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  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. R

    Cockatiel is super itchy! Need advice!

    Hi my one and a half year old cockatiel has been itching like crazy and when she preens will make little painful cries. I'm not sure if shes maybe shes itchy because she about to molt? But she hasn't started losing feathers so I'm not sure. Will they get itchy before molting? Could it be mites...
  8. Rekillkos

    Jack the Vulture (cockteil)

    This is Jack. He is turning 22 years old this month, and is very sweet. He still likes to fly whenever he can, even though when he walks he hunches over like a vulture.
  9. S

    My 1.5 months old cockatiel not taking formula, she is eating seeds by it's own

    Yesterday i got a lutino cockatiel, it's name is phoenix (i don't know the gender as the pet shop owner said it can be told after 4-5 months), i am giving him seeds and he drinks clean water. He is able to eat and drink on his own and also through my hand when i pick him and put some seeds on...
  10. R

    1 week home quiet female tiel

    Hi, seeking some advice - first tiel. We are 1 week in, she is so quiet. Doesn’t really have any excitement to her. She will come to hand and come out of her cage. Sometimes we get a contact call but otherwise we haven’t heard anything out of her. When she came she was cradling her leg but with...
  11. L

    Cockatiel Rescue Still Adjusting??

    Hi! I'm new to the forum and wondering if I could get some insight. I've been a budgie owner for many years and this September I took in a cockatiel rescue. We are told he is about 10 years old He was poorly cared for for 7 years by an elderly woman and when she went into a care facility the...
  12. Birdsbirbs

    Hello there!

    Hi, I am the bird mom of two adorable little guys, Chewy the turquoise green cheek and Henry the cockatiel! I love to read up on people's advice and cute pictures.
  13. N

    India to uk parrot

    Hi people thanks so much for the welcome have a major PROBLEM and need some help I have 1 cockatiel which isn’t under cites and I need to bring from India to the uk has anyone ever done this. She’s my baby cannot let her go to any other family. I’m permanently shifting. Anyone know the procedure...
  14. helppetra

    Urgent Baby Cockatiel Sick :( Please help!

    This is a recent photo of Petra and she is about five months old. Lately, her behavior has become odd because she has begun to sleep more often than normal, she is sometimes found resting at the bottom of the cage [it seems like she is too weak to perch], and her droppings have become abnormal [...
  15. Poochibird

    Seeds or pellets or both?

    Last post! there’s many opinions on this and I’ve found myself confused which way to go. I hear all sees diet is bad then all pellets is bad. Then both is also if there are more pellets? what do you guys do and are your birds healthy? My friends bird is eating pellets and got sick so I’m afraid...
  16. Poochibird

    Food portions for cockatiel

    Hello again, you were very helpful on my last post so I have another question. How much food do I give each day in his bowl? He is around 3 months old. If you could tell me in tsp or spoons that’ll be more helpful haha. For seeds/pellets and veges.
  17. Seldio

    Toy recommendations please!

    Hi everyone! Looking to buy some safe interactive toys for my cockatiel! He tends to destroy his toys really fast :,) but that’s alright. If anyone can provide me links of their favorite safe toys it would be greatly appreciated c: or maybe even how to make my own? :)
  18. shajeeb

    My cockatiel scream/chirping non stop!

    Hi, my 6 months old female cockatiel screams/chirps all day non stop! I have her for 3 months. She is hand tamed and super friendly. No matter what i do she wont stop screaming. I give her plenty of toys, and I rotate them so she wont get bored. But she loses interest on toys very fast. All she...
  19. E

    Pictures Guessing age/gender of cockatiel?

    I just got my “baby/young” cockatiel! I totally forgot to ask about how old he/she actually is! Any guesses? Also I know you can’t really predict gender before first molt but what do you think? The lady where I got him/her felt around it’s vent and said it’s likely male!
  20. makkibudgie

    I need help taming!

    Hello! I recently got a cockatiel from my mom's friend. She had told us that he was about 3 months old, and this was back in april. He is not hand fed and is afraid of hands! He used to rock back and forth whenever anyone got close to his cage and would hiss whenever something got too close...