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cockatiel advice

  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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?
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. K

    Urgent Is her vent normal? Help!

    Is her vent/pooping normal?? Sorry for the graphic video. She has had problems before, her vet is away for his wedding. I can’t get in touch with him for 10 days. She’s been having inconsistent droppings I need to know if this can wait for her vet or not, it’s extremely difficult to find someone...
  11. M

    Extremely anxious and skittish outside of cage!

    Hello, my first ever post! Let me know if there is anything I can improve based on format of my first thread post. Anyways, to get to the point. My young cockatiel who I have had for almost a year now is very sweet. He is loving and is not afraid of my hands or my face. He sings and does not...
  12. Nikelbirds

    Is this poop normal?

    Hello. I was hoping to ask if you guys could help me figure out my cockatiels poop. I’ve been worried about her to bits ever since my other cockatiel died almost 3 weeks ago. I haven’t been able to bring her to a vet to get her checked because of my financial status as a student and my parents...
  13. V

    Bathing with my cockatiel question

    My cockatiel won’t take a bath unless I take her into the shower and she basically watched me and then joined finally… I have heard not to let the water go in their nares, but she loves to let the water just hit her whole head and pour on her from the shower head . Is it okay to let her do it...
  14. ImGeode

    Pictures Does this call for a Vet visit?

    Hey! First post on the forum. I have had my Cockatiel (Roman) for around half a year now. Yesterday night I noticed he was keeping his left eye closed and turning to look at me with his RIGHT eye instead of opening his left. ( Here is an imgur link to a video or ) I looked in his eyes after he...
  15. L

    First time cockatiel owner

    Hello! Yesterday I bought a cockatiel from the pet store. I bought him seeds, a large cage, a type of seeds for feather health. I'm planning to buy him a cuttlefish bone, some toys and something for him to bathe. Any tips?
  16. NellNeaves

    Is my Tiel a Normal cinnamon or a pied cinnamon?

    I have a 1 yo cockatiel, I’ve been told he’s a cinnamon pied but I don’t see the pied.. he’s definitely lighter in colour than a normal tiel. He has a brown colour but alot of different shades on his back and wings. I’m just curious, what do you guys think?:) His name is Arthur and he has a...
  17. outmaww

    New to the forum, new cockatiel owner!

    Hi! I've been perusing this site for a long time, but I just recently decided to create an account because I took home the sweetest little grey cockatiel about two weeks ago. He was hand-raised and weaned onto a seed diet, and he's already developed a bond to me especially, though he still...
  18. Moonrift

    Does his nostril look concerning?

    Hi everyone! Today I noticed my bird’s left nostril looking a little different. He’s been acting completely normal with no discharge around his nares or watery poops, so I was wondering if it looks like a cause for concern? The vet stresses him out a LOT but I’ll definitely be booking a...
  19. E

    Cockatiel screams while bathing

    When I bath my cockatiel he loves it, but at the same time he starts screaming like when something hurts him. I don't know why does it happen, I'm so confused because when he sees the water running or the spary bottle, he wants so bad to get a bath :/
  20. R

    Adding a male with my female cockatiel

    I have a 7month female cockatiel named Sushi. And I am looking to add a baby male for a friend. I won’t start searching for a cockatiel until Sushi is 9-10 months because I have a future trip planned. I do plan on buying a baby male from a local breeder. I just want to know how will adding a...