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  1. ReanuG

    Help! Bump above my cockatiels beak!

    Hello, I hope someone can help me. I have a 16-year-old female cockatiel, which is in great health. However, I’ve noticed a few months ago a small growth above her right nostril/Beak, it appears to be a lump, I’m concerned since it’s been growing substantially over the past few months. I’m...
  2. scremme

    Pictures Scary Bump (>_<)

    Hello guys, I’m hoping for some more opinions on something! A few months ago, I adopted a sweet baby boy and named him Cricket. He is currently about 4 months old and is going through his first molt. He has many pin feathers on and around his head right now, so the other night, I was...
  3. B

    Am I doing something wrong with training??

    Okay so its been a couple days since I last posted and I'm just losing all hope. I'll try and explain. My cockatiel Theo (barely 5 months now) was getting so good at stepping up and once in a while he would do it without millet! I've had him for about 5 maybe 6 weeks. I trained with him for...
  4. E

    Avoiding bumble foot and diet problems for my amputiel.

    Hello, I'm kind of concerned about some things regarding my cockatiel, who is an amputee and has nerve damage on her other leg. Currently, she is in a hospital like set up in her cage with towels as bedding. I'm really worried about the possibility of bumble foot. I used to own guinea pigs and I...
  5. S

    Cockatiel Head Drooping

    First time poster here! I have recently noticed that my cockatiels head has been significantly dropping. He is very inactive and often spends most of his time just relaxing on a perch, but now his head is hanging very low and he appears to be shutting his eyes alot. I can't tell if this is...
  6. D

    Why my tiel still hates my presence?

    Hey guys! So, its been about 3 months since I brought home my tiel, and he takes millet from my hand, but if I approach without millet, he just hisses at my hand, and even if I have my hand behind my back, he shakes like a leaf. What can I do to alleviate some of his fear? Been feeding him...
  7. R

    Cockatiels Constantly Mating?

    Hey! I've had 2 clutches of chicks now (5 eggs in each, all hatching with 2 chicks surviving the first clutch and 3 the second). I had taken the first 2 chicks out for hand raising, waited a bit and then taken the main nesting box out. By this time, however, they'd already started mating and I...
  8. R

    Begining Hand Feeding Forum

    Hello, I have 4 cockatiel chicks, and I am wanting to hand feed them I have done extensive research into it and am prepared for the responsibility. The oldest chick is almost exactly 3 weeks old but the problem I have encountered is that he will beg for food but when I put a small drop of food...
  9. B

    He's being so different!

    I'm so confused. My cockatiel Theo for the past couple days will NOT step up. I'll have the millet right there and he instead goes for my hand, nonstop biting. I back up, turn around for a couple seconds and wait, then keep trying but he'll either attack my fingers like crazy or turn his back on...
  10. Ria

    Cockatiel vomited - pls help

    Hello, I’m new here. I need some help. Earlier today one of my cockatiels vomited and had watery droppings (some normal green fecal matter with white Urates and mostly urine). I was about to check a blood feather on him when he got spooked and started flying about and then landed on the cage and...
  11. C

    Converting to pellets

    Hello, I recently recieved my diseased grandmother's female pied cockatiel. Bernie, said cockatiel hasn't exactly had the best living condition. Always sitting in her cage with a blanket over it. Sadly she had been on a diet of parakeet seed, which I am currently trying to change. I've tried...
  12. flockof.4


    Hi there. I’m Meghan, and I have four birds. One parakeet, one cockatiel, and two green cheek conures. I did have another parakeet but he unfortunately passed away in mid January. He was my very first bird. His name was Blue (budgie) and I got him July 16th, 2018. I wanted to get him a friend...
  13. Aleja0794

    Urgent Cockatiel vomiting clear liquid

    Tonight around 7 pm I noticed my 6 year old cockatiel with his eyes slightly closed like when they are just waking up, but kept them like that for a long time so I started to check up on him and noticed some sticky yellowish liquid around his face. Then while I was calling a vet to see if they...
  14. B

    Help with nipping cockatiel - newish

    Okay, so Theo is amazing! I've had him for like 3 maybe 4 weeks. I love him and I think we have a good relationship. He is finally talking to me sometimes and I'll imitate him and it can go on for a while, its super entertaining! Everytime I leave the room he chirps a little and I chirp back...
  15. 2

    Cockatiel color mutation unknown

    hello, I purchased a cockatiel last week from a local pet store and was wondering if anyone can tell me if he has had his first molt yet, and what his color mutation is, I’ve attached pictures. Thanks!! p.s. I was also wondering if anyone has any tips for taming him
  16. BirbBirdy

    New cage suggestions for my cockatiel

    Hi all, I have recently gotten a new cockatiel, along with him, I brought a new cage for temporary use until I could find a larger cage suited for him when he grows larger. The cage I have now is of minimum size for a cockatiel and I would like to get another soon but I have had no luck for...
  17. E

    Advice for toes following bad break

    Hey there, about 2 months ago, my (then 4 month old) cockatiel suffered a horrible injury to both legs. One leg had to be amputated and the other has been in a cast since the break. He just got his cast off yesterday and we're taking things slowly. I know things won't be a hundred percent right...
  18. A

    My cockatiel won't eat sunflower seeds or anything hard!! How do I teach him?

    Hey, everyone. I'm a new member here so forgive me if I'm not following any conventions. So I got a cockatiel recently. He's 6 months old and haven't had his first molt yet. The seller said he's a male so I'm calling it a he. So my problem is that he cannot bite into anything that's hard...
  19. Mili

    Pictures Is my cockatiels wing broken?

    Its been like this for a while. She is okey, she is flying and climbing its just when she sits, one of her wings drop. She seems to be less active than the male cockatiel i have. but she is also about 6 years older than him. Is this normal or should i be concerned? I did go to one Vet, she gave...