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#cockatiel

  1. B

    Self-Enrichment?

    Hello, I have had my tiel for a few months now and he is starting to bond with me. However, I have a slight issue with him being completely inactive when he's put away in his cage. He stays on the same perch for most of the day and only moves to be let out of his cage or to eat. He just sits...
  2. B

    Encourage Cockatiel to Explore Outside His Cage??

    Hi, How do I encourage my tiel to explore out of his cage? He only wants to come out when I'm near and when I have treats. He eats and then goes right back in his cage. Sometimes he perches on my arm and i step away from his cage but then he freezes and immediately flies back. If I don't have...
  3. Sponje

    New bird not eating (Help Asap)

    Hi all, after my last bird flew away (Theres a post about it) I decided to get another one... I just couldn't bear having no cockatiel to wake up to everyday, so we got Bobby! Thing is... Since we got him (Just yesterday) he hasn't ate, he has pooped a few times, his tail feathers are a bit...
  4. Grigals

    Urgent COCKATIEL NIGHTFRIGHT INJURY

    Hello to all my non Australians, it is currently 3am. Our power went out and turned back on causing the 2 cockatiels to have a night fright. I'm sitting with them calming them down and I notice that violet is bleeding. Its been a good 20 minutes now and no more blood. I think she has...
  5. Poochibird

    Cockatiel changed - is he just growing?

    Hello all! so my little guy is now 16 weeks old the past two days his behaviour has changed suddenly; he’s stopped talking (he would talk ALOT) and he’s started biting and chewing things more, including my fingers and everything in his cage. He used to never bite me and is a very cuddly...
  6. Poochibird

    Good Cockatiel pellets in NZ?

    Hey all! I am getting a cockatiel very soon but I’m struggling to find good quality pellets in my country. They only have Vetafarm and Harrison’s. I would get Harrison’s but it’s $110 for only 2kg,how long would this last for a 3 month old cockatiel? Seeing if it’s worth the price. does...
  7. alexandrag

    DIET FOR FATTY LIVER DISEASE

    Hello there :) what pellets would you recommend for a cockatiel with FLD (fatty liver disease) ?
  8. M

    I NEED HELP PLEASE

    So for the past 5 months my cockatiel has been scratching around his head and sneezing uncontrollably...I’ve taken him to the vet 3 times which has been very expensive. currently he’s on medication but it doesn’t seem to work. does anyone know what I can do
  9. L

    Urgent 9 month old Cockatiel straining to poop

    Please help! I am unsure if am emergency vet trip is needed. My cockatiel seems to be straining to poop and urates look off. Vent looks swollen and winks after pooping. On a diet of pellets, avian cakes, dried Karen veggies ans fresh veggies. I have pictures attached of poo and vent area. Acting...
  10. alyssanor

    hello , how can i make my cockatiels feel as comfortable as possible.

    hello , i just got 2 cockatiels , a male and female. they are hissing and biting. they also pluck their feathers out and shake and puff up. i do not want them to feel uncomfortable or unsafe and scared. is there anything i can do to make them feel like they belong and have them feel safe around me?
  11. alyssanor

    can i rename a 2 year old

    can i rename a 2 year old cockatiel. i am getting him from a home who no longer wants him but im to sure about the name mickey!
  12. Lothetiel

    Injured wing?

    So my cockatiel got spooked and took off and hit a chair. Didn’t seem hard but when I picked him up I noticed his wing was tense. He was moving it like it was bothering him and when I tried to inspect he started screaming and biting so I left him alone. He’s constantly preening it and still...
  13. Ashtyn Mccoy

    cockatiel doesn’t understand toys?

    so my cockatiel, jupiter, is 1 year and 5 months old already and still doesn’t understand the concept of toys. how can i introduce them to her and what type of toys would be good for a bird with no experience?
  14. A

    I'm here!!

    Hello everyone, I have been here for a couple of days now, but haven't had time to do this yet. Some of you may already know a bit about me from my thread about a Mixed Species Aviary. I have been keeping birds for a few years now, including budgies, finches, cockatiels, red rumped parakeets...
  15. H

    My parent raised cockatiel!

    I got a parent raised cockatiel he's so scared of me and I don't know how to tame him, he also can't sleep in the new house and he's so quite and only makes a sound when I show him videos of other cockatiels, so is he mad or happy? He's wings aren't clipped so I can't get him out of the cage and...
  16. S

    Baby Cockatiel Leg problem

    Hi, I have a baby Cockatiel which is around 35 days old. Today I just noticed that it is not walking properly, it's like both the legs are more towards in to the side, so it keeps its one leg on top of one and falls repeatedly. When I googled most of the results shows the way to treat when both...
  17. CosmoKram

    Questions and Queries from a new bird owner.

    Hi! My name is Maggie. Just yesterday I picked up my first bird ever, an 8 week old hand raised suspected male cockatiel named Cosmo. He is absolutely amazing. Even though i have only really had him for a day and a half he is very affectionate and loves being pat. I just have a couple concerns...
  18. N

    How will the chicks look like

    Hi, this is my first post. My male cockatiel is whiteface whichs father is a whiteface and mother is an albino. And the female is an albino(pair on the left).She laid an egg yesterday. If you guys know how the chicks will look, it will be appreciated. Thanks
  19. G

    Which bird should I buy?

    Hi:) I want to buy a bird. But I can't decide which bird to choose. I prefer a cuddly and docile bird, that doesn't bite or go through bluffing phase. I live with my mom and I don't want a bird that prefers one person over others at home. I would like my bird to learn some tricks or to talk a...
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