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cockatiel advice

  1. layinlow

    Conjunctivitis or normal cockatiel eye?

    Hello! I will be going on vacation soon for about 10 days and leaving my precious baby with my sister. He is 4 years old, but a few months ago I noticed this slight ‘inner eyelid’ thing that he has going on. It is symmetrical on both eyes. He does not overly watery eyes or any gunk coming out of...
  2. A

    Keeping nest box warm in winter

    Hello what's the best way to keep a cage and nest box warm during winter. Is a heating pad enough to place under the wooden nest box. I'm expecting cocatiel eggs any day now don't want her babies to get cold when they leave the nest box to eat. With my other bird I used a heating pad but it was...
  3. Moonrift

    Question about watery poop!

    Hi everyone! Lately my 2 year old cockatiel has been occasionally having watery poops. His behaviour and eating habits haven’t changed at all and he isn’t on a different diet. I’m hesitant to take him to the vet as he gets extremely stressed out and doesn’t do great when I’m not in the room...
  4. C

    Gender confirmation

    Hi ,I have a 6 month old cockateil and I'm super confused of what gender it is .so I'm sharing some pics I took ,dont think it will matter much tho,Thanks in advance❤ I have researched a lot about the molting process and baby cockateils but I was unable to confirm this little ones gender...
  5. RebeccaZM

    Post Surgery Care tips

    So to make a long and stressful story short, my 7 month old cockatiel Obi-Wan will most likely be having 'surgery' in the coming days to remove his blood feathers (not permanently), all are broken, on both wings. We spent yesterday and last night at a family member's apartment because we had to...
  6. layinlow

    Head banging and regurgitation (then eating it?)... normal??

    Hello! Curious if this is normal behavior or if I should seek a vet over this... (check linked video my cockatiel (male, 3yr old) for the past two or three days has been, what I can assume is, regurgitating. I don’t own any other birds. Ever since he was a baby, he’s absolutely LOVED to bang...
  7. E

    Lost weight

    Hello! i have a cockatiel who is about 3 months, about 3 days ago i stopped giving her her formula. she was about 81 grams 3 days ago and i just weighed her and she’s 70g. i’m feeling worried about this, should i keep feeding her formula? she’s acting completely normal other than that and i know...
  8. J

    Beak injury?

    Hi there, I'm an owner of a close to 1yr old cockatiel, she's my first bird. Yesterday, she flew into a wall while I let her out. She does not show any visible injuries but I think her beak is injured. She is very hesitant of climbing her cage and only eats her millets, she does not eat her...
  9. J

    Is Zupreem safe?

    I recently read that zupreem is hot pressed and they add vitamins that are lost during the heating process. The added vitamins can Apparently cause some illness in my tiel, (something that is related to too much vitamins in her body). I feed my bird zupreem natural, and use zupreem fruit...
  10. J

    Biting cockatiel

    Ive had my cockatiel since she was abt 1mth old (I've even hand fed her for a few day). Buy she doesn't seem to fully trust me even though it's been 7mths together. She will let me scritch her head but will bite me if I touch her wings/back (in her cage). When she's outside, sometimes when I try...
  11. J

    Urgent Sour crop/air filled

    I recently had to take care of unweaned baby cockatiel, about 21 days old. I fed it Harrison’s formula and made sure the temperature was correct and everything. The chick’s crop hasn’t fully emptied in about 15 hours, even though it’s droppings are normal. I just gave it three drops of acv in...
  12. J

    Is my bird moulting?

    When I was scriting my pearl whiteface tiels head I felt something spiky. I can't really see the feather's that come out because of her greyish white colourations. I also spotted a few small feathers at the bottom of her cage. So is she moulting?
  13. E

    baby cockatiel questions

    Hello! i’m pretty new to actually posting on this website but i use its advice constantly, i have three parakeets and a lovebird. and two days ago i got a 9 week old cockatiel. i’m very new to this whole hand feeding thing but i’ve been researching like crazy. i’m so anxious and i definitely...
  14. charlieboy

    Charlie HATES his new sleeping cage!!

    Welp, not sure where I went wrong, but I definitely did something because he just won't go in his sleeping cage!! He is already used to the cage, he loves going outdoors in it, but when its to sleep or even just while I clean his main cage its a whole other story. I've also tried to get him...
  15. S

    Video Help! My female cockatiel is making strange and concerning noises!

    As of this morning, Cicero started making these weird ''snotty/clicking'' and ''hiccup'' sounds. I have no clue as to what they are or if she's in any danger. I'm worried that maybe she's sick or has something caught in her throat. However, her poop is normal and she doesn't really have the...
  16. R

    Cockatiel Advice

    Hello, My name is Ray and I’m a proud owner of Two Budgies and Two Cockatiels. I have two questions. First is about Chello, my 1.5 year old Male Cockatiel. I’ve had him since he was 8 months old, and trained him nice and slowly. he now steps on my finger, flys in the house and knows where to...
  17. J

    my tiel REFUSES to get 12 hours of sleep

    So i rescued a tiel a while a back and he’s come with quite a few issues including plucking which he’s now stopped, but anyway the point of this post is that he absolutely flat out will not get 12 hours of sleep, i can make the room pitch black and silent and have him covered, or i’ve tried...
  18. mariyatiel

    9-month old gender?

    I have been wondering if my beautiful cockatiel named Marshal is actually a girl? I thought ‘he’ was a boy since he is very vocal in the daytime and always does the contact calls. He is very energetic in daytime and plays and rips up everything! In the evening he is VERY calm. BUT he is...
  19. J

    Can cockatiels get diseases from canaries?

    Yesterday my little canary sadly died, we found him with an open beak laying on the floor. Since we live in a really poor region of our country with no avian vets whatsoever and are not sure what it is, could the male cockatiel be dieased as well? They were always separated half a meter.
  20. J

    New Cockatiel

    Hi Everyone, I'm new to the world of birds so still learning. I got my first Budgie last December and he's settled in great, his name is Blu. During the week I had got a Cockatiel and I called her Angel unfortunately she must have been sick or too stressed and she passed away during the first...