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  1. flyzipper

    I may watch too many cockatiel videos on Instagram

    ... because my explore/search page looks like this... (their algorithm works pretty well though)
  2. T

    Scaredy Teil

    My cockateil, Lulu, is very particular about the way her cage is set up. She used to belong to a friend of a friend, who rehomed her to my family a few years ago. Her previous owner said how she was so adventurous and also loved to eat her greens. But when I put some leafy greens in her cage for...
  3. C

    should i get 1 or 2 cockatiels ?

    hello! I am planning to get cockatiels in the future but I am not sure whether I should buy one or a pair? actually, I go to school so I will not be having much time to spend with the tiels. But if I get a pair of them (as chicks) I will not know which one is male and which one is female as it...
  4. Nikelbirds

    I need some help

    Ermmmmmm, so I came here in regards to my two birds (who are both in my introduction post if you wanna see them Not sure if this is the right place to ask stuff since I’m quite new but I wanted to say it here So uhm, first of all, I don’t have financial control over what my birds get, they’re...
  5. SaffronConure

    Potentially rehoming pair of cockatiels in WV after bird lung diagnosis

    Hi, I have a pair of bonded cockatiels who need a new home lined up asap. My mother has recently had repeated lung infections, and a CT scan has revealed signs of bird lung. I never wanted to be the type of person that rehomes a pet, but it is looking like I won't have a choice. It's absolutely...
  6. J

    New cockatiel trouble

    Hi everyone, I just brought home a new cockatiel a week ago. At the pet store I was told he was tame, and I quickly found out that wasn’t true. I did so much research on cockatiels but still I think we rushed it and got him out of his cage too early and now he’s just terrified of our hands and a...
  7. T

    Normally affectionate & calm cockatiel attacks

    Hi all, I came and joined specifically to get some insight into what happened - please let me know if this should be somewhere else. I have a 4 1/2 yr old male cockatiel, Zima, who is normally a sweet and affectionate boy who loves his scratches and cuddles. For context he has two cages; a...
  8. MPCacatúa

    Question! Budgies and Cockatiel Share a Cage?

    Hey guys! I am on a wait list to get a cockatiel and am so excited!! I am currently the 8th person on the list (getting closer!). I have 4 budgies in a large flight cage of 31” x 20.5” x 53”. I have been researching if I could house them together and have been getting answers in both directions...
  9. B

    Cockatiel beak

    This might be a stupid question but I just noticed my cockatiels beak is always partially open, and he can’t seem to close it. Is this normal or should I see a vet? I’ve looked at other pictures of cockatiels on the internet and some have their beak closed while some are open so I wanted to make...
  10. Angela_2

    Help with a cockatiel

    Hello everyone. A dear friend of mine bought a cockatiel. She decided to take him/her because they were in really bad situation, bad feather and weak body. It seems sadly they previous owner didn't take care of them. The cage wasn't clean at all and the food wasn't good for a parrot. So , she...
  11. SeñorBirb

    I Have Obtained Bird

    I don't know the gender (it doesn't have that much yellow, so I was thinking female. It is a cinnamon, if that helps), I was hoping someone could help me out. The birb came with clipped wings :( (At least it is not severe, just barely clipped, but it is still sad). We are thinking of naming it...
  12. SeñorBirb

    YAY :D

    I got to meet my birb! He (IDK their gender, but I'm going to keep on saying he until I know :p ) is ready to take home, but we're going to wait a week (painted some rooms, not the one he is going to be in though). I'm so excited!!! (His talons are kinda sharp, and it kind of looks like i have...
  13. I

    4 weeks old baby cockatiel not enthusiastic about food anymore.

    Hello, I’ve been having a lot of success syringe feeding my baby cockatiel who is now 4 weeks old. Every morning, her crop empties, and there is a strong begging response. This morning, however, she wasn’t begging for food like she usually does. On average, I feed her 12mL at applesauce...
  14. SeñorBirb

    Some Questions & News!

    Hi again, I have a few questions! 1. I was watching youtube (Denny the Budgie), and it said to put some Apple Cider Vinegar in your bird's water about once a week. Do any of y'all do this? If so, how much do I put in? 2. Does anyone know anything about GreenPans? My family uses these sometimes...
  15. SeñorBirb

    Hi there!

    Hi! I'm new here, and I'm getting a hand raised cockatiel for the first time! This is my second cockatiel, the first one I had was untamed (R.I.P. Señor, he was sick:darkcloud:). Does anyone have any advice for a new bird owner? (I bought THIS cage and natural perches to go with it, plenty of...
  16. birdman88

    Is my cockatiel nostrils okay?

    Hi, I'm new here and a new cockatiel owner. We've had this cockatiel for about a month and she is fine, she's eating, drinking, playing etc. But, her right nostril seems clogged up by what looks like boogers. And her feathers just above the nostril are hardernd. Is this normal or should i do...
  17. CarinaMD

    Names and recipes

    Hi guys! My Jagger passed away unexpectedly awhile back, so now im going to ne getting this handsome baby soon. Im looking for name ideas plus ideas on making a mash for him in the morning. Also wondering how much to per portion so i can just take out of the freezer, thaw overnight and serve, as...
  18. F

    What to do with a non-independent bird

    Hello everyone! I’ve recently gotten a cockatiel (Gnocchi) and I love him to pieces!! He is a very well behaved bird, but he has one main “problem area”...he really doesn’t like to be left alone. I am well aware that cockatiels have a reputation of being somewhat “clingy”, but in this case I...
  19. S

    Elderly Cockatiel Help

    Hi everyone! So a little background my grandmother is in the hospital and it’s critical, she has a cockatiel named Apache he’s well over 10 years old, I’ve offered to my grandfather to take him to Houston with me (they’re in Dallas) and care for him till my grandma is better or if I need to...
  20. Corrin

    Baby Cockatiel Trouble

    I just purchased a “hand fed” baby cockatiel from a breeder. He said he has been hand feeding but the bird is extremely scared of me and my hands. Hissing and rocking back and fourth. This did not seem normal for a hand fed baby. He said it needs another week of hand feeding before it can be...