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  1. S

    different training levels

    so I have my two darling tiels who I just brought home recently. They're friendly, but not hand tamed. The problem is that Pocket is a lot friendlier and picked up eating from my hands in a day, and we're now working on simple target training. Jester on the other hand is still working on eating...
  2. R

    Cockatiel Vomited

    I was studying in the kitchen when my cockatiel must have thrown up on the other side of the kitchen island. My mom and I were talking and didn't see it happen. It took a second for me to realize the sticky mess, partly clear with a little bit of pinkish orangish stuff in it with what I realized...
  3. S

    [UPDATE] Cockatiel with Shortness of Breath / Wet Exhales

    Hello - I posted earlier about this - but my cockatiel has been experiencing these wet sneezes that look like this: Cockatiel shortness of breath He was cultured and the results showed Staph Borealis. I took him to an Avian Vet and he was prescribed Trimeth-Sulfa for 2 weeks. He finished the...
  4. B

    Reputable & Respected Breeders (Midwest)

    Hi everyone, my first post here. I grew up with an African grey parrot and sadly we parted ways when I was only about 10 years old and I’ve been wanting a bird for in the house.(I have chickens that have their own home LOL). Anyway I am looking for respected and reputable breeders for conures...
  5. Cat Winter

    Cage setup ideas for non-flying bird

    Hello! I have quite a large steel cage that I house two cockatiels in (see attached). I had to take Speckeles to an emergency vet, then to a very expensive specialist due to a long-term wing injury that no other vets caught. He had to have the tip of his wing amputated due to necrotic tissue...
  6. Choco

    Update baby cockatiel

    Hello everyone! I thought It would be nice to leave an update for my baby cockatiel. It has been two years and a half since I've posted an emergency thread about my baby cockatiel. In case you haven't seen the thread, it was about a baby cockatiel that I bought from a breeder. Back then, I...
  7. G

    How many grams of food daily should a cockatiel eat

    How many grams of food should an average cockatiel typically consume in a day? I've read anywhere between 6 grams, 15 grams, and 30-40 grams, so now I'm really confused. Those are huge differences. I'm also wondering how many grams of food a parakeet should consume daily. Thanks so much for your...
  8. G

    'Tiel & Budgie Diet

    I'm wondering if a mix (in all equal parts) of Zupreem Natural Pellets, Harrison's Adult Lifetime, Dr. Harvey's Colossal Cockatiel Blend, and Top's Parrot pellets is a healthy well rounded diet for my cockatiels and budgie to eat? Of course they will still get fresh fruits and veggies as well as...
  9. 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...
  10. DaniDaring

    Hair Dye

    Hello everyone! I have a semi urgent question that I need to ask. One of my Christmas gifts is a haircut and dye. I haven't had color in my hair for many years, so I'm really excited to get what's called an oil slick dye. However, I was starting to think about this because I didn't have a pet...
  11. 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...
  12. tameem

    Leaving bird home for vacation. Advice?

    Some context: It's a 5.5 year old cockatiel, been with us for the majority of its life. From what I know it only likes to be outside of the cage and prefers eating and drinking if out of the cage. We only use the cage for vet visits. On the 21st (figured I'd look for answers in advance), we will...
  13. tameem

    Considering rehoming this bird I had for 5 years

    For more context: I had this 5-year-old whiteface cockatiel for around the same time. The responsibility of taking care of this tiel kind of just fell on me by surprise. This tiel is not supposed to be mine in the first place, my brother is the one who got it then suddenly after a relatively...
  14. PtsOliver

    How to sleep with birds?

    So I have 5 birds ( 2 parakeets and 3 cockatiels) and a service dog. I want to sleep in my room with all 6 of them, but have encountered a few problems. First is my dog. He's got a very low prey drive and in theory should be fine with them, but I'm very anxious about falling asleep with them...
  15. oromichi

    Pictures Fourth day of being a newbie cockatiel owner [4-Months-old]

    Hello everyone! I'm Michelle. I was born in Venezuela, but I moved to Mexico 2 years ago. Lovely and amazing country to be honest! Sadly, here in Mexico City, my boyfriend and I weren't able to find any bird breeders, so we bought our new baby from Petco. Here is Roderick, workers at Petco...
  16. keirieski17

    Titus is gone

    I know I’ve been gone a while, so I’m not sure if anyone here remembers my boy. We found him incredibly lethargic on Sunday morning and rushed him to the emergency vet. They said the kindest thing would be to let him go. Whatever he had that had kept him so skinny for so long finally took...
  17. DustyFluff

    Less waste wishes

    Hi! This is my first post, I am looking to get opinions on the best cockatiel foods for picky eaters. Both seed & pellets. My feathered baby doesn’t like any big pieces and usually pushes all other food to the side and goes for seed or very small food pieces in his bowl. I currently have my tiel...
  18. K

    how to build trust/help stop hissing

    i recently got a cockatiel about a week ago. i want to say he's 9 or so months old, i've named him atlas. i wanted to wait for him to adjust before i let him out of his cage for the first time, but no matter what i do he hisses if i get too close, and i'm worried that he won't get back in the...
  19. ziahr

    Hi!

    Hello guys! It's quite a bummer that I didn't notice this website earlier, but I hope to learn a lot and maybe make some friends! So I've had a history of raising birds, mainly cockatiels and lovebirds, we have a pair of cockatiels (about 6 months) and I want to make them happy/comfortable...
  20. DaniDaring

    Get's bitey when I ask her to step up off my shoulder

    My cockatiel, Sunny, is nearly 3 months old (will be on 10/28/2023), she was hand raised by her breeder and taught the 'step up' command. She does great stepping up when its time to come out of her cage, but after a few hours of hanging out, if I need to go do something outside with one of the...
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