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  1. N

    Male Cockatiel getting really aggressive

    I have two cockatiels. My male cockatiel, 11 years old, has suddenly gotten really aggressive. Whenever try to change water or food in the cage, he comes to bite my hand. He also comes aggressively to the edge of the cage even when I pass by it. This behavior is completely new and never happened...
  2. cattwin27

    Cockatiel twitches and tics

    I have two birds. One named Rikari and one named Mayo. Mayo is about 5 or 6 months old, she often makes noise such as raspberrys, pica boos, and other normal bird sounds. But sometimes she has little almost “spazzes ”. She would have random moments where she would make every noise she knew...
  3. urvogel

    Urgent broken blood feather

    Hello i recently got a baby cockatiel from a private pet breeder when i came home today he somehow managed to break one of the tail blood feathers and was bleeding luckly i managed to stop the bleeding, ona scale of 10(10 being the worst scenario) the bleeding was 4, the broken feather fell off...
  4. R

    Urgent Cockatiel bloody nose

    My 2 year old cockatiel just sneezed and some blood came out. I immediately called my vet but they can't see her until a week from now. I still made the appointment but in the meantime I'm so scared for her and I don't know what to do. She's still eating and drinking and it might just be because...
  5. S

    Help! My 3mth cockatiel is eerily quiet

    Please help.. I brought home a 3mth old cockatiel yesterday. It has been in the same position where I left it, no movements and not a single sound. I have not seen it eat or drink by itself. It nibbed on some millet when I hand-fed it but that was it. It is tamed and is not afraid of hands. I am...
  6. M

    Pictures My 2 year old Cockatiel

    Hello, I have decided to join the site. My bird, Charlie, is 2 years old. She has been doing very well since I moved about a year and a half ago. I got Charlie from Omars Exotic Birds and she has gotten much bigger. These are pictures from 2020 when I got her at the pet store vs now. -Matt
  7. N

    Found a canary but own a cockatiel

    This afternoon a neighbor gave my mom a white canary he found at his door, thinking it was hers(it wasn’t). She took it inside and it’s currently staying in my room uncaged. My mom wants to keep it saying she’ll buy a cage and everything for it tomorrow. The bird has no leg band but doesn’t...
  8. Hobgoblin

    Our first second bird

    A little over a year ago we got our first bird a two month old green cheeked conure we named Hobgoblin aka Hobs. Over the course of the year he has become a bright, snuggly, fun little bird. We enjoy him very much. Yesterday we decided to add to the flock and brought home a 5 month old pearl...
  9. EmiLemon

    New Caique Owner!

    Hello! I have a cockatiel, Nova, that’s 1.5 years old and recently adopted a caique I was told is around 3 years old. I didn’t get into parrots until a little over a year ago and am learning as much as I can when I have time. My caique, Loki, is such a fun and intelligent little guy. I’ve only...
  10. cocotiel

    URGENT!!! 2 week old cockatiel with sour crop (Sad Update #8)

    Hi, hope you all are doing well with all your feathered friends. Mine on the other hand is extremely sick. I got a 2 week old cockatiel, Mini, which already had a severe case of sour crop. The vet asked me to mix the handfeed with gripe water and prescribed Nystatin along with cephalexin twice a...

    My cocktiel is acting very weird

    Hello! i have a two year old cocktiel, Ducky. She has been hiding a lot more these days. She usually hides but she has been hiding behind pillows a lot more since yesterday. She seems tired and suddenly isn’t as hungry anymore. She still eats a normal amount, but isn’t as interested in food...
  12. nimbirds

    Mating with Toy Aggression

    Nimbus is a white-faced cockatiel believed to be a he as he was very vocal and mates a lot. He flew to my house around February this year and I have kept him since I could not find his owner. He looked happy and lived well with my family at that time. We decided to get him a 3-month-old friend...
  13. H

    Keeping a cockatiel cool

    Hello! First time poster. I have a 15 year old male cockatiel. I am from the UK and we are having a major heatwave right now where temperatures are going up to 40 degrees Celsius! I know that may not seem hot to many people, but our houses here are built to keep heat in and no one has air...
  14. R

    Advice on hormonal cockatiel

    Hello, I currently moved apartments and my cockatiel has gotten hormonal since. I previously had her in a dark bedroom without a cover and she was doing great but now currently live in a studio apartment and had to use a cage cover to limit her daylight/light hours. The cage cover was somewhat...
  15. M

    How long before cockatiels can safely mate?

    I have 2 cockatiels, both around 7 months old, and they've recently started to mate. I read online that they are too young to mate and it can be unsafe/unhealthy for them and their potential babies so I have separated them. At what age is it safe for them to start mating and making babies?
  16. D

    Strange discoloration

    Hello, I took my cockatiel out of her cage this morning and found that her feathers had a strange color right under her wings. Is this something to be concerned about?
  17. J

    Is this considered a cinnamon color?

    I have 2 babies who are 5 weeks old. The parents are raising them but I hold them and show them affection. One is a normal grey but I’m curious as to the other baby. It is much lighter in color. Mom is a pearl and dad is a grey. I’ll share pics of the family so I can get some advice. I’m...
  18. cricketiel

    Behavioral Issues and Not Eating

    My cockatiel has taken to shrill screaming all day long, regardless of if I am near her or away. She has toys of every kind and a large cage and is free to leave and enter her cage as she pleases all day long (cage door is always open). I assume that her screaming is related to her being hungry...
  19. L

    Fighting birdies

    Two of my cockatiels Kiwi and Eli, Kiwi is 1.5 years old and Eli is 1.3 years old, they bond alot but most of the time they just fight, either about the food, place to sleep and any kind of place! I dont know what to do, i want to seperate them but one of my cages are smaller than the other...
  20. shajeeb

    Loki breathe heavy after a short flight!

    Hi i have two cockatiels Loki and Gutu. Loki is a 9 months old boy and Gutu is a 11 months old girl. Gutu is really active, she likes to fly around in the house and check up on us! Loki likes to sit around a lot. He doesn't fly much. He only flys when he gets scared. But what i have noticed he...