Does your cockatiel have a smell?

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    Sparky smells bad. It's always been that way since I got her. I can understand why she'd smell when I first got her, her feathers and cage were filthy, but she still smells bad more then 5 years later! (though not as bad as she did when I got her) :lol: She gets a LOT of baths too. :huh: So do your cockatiels smell bad?
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    My two have a smell, but I LOVE it and would never say it was bad. They smell like... Feather dust and pellets most of the time... It's hard to describe actually!?Have you ever seen a vet about the smell? It's hard to imagine them smelling 'bad'.
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    ours all smell like feather dust and fluff...not a bad smell..has your birdie beento the vet lately?
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    I think CC smells bad, personally LOL. Especially when she's wet, she smells sort of like wet musty dog, which is totally weird! I think it's just the smell of her feather dust or the preen oil, not sure which. I'm sure this smell wouldn't bother everybody, but I don't like the scent of wet fur, so I guess wet feathers isn't much better :lol:
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    I don't notice much scent at all to any of my tiels. Powder down and seed hulls, maybe!
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    I do think mine smell like wet dog after a bath. I love the way they smell when they are dry. I think it's like zons- you either like the smell or you don't
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    :hehe:I love the way my tiels smell! Even when they are wet! Now, my GCC on the other hand...he stinks when wet, but good when dry:huh:
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    Hmmm...I think Evie smells like popcorn! LOL
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    My GCC does too!!! :hehe:
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    Buddy smells like feathers, except after his bath, when he smells like hibiscus (didn't realize that the spray had a natural, yet "girly" scent).
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    I love the smell of my tiels!
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    I second that! :hehe: Well, two of my tiels used to smell like popcorn! Or that's what the smell reminded me of! They no longer do, which makes me kind of sad.... but I still love their feathery dusty smell!
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    how old is sparky? Anyone remember what the grandparents smelled like? maybe its just old bird smell :lol:jk...seriously now my betty smells perfect but it may be an aquired smell like some of the tiel parronts have said. Maybe get him chked out by a vet...hope all is good
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    Stryder dones't smell bad...he has a bit of a nice dusty smell when I bury my head into his (our morning & night ritual) - I *heart* him.

    But he doens't smell like fruit like a Macaw or Amazon - I miss those smells!
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    My bird also stinks like bird and I can't get rid of it. haha
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    My tiels smell like a big fluff Ball of dander.
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    Ok, y'all are going to think I'm crazy, but I love the way my birds smell, especially my tiel Buddy. There's something comforting about it and fortunately he loves snuggling against my nose. When I still lived with my parents, my dad woud see us sitting like that and he'd joke "You're sniffing that bird like he's a drug or something." :lol:I've actually jokingly listed bird-sniffing as a hobby on online profiles before and everyone is always :confused:. I agree though, wet birds don't smell too nice. :hehe:
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    I had to go sniff them.. :lol:

    They smell dusty. But they DO get baths, honestly.
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    Sydney smells like corn chips lol except when she is laying eggs then she smells very sweet like a honey-like scent :)
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