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cockatiel advice

  1. Phalonia

    Hormonal cockatiel

    Hello you lovely people! I am looking for some advice regarding my male cockatiel - Vega. I have had Vega since he was a few months old and he is now nearly five. He is very tame and spends almost all of the day out of his cage. I work from home and so he invariably spends the day with me...
  2. 3.7

    need some tips taming my new fearful cockatiel!!

    HELLOOO!! this is my second ever beg for help on this website, everyone has been so nice :))) im not a veteran bird owner... nor am i fully educated and im always looking to learn about cute little birdies. I have 2 cockatiels, one is named tequila, 4 months old, and she's adorable. she came...
  3. M

    Cockatiel being over preened by cage mate

    Hi there! I have a 3 year old white faced cockatiel who is currently being housed with an English budgie that’s about 1.5 years old. They’ve bonded well and have been together for a bit over 6 months without issue. I have them in a breeding cage to used to have the divider put in the middle but...
  4. Z

    Is my cockatiel's feet injured?

    I just got my first cockatiel a few days ago and it seems to have a slight grey spot on both it's feet. I'm wondering if this is normal? It can perch properly but when it wants to grab something with it's feet it will hesitate to use it's feet and will just hover open without grabbing the item...
  5. N

    First Tiel- Very Worried

    I just got a cockatiel named Pixel. She's been in my house and her new cage for over a full day and hasn't shown interest in exploring or even eating anything. It was a long drive here and bc of the carrier her breeder had her in, getting her into the cage was tricky. She hasn't really been...
  6. A

    Need help separating bonded cockatiels

    Hey fellow bird owners! I got my male cockatiel (Nacho) a hen (Navi) about 8 months ago and they have bonded a lot since. The problem is, she is not sharpest tool in the shed... She never got used to being handled by us, gets startled by the slightest movement and/or falls down the counter...
  7. pmlucy

    Pictures Questionable growth on cockatiel's nose

    My cockatiel has this weird, small growth on the right side of his nose, almost like an mal-developed feather. My bird hasn't exhibited any adverse symptoms since it appeared (about 6+ months ago), and has never flinched or reacted in any sort of pain when I go to touch it or pet it, so it seems...
  8. R

    Female cockatiel constantly squawking

    Hello, I hope someone can shed a bit of light on my female cockatiel's behaviour. I got her when she was around 9 months old, and she's around 3 years old now. Over the last couple of days she has been squawking constantly. I'm used to her squawking when she wants more food (she's on harrisons...
  9. Bicirik

    Need help with cockatiel training

    Hello, I had a budgie before but it's my time with a cockatiel. I just got a 2-3 months old cockatiel, its only been 1 week. He is very smart and very brave. But I have some questions training him. He eats from my hand, getting pets, he is even okay with grabbing ( I had to check under his wing...
  10. urvogel

    going on vacation and cant take my cockatiel help

    im gonna be on vacation with my mum for 4-5 nights and cant take my cockatiel with me and now i cant sleep for two nights stressing about it, the good thing is i have someone to take her while im away (my dad) but my problem is he never had a bird so for her to have out of cage time is not an...
  11. S

    Me and Honey

    I have had my pet cockatiel Honey for about 2 years and while she lets me pet her occasionally (I try to only pet her on her head she seems very uncomfortable being touched anywhere else which if I did my research is pretty normal for cockatiels I believe) but she tries to bite at my lips hair...
  12. Lev

    How do I get my birds to adjust to a cage?

    So I've had my two cockatiels, both male, for over a year now. Jo is around 16 months and Niel has just turned a year old. Thing is, family agreed to let them roam freely around the house at first (and a big cage was way too expensive for me to afford then) so aside from bedtime, they've been...
  13. T

    Video Does my Cockatiel sneeze?

    Hello, I have an older cockatiel and I just bought this grey one. For 2 days already she is doing this sound, like sneezing. Do you know why does she do that? Should I go to vet? Thank you in advance! Here is the video: https://youtube.com/shorts/2w98PNNLtpU
  14. H

    Frayed Feathers Breaking off

    See pictures. Got Gretel as a fledgling last August. Her feathers were in rough shape and was told it was normal for fledglings to have roughed up feathers. Well 6+ months with a proper diet -(seed, veggie grain chop and Harrison pellets)later her feathers look a LOT better, but feathers are...
  15. Lev

    Do I stop the cockatiel trying to mate with furniture...?

    So. Year-old male cockatiel, JoJo, has been trying to 'mate' with sofa cushions. He's got a 9 month old male cockatiel friend, who hasn't shown signs of masturbation like Jo does. I cannot get him a mate, nor remove the cushions. Whenever I catch him in the action I distract the boy and tap the...
  16. Q

    Is that a bruise?

    Hello, my cockatiel had a spot on his beak and today it is a little bit redder. Is it a bruise?
  17. Haroobom

    When to help a cockatiel chick come out of the egg ?

    Today is the 22nd day after the last layed egg, and only 1/4 has hatched, I've candled the eggs on about day 15th and all the eggs were fertile, developing and moving. The one that hatched, hatched on day 19th and figured the rest would hatch later on, but nothing has happened, should I wait for...
  18. T

    Unsure what to do

    I got a cockatiel almost 2 months ago now and it is no closer to being tame or bonding than it was when I got it. It hisses and bites, and man does it bite hard sometimes, and then just tries to get away. It isn't sociable and I mean that. It doesn't care if someone is with it or not. I don't...
  19. J

    Is Pipi mad at me?

    My baby Pipi (cockatiel) lived with me after my bf irresponsibly bought her for me even though I did not have a stable housing situation (roommates don't like birds, and I am a student). My roommates and I were able to work it out and I kept her in my dorm with us for about 3 months. During...
  20. XII28

    Please help.

    My female cockatiel has been laying eggs, I bought her fake eggs to try make her stop. She has laid 3 so far. She just flew onto my head 20 minutes ago and laid something on me which appears to be a very broken, almost soggy egg? A yellow/orange liquid has came out of it. I have attached photos...