pretty that little idiot.
>>3022445Feeling of being shitted?
>>3022445Man, mine likes to fly onto my hand when he's thirsty and chill by my window when he's done.
how often should you punch budgies
>>3022517Once a day
>>3022031It feels good to have bird perched on shoulder. Even the fact that it might shit on you feels good too.
I love birds, chickens especially but I won't be able to keep any for half a decade until I can get my own place.Any birds that are quiet and able to be kept in a single room? Closest thing that comes to mind are quail but those probably aren't as affectionate as I would want a companion to be. I don't know much though
>>3022701pigeons are bretty good.
>tfw found a nest of Great Tits living in some old exterior vent or something on the outside of my house>can literally hear the chicks chirping away from my kitchen>see mummy tit fly out of the hole to go get foodI don't want to pull it open and ruin their little family, but I wish I could see them
What is the pitbul of bird world?
How do I see more birds? I've plateaued at 216 and crave seeing more new ones. I haven't seen a new species since December.
>>3022056Patience, get him/her a friend, some toys and other stuff. They will be super scared at first but eventually they open up. In my experience it is, don't trust you! Don't trust you! Don't trust you! Best friends forever! And then they dont leave you alone.If you dont want to spend a lot on toys you can hang a napkin or paper in their cage for them to rip up. If you have a cat some of those super cheap plastic toys hung up are great fun and anything with a bell is great. Just relax and hang out with it. When it starts to chatter it is feeling more relaxed and safe.
>>3022738I had the same with a blackstart family, the chirping is really fun. Maybe you could use a endoscopic camera, there are almost aways used cheap ones for sale.
>>3022056How do you found one in the playground? How did you take it home?>>3023156How long does it take for a bird to completely trust you
>>3022874Umbrella cockatoos maybe. Everytime I see videos of them they are shouting and screaming and biting
>>3023205But niggers don't own them
thoughts on lapwings? I think they're cute
>>3023363Yep, they are cool. Literally first bird that caught my attention in Chile.
They're a groundbird that can handle itself in the woods, against cats, etc. They were almost the U.S. national bird apparently. They're pretty badass.
>>3023363Wow, extremely cute. It's like a secretary bird without the raptor countenance.>>3023529I've always had a soft spot for turkey hens. The toms are generally a pain in the ass, but then hens just look 100% nervous about everything at all times. Hits my nurturing bone pretty hard.
>>3023570They have spikes though. But they aren't aggressive or anything
>>3023363We got these cuties.
>>3023198I work at an elementary school as a tutor for the Mexicans who can’t read English and it was lunchtime and there was a huge crowd on the playground in a corner. I thought they were bullying some kid but there was a little parakeet and I grabbed him with my jacket. Took him home and got a cage.
>>3023594That's even cuter! I know they'd probably not like it, but I want to grab those little wing claws and wiggle the wings around with them.
>>3023198It depends. It took one of mine being super jealous of the other being with me to trust me. At first it was just his obsession with the other bird but he grew to like me too, now he barfs seeds on me because he loves me. The other one was a lot slower but once I started doing clicker training and forcing him to eat millet from my hands if he wanted the millet he came around pretty quickly, he also loves me and just hangs out on top of my phone or laptop while I am at home now.
>>3022719Looked into pigeons and they seem very nice. Though apparently they, and other birds like chickens have some kind of feather dust or something that can cause allergies by clogging up your lungs. I still want a couple to keep me company though, from what I have seen they are as affectionate as parrots and the likeThough I do want to raise a few coturnix quails too. Tough decisions
>>3023724You just need to air out the room once in a while or have an air purifier (which is a good idea anyway). My cockatiels shed a lot of dust.
Feeling artistic desu
I got a photo of this bird. Can anyone identify it?If it helps, it was hopping around looking at the trunks of trees (which made me think woodpecker), and this was in southwestern Ontario.
>>3023723>barfs seedsWhat. What species?My cockatiel is getting kinda familiar with me, but I cant get him out of the cage or I cant touch him. He comes to my finger easily if I have a millet and can hold him like two inches from my face
>>3023876Lmao. Put some colours on that and correct "Seig" to "Sieg" and Id frame it in my living room. Great work
>>3023876You don't even know which direction the swastika faces.
