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cockatiel advice

  1. RebeccaZM

    Cockatiel smells like wet bird when dry? Smelly boy

    Hello all! I hope this is the correct place to post this! I'll post it on Cockatiel Corner as well. My cockatiel Obi-Wan has begun to smell like wet bird recently, even when he's dry, but it is definitely more pronounced when he is wet, downright stinky during bath time. Before this he had that...
  2. Y

    are my birds obsessed with me?

    hello guys, i need your help about my two cockatiels that seem to be obsessed with me or like me too much. i have a male who is 1 year and 6 months old, and a female who is 1 year and 3 months old circa. they both were in heat, she layed empty eggs because they didnt bond in any way since he's...
  3. nadu14

    male cockatiel aggressive with new female cockatiel

    hi, i have had my first cockatiel (donnie) for about a year and a couple months. he's almost 2 years old and he is fairly well trained. we got another cockatiel (casper) in january, he's almost 1 years old and they are inseparable. they are both white faced cockatiels. About a week or two ago i...
  4. N

    Cockatiel botched wing clip help

    My birds wings are cut too short Is there a possibility that they will not grow back? Is there anything that we can do to help the bird? When I got him his wings were clipped already clipped from the pet store, so I wasn’t involved in the process he is about 7 months old
  5. B

    Very clingy cockatiel who hates her cage

    So I have a roughly 5 month old cockatiel that I’ve had for 2 or 3 months. She’s extremely clingy and hates being in her cage. Whenever I put her in her cage she screams and paces and when that doesn’t work she’ll sit on one of her perches and not move until I let her out. I have to start...
  6. bubblesoup

    Questions on getting another Tiel?

    About a year ago I adopted a male cockatiel and it's been pretty nice. He hasn't always loved actually coming out/playing outside of his cage but recently he's been doing really good with it! I think we've bonded a lot more and I'm considering getting him a buddy?? I think he might benefit from...
  7. J

    HELP! I need to switch my cockatiel to another pellet.

    My cockatiel's about a year old. She just laid 3 eggs, I believe she will lay more. (She has no mate, there is no dark places for her to be stimulated) I have seen her mating with a toy, and i thought it was just her hormones (She usually does that when she has her hormones). But when it was a...
  8. M

    Humidifier and/or air purifier for a tiel? (Allergy control)

    Hi! I'm new here and as you might guess, I'm doing some budget and research to get a cockatiel. Thing is, I struggle with allergies (Healthcare here is awful so getting an allergy test is kinda hard, although not imposible). As a little test I brought my boyfriend's budgie over for a month...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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?
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