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cockatiel health

  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. K

    Accident: All Tail Feathers Pulled.. Will My Tiel Be Okay?

    *i would appreciate if you guys would take out some time to read and answer a few questions as i am very anxious, scared, and upset. it would mean alot to me* Unfortunately, today my 1 year old darling cockatiel got into a freak accident. She was flying around in my study room (as usual) and...
  4. S

    My cockatiel is pulling out knots of down feathers

    Hello! My tiel while preening will make little hurt squeaks and then she will come up with a knot of down feathers in her beak. Usually there is a scabby/flaky grey bit attached. Is this dry skin flaking? She's not plucking at all. Just pulling out these little bits a few times a day.
  5. K

    Urgent blood and scabs. what happened to my cockatiel???

    Hey everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe during the pandemic. This might turn into a long post but any slight help will be very very much appreciated as i am pretty stressed since the past few hours. I adopted a female cockatiel about 3 months ago. Not sure what her age is but my vet told...
  6. J

    Help! my cockatiel is having muted chirps

    Im a fairly new bird owner and I have a cockatiel about 6mth old. Recently (1wk ago), I went out and came back in the evening, there were a few specks of blood at the bottom of her cage, it had come from her wing. It was clotted so I thought it was alright (vets near my area are really...
  7. F

    Urgent I need help fast

    My female cockatiels nose is bleeding and has been all day. Is there anything I can do to help her? All the vet clinics near me are closed till monday (its saturday) and I dont know what to do. I've already tried to clean her off just to help her breath. Shes wobbling on the perch and sneezing a...
  8. sayu1920

    Cockatiel's Behaviour Changed

    Hello, my baby Fu (2 years 3 months old) is acting out of his usual behaviour since the last 2 days. He's a bit more aggressive. Usually he's a very energetic baby and he wouldn't let me out of his sight, however, since yesterday he had been closing his left eye a lot and would bite me whenever...
  9. sayu1920

    yellow faeces in my cockatiel's poop

    Hello, I got Mio a month ago and she has been pretty well and healthy. She loves to try new food and vegetables (capsicum, beans, carrots, spinach, coriander, corn, peas, etc) are her favourites. However, I noticed that my baby cockatiel Mio (approx 7 months) has yellow/mustard yellow faeces in...
  10. L

    Weird white stubs under feathers

    I I recently noticed these weird things under my cockatiels feathers. He bites them and white stuff comes off. I haven’t touched them yet. I don’t know how long he has had them. What are they? I’m worried for him
  11. Aitheria12

    Cockatiel playing with tongue? Normal or not

    Hello everyone, I have a 10mo old cockatiel I got 2mo ago I am not sure the gender but they have had this behavior since I got LemonBerry, they play with their tongue. Its usually after chewing on something LemonBerry is extremely destructive to the toys I got them. But after a bit of playing...
  12. Galebird

    Pictures Bird baby looks to ah e a bruise

    Hello, So I noticed three days ago while trimming my boys nails that he has a bruise on his foot. I searched his cage for anything that could possibly be irritating him. I noticed the new wooden bridge I placed in there for added stimulation was pretty tore up so I removed it since the sharp...
  13. Jaq

    Sick or Normal?

    Hello, I've had my female Cockatiel for about 6 months now. I bought a new one about a week ago. I bought a male Cockatiel who was younger than her. The male is lazy and he just sleeps most of the time. I've noticed he has diarrhea and thought it was normal because he was scared etc.(I thought...
  14. Nestum

    Cockatiel turns away from the syringe

    So has you may or may not know, I have a 9 week cinnamon pearl pied Cockatiel named Socrates, who's in the process of weaning I give him formula when I come home and before going to sleep, always allowing the crop to empty. But lately he hasn't been eating when I come home. His crop doesn't...
  15. T

    New to forum, looking for some advise

    Hello, so I just recently (about 6 days ago) got my first bird which is a cockatiel, I’ve wanted one for so Long and now finally I got him as a early birthday present. I wanna make sure he is happy and stress free but I don’t have hands on experience with birds. Any tips on what to do and what...
  16. V


    Hi everyone, I recently adopted a male cockatiel named Fedi from a neighbor who could not keep him anymore as she was moving. She mentioned he was given to her from another owner so I’m not sure how old he is. He may be around 10-15 years old. My family was is so delighted to have Fedi as we...
  17. Kiwiscremsong

    Flour muffins? Cockatiel

    Hi guys, so i recently discovered healthy muffins for birds so i looked up on YouTube for a few recipes since birdzone (where i found the muffins) doesnt ship to my area. So i found a video on youtube with several healthy ingredients for birds to eat and the start of the ingredients was flour...
  18. Kuro

    Pls help! i don't know what to do

    Hi! i've never joined any forums so i'm sorry if i made any mistakes while making this thread :depressed: i just needed some advices and this forum helped me many times before 5 months ago i got my first bird, an untamed male cockatiel named Jojo! yesterday while i was training him (in his...
  19. MOzgaf

    Breeding Cycle

    Hello, I have very tame hen cockatiel for 2 years. last two weeks she started laying eggs on the bottom of the cage with no nest box or dietary change or anything to emulate breeding season. now we are at 6 eggs. She was paired with another tiel in the same cage. who supposedly is a pied cock...
  20. GabeCast

    How long until my cockatiel can fly?

    I got him from a pet store, the owner said she raised and hand fed him and his siblings in her home. Then moved them to the store where i bought him. Unfortunately all of them had clipped wings. I got him July 12th. He tries to fly, but he just ends up falling. Is it that his feathers haven't...