>>3023724Seemingly all birds do this. The dust can come from their feathers and dry droppings. The proteins in the dust get in your lungs and cause immune system driven inflammation.It's trivially prevented by keeping a clean cage/home, using ventilation or filtration, and using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. All of these are good anyway, in any home. High indoor air pollution is very common.
>>3024206Bird dust is nothing...t. Used to cut fiberglass without protection.
Heard a deathly bird squabble outside my window and it was a bunch of magpies viciously ganging up on another magpie. Hope it wasn't one of the couple that lives here that drew the short straw.
>>3023928Parakeets, it means they like you if they barf seeds on you. He gets super excited and taps my nail with his beak a whole lot then sometimes will barf seeds on it. It is just 3-4 partially digested seeds you can easily wipe away, no big deal.
SEAGULLS ARE CUTE!!!! I LOVE SEAGULLS!!!!!!
>>3024664Based gull shit shiller
What does /bird/ think of toucans?
>>3024839Interesting birds, but keeping them indoors seems to be difficult, since lifespan in captivity is less, than in the wild.
>>3022874Malay chickens. They're big, aggressive, and bred as cockfighting birds.
>>3024664(Sea)gulls are definitely underrated.But why they must be so God damn leaky? Really, every time I am near to seashore, I get shitted. It is not a problem when you're swimming and chilling on the beach, since you have entire fucking ocean to wash yourself. But when you are there for other reasons shit gets annoying.
>>3024879What the hell are you doing to get shit on constantly? I lived on a gull filled beach for nine years and I only got shit on once. It gets on your car, your deck, yard equipment, patio, lawn chairs, but humans are too small of targets to hit too often by chance and we're not outside 24/7. You must be doing something to piss them off.
>>3025002>What the hell are you doing to get shit on constantly?Walk on sidewalk which is under street lights. I don't know which genius had came up with such idea (probably same mainland nigger like me who had never seen that many gulls). Pic related.Or maybe I'm special, idk.>You must be doing something to piss them off.I dindunuffin.
>>3025090Also, they are lucky I love birds and locals give zero fuck about them, otherwise they would probably enjoy paperclips or blades mixed with fries.
>>3024879>But why they must be so God damn leaky?They fly over seas, so they need to have minimal drag and minimal weight, since they need to soar. Minimal drag is achieved by wide wingspan. Minimal weight is achieved by shitting on you.
>>3025090this is a very good work of art yhanks for enriching my life
>>3025740Kek, ur welcome >>3025473Makes sense.
please say nice things about my sonhe just finished 7th grade and has been having a hard time coming out of his shell but i'm super proud of him
>>3026758it is a nice picture your son looks lovely. i hope he finds happiness and success in life.
Yay. I got to take my bird out from its cage and he chilled on top of the cage for like two hours. I also got to touch his beak while he was taking a treat from my fingers. Then I fed him a treat from my mouth.Man it feels good to gain the trust of a bird. Also, he didn't get scared when I walked by him, like 4 inches away
>>3027439>Then I fed him a treat from my mouth.Congrats. Get ready for bird feeding you.
My bird is being mean to me >:(
>>3027608Yes, this is what you get for owning a bird.
>"hey I should escape /pol/ for a while, I know, people used to raid /an/ with CAW CAW CAW, shit was funny, maybe they are funny again">"lets see some of the threads here">>3023876I can never escape /pol/,christ, have a birb
>>3023876Look at the top of the eye.More like:>Feeling autistic desu
These things are multiplying rapidly where I work, and holy fuck are they noisy even in the middle of the night. Wiki says they like to forage at night when it's not their breeding season, but often I see them just standing around on the gravel chirping occasionally. However, there's also foxes, coyotes, bobcats and the like that hang around the area, and I'm starting to wonder if they're actually acting as night sentries for the rest of the group in case a predator comes near.
I don't understand how birds push their cloacas together while facing the same direction.
>>3027840https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuajdsOykLQ(btw, I have no idea why I saved the link)
>>3027846What the fuck. It looks like the female's tail feathers are blocking their holes.
>>3027848On 0:01 you can clearly see how it works. Later in the video, gull above can't keep balance due to high cross-wind and flaps fully extended.
