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cockatiel advice

  1. C

    My cockatiel

    Two weeks ago I got a cockatiel. She is hand tame and loves eating millet! However whenever I open the cage door to let her out she just looks out and goes back in her cage. I haven’t forced her out in any way but I’m not sure what to do now.
  2. RayRay

    Cockatiel strange behaviour

    Hi! I have a roughly 5 month old cockatiel that I assume is a female based off of its behaviour. Its definitely taken a liking to me as it spends the entire day with me compared to family members. Recently its started a strange behaviour that I'm not sure about. It sits on my laptop and gets...
  3. B

    Anything specific i should know about taking care of a week old cockatiel?

    out of 5 eggs, only one hatched, and a week later both parents have abandoned their baby :( this morning i woke up and saw both birds outside of their nest box, and throughout the day i realized theyve stopped going in it, the little one was crying non stop and i got worried for it, i know how...
  4. L

    Urgent help cockatiel mating all the time

    (Posting on behalf of a friend) Hi, we introduced a male cockatiel to our tame female about a week and a half ago. The female is 2 years old and has been with us for a long time. The male is a bit younger (20 months old according to the breeder) and he is not hand tamed unlike the female. After...
  5. S

    Urgent Stunted growth??

    Hello guys! My names Ravyn and I have a couple of quick questions. I have been raising a baby cockatiel since it was born but I’m concerned he/she isn’t growing properly. The baby will be 3 weeks old on Wednesday but looks so small for his/hers age. I’m doing everything right with his/hers...
  6. Emma O'Donnell

    Cockatiel's poop smells terrible

    Hi guys, I was hoping for some advice on what this may be. My cockatiel's poop has smelled absolutely foul for around 4 months now. I did take him to the vet around 2 months ago, I waited for so long because he wasn't showing any signs of illness, the smell was just too terrible for me to take...
  7. R

    Rehoming my Tiel

    Hello all, I'm new to the forum and have come here looking for some guidance. I fear it is time to re-home my cockatiel but I want to make sure it is the best decision for her. I have had my cockatiel since she was a 3 month old chick and I while I love her very much, I feel like she could...
  8. Gokha

    Will my girl ever be able to fly?

    Hello everyone! You might have seen me posting mostly about my IRN Zazu, cause we’ve been struggling with his health ever since I got him. Now I’d like to share the main struggle with my female yellow cockatiel -Walad. My father-in-law keeps many small parrots and hand-raised Walad (she’s now...
  9. pepsix

    Bleach with cockatiel?

    Hi all, I spilt milk on my wooden floor and panicked so i got bleach and basically just sprayed it all where the milk was when I soaked it up with an old tee. I did not dilute the bleach with water literally just poured it on floor and wiped. My cockatiel was at the other end of my room and I...
  10. R

    Urgent Cockatiel - Very mild swelling between Nostril and Eye, towards the Eye side

    Hello, I need help here, I wish to prevent anything from developing from this new very small swelling near the eye. Maybe swelling is a word too strong. It's very subtle. She's a cockatiel of almost 2.7 years of age by now. I fear it's an infection and I wanna know how I can prevent it from...
  11. F

    Adult Female Cockatiel Breeding

    Hello, I have had my female cockatiel for 5 1/2 years now. She is doing great, but I really got interested in breeding this year. I am confident i will be able to do it, although i need some helpful tips. If I buy her a male mate and put him in a cage next to her for a while, will they become...
  12. S

    How do I get my cockatiel to drink water

    We got it a few days ago and it’s three months old. It’s drinking formula twice a day and and eating solids at midday. It won’t drink water, and we’re trying to fully wean it. How can I get it to drink water?
  13. M

    Urgent Cockatiel Chicks help!

    Hi! I am a first time cockatiel chick parent, and so are my cockatiels. I did not want them to breed, but no matter how much I changed their routine to discourage egg-laying and mating, they still ended up with a clutch. (Will separate female and male after this.) Three eggs were laid, three...
  14. K

    Need some advice training two cockatiels

    Hey people! I'm new here, and was just wondering if I could ask for some advice/help. I've got two cockatiels, a male and a female. Which my family got out of a pet store roughly 18 months ago, they were about 6 months old. They spent the first few months in a big cage and started getting used...
  15. OldDirtyTshirt

    sick + underweight cockatiel, please help.

    Hello! I have an eight-month-old female cockatiel, Zazie Butter-Noodle :swoon:, and she is currently on antibiotics for an infection(Her poop is watery too, I hope it will be better when her antibiotics are finished). The avian vet said she was underweight and suggested that we weigh her every...
  16. C

    Female cockatiel is weak and seems lethargic. Is force feeding a bad idea? *SAD UPDATE Post #42*

    I'm not sure what went wrong. She loves eating. We live in a tropical place, so it's never too cold. Yesterday morning she just sat in a corner and slept. Noticed she hadn't eaten anything. Went straight to the vet. She's super weak and refuses to eat anything I offer her. Vet said I could try...
  17. LoveToki

    General lighting in the house too dark? Color changing LEDs bad?

    I have another question, hopefully with time I will have less! So I keep my house generally dark. Daytime I let the sun shine, but once the sun goes down, I usually keep it pretty dark, with a few color changing LEDs and the light from the TV. Now I'm wondering, is this too dark for Moki...
  18. S

    Cockatiel Stroke Aftercare

    So my cockatiel seemed to have a mini stroke this morning. We took him to the vet and based on his xray his doctor thinks he has atherosclerosis. He has had heart problems for a long time and is now 14. He’s okay now but I was told there’s not much they can do for him other than blood pressure...
  19. LoveToki

    Hello everyone! Im new and would love your help!

    Hi my name is Zee and I am in the process of getting a cockatiel. I went and saw some today..she said they are hand raised and tame and should be ready to go home in a week or so. She said the cinnamon pied could go home earlier.. I guess he/she is older. I have two questions.. the first, I saw...
  20. C

    Accidentally forgot to check the chick crop before feeding, worried that I may have overfed. Advice?

    Hi, so I'm not a breeder, I used to foster baby birds for people who didn't know better than to purchase a <4 week old chick. All the chicks I helped with from 2 weeks to 9 weeks were always fine. I never panicked like this. My mom recently brought home a 3 week old cockatiel chick. Normal...
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