>>3027840they jump and twist at the right time so his hole splatters onto hers
>>3027840Flexibility. Their tails have tons of it.
>>3027855I think we need a GIMP-CAD for this. I honestly don't understand, if they touch more-less precisely, or just cover everything in cum.
How to increase my eBird score
Looks so weird when the upper beak rotates up/out and the poofy cheek hides the lower beak.
>>3027846That shows nothing. Aren't their assholes supposed to touch what the fuck
>>3028013For most of thst video the cloaca were not touching. To make cloaca touch, male needs to put his tail down one side of the female and then twist his body so his cloaca slides near the female cloaca. Female can also help by twisting her body so thst her cloaca sways to the side the male is on.
>>3027846You fucking know why.>>3028013That's a failed mating. Too much wind.
>>3028181>You fucking know why.No, I don't.
>>3028013They failed, but I think you got the idea. On 00:01 they were pretty close.
>>3028279It's because you like seeing those wings and tails wiggling around, as they desperately try to get a cloacal kiss in the strong wind.
>>3028368Okay. I guess I know why I want to get a gf for my parrot...What camera should I use?
>>3028372If you're not joking, new phone cameras are surprisingly good. If you were doing wild bird voyeurism I'd say you needed a real camera with a good telephoto, but in your own house a decent phone works. Good lighting is really the key for indoors shots, and keeping the camera steady is really important. Those cheap phone monopod things work really well for keeping things steady while not adding a lot of awkwardness.
How should I start petting my bird? I've been trying to get him to be comfortable around my face and fingers (pic related, Jew nose &my bird) but I still can't pet him. I can put my fingers like 1/4 inch away from his cheeks but then it's beaking time.Today I got very gradually to touch his beak with the tip of my fingernail and got beaked again.He isn't freaked out by me, he eats treats from the tip of my fingers etc.
>>3029106approach bird with finger. when bird shows fear, stop and wait. when bird shows calming down, click a clicker and give a treat. bird knows that it gets a treat when it calms down. That is how i normally approach birds that are scared of getting head pats. doesn't take very long for them to eventually allow head scratches. oftentimes they will reluctantly allow head scratches but over time they will learn to fully trust you and enjoy the head scratches.
>>3029108Oh thanks, I totally forgot to use clicker training for this.
Well, she's gone from my parents' now. She's temporarily staying with someone else and when my brother (who owns her) has fixed up his new house she'll head over that way, so I'm not gonna see her that often anymore. Looks like she has a great place to stay in the mean time though, judging by this vid.Gonna miss her.
>>3028437Idk, I would still prefer a compact digital over phone.
My bird is being nice to me :)
>finally see oriole using bird call app>it's prettythank you mr oriole
My bird is jacking off right now.
>>3029636On you? Hot! Take a vid
>>3029638No, he finished and now he's eating some snacks. Also, ew, no again.
>>3029201galahs act just like tiels but more intelligentyou can so see the progression between them and a sulfur-crested/umbrella
>>3029645>Also, ew, no again.Jokes aside - don't let him fuck you
>>3029668Or do if you want an extremely clingy avian boyfriend.
>>3029831Stop. I don't want to be a birdfucker.
>>3029840You won't be doing the fucking, and what's the harm? He'll bond strongly and be your protective feathery bf.It's not for the faint of heart. If you let him do it, then you'll have to take complete responsibility and never leave him alone for more than a few hours at a time. But if the lifestyle fits you, then you'll make him very happy.
I'm getting a second cockatiel. She is so cool. How noisy are female cockatiels compared to males?I was checking her out in the breeder's place yesterday. The bird room was like a dream. Suddenly ten cockatiels flew on my head and shoulders and arms. They were so cuteHere's a picture of them.
>>3022738Wait until winter (non breeding season) and you can safely remove nest
Any tips on making wild birds trust me? I just want to hand feed a bird
>>3030141Females are a lot less noisy than males in my experience,but a female separated from her flock mates (or her favourite flockmate) will make a fair bit of noise.
I went to the local bird shop for some supplies and their resident parrot said "hello" when I walked in and "bye-bye" when I left. She also did a little dance for me. So sweet.
I'm debating on getting a pet bird. What's the best starter birds? I like finches, how small and cute they are, but are they easy to manage?
>>3030636Yeah, but it's a baby. Like 10 weeks. She probably doesn't have any favorite flockmate by then?
>>3030955Can I ask what makes them easier for beginners than finches? Is it have to do with numbers of them?
>>3030968Because there is no beginner bird. You just can't take a bird for a few months "oh this is just a beginner bird!"Birds are usually almost for life. Tiny finches live 10 years. Cockatiels 15-30. Bigger cockatoos 30-70So get a nice bird in the beginning. Get something you want, not something you want as a training.Cockatiels have characteristics of a bigger parrot but are easier to maintain and aren't loud and eat only a little and mostly seeds and pellets
How do i raise a bird so its tame, but doesnt want to fuck humans?
>>3031159Kinda the same commitment as children. You don't start out with an "easy" child and then trade it for another. You get the one and you stick with it, learning how to raise it along the way. Bumps in the road included.Difference with birds is they don't fuck off when they're 20, so arguably the commitment is even greater than with children.
>>3031232Don't stimulate it sexually. Basically don't pet it anywhere except its head, as that's the one place birds need other birds to groom them in nature. Anywhere else (especially their backs) is for sexual only. And get another bird as a mate to satisfy its sexual needs.
>>3031271This. Also note that if you don't get your bird a mate or at least some kind of sexual outlet then you might end up with a pissy incel bird.
>>3031271My bird doesn't let me pet him. Why?How long should It take from the bird being terrified of me to let me pet him?
>>3031457>Why?He doesn't need you to. Birds will literally come up to you demanding for pets. Either that, or he doesn't like the color of your skin or your rings or perhaps even nail polish. Maybe the color of your clothes.
>>3031126Birds literally avoid homosexuals
>>3031457Clicker train. And Don't force it.
URGENT please an idiot threw some young magpies from their nest and got the in a dog cage thing cause he wants to tame them and make them go back to the house every once in a while, should i release them in the same place they were caught? Or should i wait for their mom to show up? Their nest is directly behibd ny house. I want then to survive and become proper magpies instead of him making them tame and releasing them into the wild and them being killed right away or hin killing the poor things. There!s two of them. So should i release them right away (its been a day, will their mother still remember?) ir wait til i spot their mom callinf them? They have short tails, but developed feathers, can run and jump just fine.
>>3031990dont let people like that 'tame' intelligent wild animals for their own entertainment. see if the mother magpie comes back and let her see the babies. she wont have forgotten about them. Very difficult to read your post though. you sound underage.
So like are only small birds instant dead by cigarette smoke? Ive noticed people with parrots smoking around them and its always made me curious because budgie + cigarette = deadI dont plan on like smoking near them
>>3032022I know, i'm sorry. In the morning i only had wifi for a while, so i rushed it.The problem is i don't want hin to realize i left them free, so i have limited time during the day. I have seen a magpie in the tree the nest is in and have heard them around (haven't heard any loud calls or seen any bird approaching, though). Would it be safe to just leave them free around the tree? They're fast enough and hop flapping their wings.
>>3032023I smoked near my cockatiel once or twice and it makes him shit his guts out so I don't do it anymore.
Magpie anon here. I took them past a fence next to the tree and let them out. Lucky me, i saw an adult magpie some metres behind it just before letting them free. I hope it was their mother looking for them. They made some magpie-y sounds, and disappeared. There's plenty grass and places to hide in that zone, i'm sure they will be safe. Now let's hope the idiot doesn't get too angry.
>>3031990Buddy, you have to be 18 to post here. I know /an/ is a blue board, but it's full of turbo autists and zoophiles. Stay away until your brain has finished developing.
>>3032023I think the bigger the bird the "safer" it is. Cockatiel is about 1000x smaller than me, but a big parrot is only 100x lighter.Its a big difference
>>3021025>be me, yesterday>about to let dog out back door on basement level>on steps up to the surface, notice a fledgling robin sitting on rail>put on gloves to relocated it to field area behind my yard (where the dog can't get it)>hops up and starts running with it's little dino legs across the yard>manage to heard it through fence crack out to field>parent robins are on fence shrieking and chirping at me>go outside today, parents still in the area, fussing at me as usualI hope the little guy is okay. I love birds
>TFW BIRD WON'T SHUT THE FUCK UP >JUST WANT TO EAT MY SOUP>ONLY TIME HE DOESN'T SHUT UP IS WHEN HE'S PERCHED ON MY HEADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
I want a few yard birds.Should I get Turkeys or be a loser and get peafowl?
>>3032602Why get a chicken when I could get a turkey?Neither of them a very expensive.
>>3021025/bird/ I need help.I just bought myself a parakeet two days ago after months of planning and researching.However, the moment I got home, fed the bird and gave it water, I started having the worst anxiety attack.I tried to finish some work, but my brain felt like it was made out of fucking ice.One night passed and I woke up feeling absolutely shit, I opened the window and the bird started chirping with the birds outside and it broke my fucking heart.Immediately I wanted to return the bird, but as soon as I decided to, I felt my heart ache something damned.I couldn't even hear the birds chirp outside without feeling physical pain. My granny offered to take it for a day just to see how I felt about it, I woke up today and felt absolutely fantastic.But then I start thinking about the bird and the birds outside chipper and I get indecisive again.I told my roomie, who said it's just normal anxiety and I should get the bird back, that the anxiety disappears after a while.It all boils down to: Am I not ready for a bird? Or is my anxiety fucking me over?I really want a bird, but I have serious commitment issues that I didn't know I had.
>>3032743>Am I not reaYes. Both.
>>3032616Depends on what you want. For meat, turkeys are, imo, superior in every way. If you want eggs: Chickens. If you want curious little pet birds who wander around and enjoy your company: Chickens. Turkeys are fearful, lazy fucks who don't lay eggs regularly, but damn do they taste good.
>>3032743It sounds like you're not even ready to dress yourself. Jesus Christ, get your shit together. Pet ownership is for people who can take care of themselves and their pet at the same time.
>>3032749No, you're fucking right. I'm returning the bird.
>>3032743Either you're scared, either you're plain retarded.
>>3032747I just want something that looks pretty in my yard. Peafowl are over kill. Big gooblers walking around seem like a good fit.
>>3032753Sorry bro. Take some consolation that returning the bird is likely the most responsible thing you could do. Being able to reflect on your choices and admit you made a mistake is a skill most humans lack, so good on ya.>>3032760Okay fine. But turkeys are nomadic; they often just walk off forever if you don't pen them.
>>3032761Yeah I know. I'm already planning on building some fences for whatever I plan to get. Got a good half-acre area I have for a lawn.
>be me>few days ago>propane tank outside house has a dome lid thing with a hole in it>robin's nest is inside>extremely windy day>the metal dome blows open while I'm at work>come from>bunch of baby robins on the ground, all alive>don't know what to do, panic>scrub hands with water and put them back in the nest>tie the dome shut so it doesn't happen again>call a rescue center>they say my scent shouldn't matter to the mom and they should be fine>fast forward to today>peek into their best>they're all deadFeels pretty depressing man
Does anyone know the name of those doves that have a tail that fans out? I remember one of my aunts had one, and it was always pissed off at us and fanning out her tail to look menacing
His name is Yoda
>>3021025>taking morning walk >hear chirping from within bush/tree on the path>decide to whistle to see if anything will come out >a pretty little cardinal comes out, we make eye contact>it hops away deeper in to the brushmeans good luck for me, boys
>>3032841All birds do that.Maybe a fan tail pigeon but literally every single bird except flightless ones fan their tails to be threatening
>>3032906>building a cage for a parrot out of woodBad idea m8, he's gonna tear that shit up sooner or later.Also keep in mind not all metals are safe. https://birdtricksstore.com/blogs/birdtricks-blog/safe-metals-for-parrots
>>3033373>Bad idea m8, he's gonna tear that shit up sooner or later.Wood is cheap, so it is not an issue. Just design it in such a way, that you can easily replace wood.But metal looks to me like zinc-plated steel, which is not good. I might be wrong though.
can i breastfeed my budgie
>>3033416What?I think this time you need calibration
>>3033416It would be very painful.
There's a cardinal that fights with his reflection in my sliding glass door every day. He's pretty cute but I also want to save him the trouble somehow?
>>3033586Stick something like paper on window