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cockatiel

  1. Teza2plays

    Essential Oils?

    I got an essential oil diffuser for Christmas this year and was wondering if it would be safe to use around my parrots? It would be kept in separate room from my parrots and would only be on for about an hour each day. I was also wondering what essential oils would be safe and which would be...
  2. sydneytiel

    Advice needed!! Two plane flights in the same summer?

    Hi everyone (I hope I have chosen the right topic). I have been offered a summer job in the UK - which I'm really excited about - yet I would never take it if I couldn't take my birds with me. UK requisites apart, I would like to know your opinion because I am not sure what to do: is getting my...
  3. 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?
  4. B

    Cockatiel - gagging/retching (no vomiting) only in late afternoon?

    Hi there, My cockatiel seems to have a time specific symptom. Late afternoon, around 3pm onwards, when he eats he starts doing a vomiting gesture but he is not regurgitating on me, a mirror, a toy, nor is any vomit coming up. A few weeks ago he DID vomit (twice) and he stayed overnight. Other...
  5. KJsChicken

    Nail clipping help

    Hi! I'm a first time bird owner, had my rescue cockatiel for about 3 months (I was told she was around 2). We've had very little problems. Her nails aren't too bad right now, but I'd like to train/get ahead of the game when it comes to nail trimming. I don't feel like taking her to the vet for...
  6. Dandelion

    Which mutations do you think this little guy has?

    I think he's a pastel face, but he also looks quite a bit lighter than a normal grey. I thought it was kind of funny that only two of the feathers on his body are yellow, and they're both under his tale
  7. F

    Cockatiel fun

    Can anyone please tell me where to buy a good play gym for cockatiels, I don’t trust Amazon and I’m from Saudi Arabia and don’t know where to buy from and Etsy is over the top expensive , help me!!!
  8. Eqiine

    Feet looking less crusty after misting

    Hey! I just wanted to share a bit of my surprise. (In retrospect, this is so glaringly obvious). I’ve started misting my Tiel down every day or so (it’s starting to really warm up here) and I’ve just realised how much better her feet look. They used to be scaly and dry-looking, but now they...
  9. T

    Unsure what to do

    I got a cockatiel almost 2 months ago now and it is no closer to being tame or bonding than it was when I got it. It hisses and bites, and man does it bite hard sometimes, and then just tries to get away. It isn't sociable and I mean that. It doesn't care if someone is with it or not. I don't...
  10. XII28

    Please help.

    My female cockatiel has been laying eggs, I bought her fake eggs to try make her stop. She has laid 3 so far. She just flew onto my head 20 minutes ago and laid something on me which appears to be a very broken, almost soggy egg? A yellow/orange liquid has came out of it. I have attached photos...
  11. Q

    Cockatiel Sound Meaning

    Hello, my cockatiel makes an interesting sound and I don't understand what it means: https://youtube.com/shorts/CStwKaQN9v0?feature=share Is he happy or sad?
  12. T

    Cockatiel attacking me but not my mum

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get some advice. My two cockatiels (3yrs old) currently have three eggs, both parents take turns incubating. The problem is that every morning when I go into the aviary to feed them, the male full on dive bombs me and bites hard enough to draw blood. We...
  13. haze

    Doves and Tiels?

    A friend of mine is rehoming his ringneck dove to me next month, but I just heard that it can be dangerous to keep other birds with birds that produce dust, such as my cockatiel. Would it be a bad idea to keep the dove in the same room as my tiel? If I can't keep them in the same room he will...
  14. K

    Urgent Is her vent normal? Help!

    Is her vent/pooping normal?? Sorry for the graphic video. She has had problems before, her vet is away for his wedding. I can’t get in touch with him for 10 days. She’s been having inconsistent droppings I need to know if this can wait for her vet or not, it’s extremely difficult to find someone...
  15. MayJ

    Does a male Cinnamon Pearl Cheekspot darken after molting?

    I wonder if this bird I have now is the same one I have lost before. Can anyone help me figure this out? I lost my male Cockatiel (4 months old) on June 25, 2022 before molting, 3-4 months after, someone caught a similar one and reached out to me. The only difference I noticed is the intensity...
  16. D

    Can a peach-fronted conure live with a cockatiel?

    Hey guys, so I have three cockatiels... They live loose in a room of their own plus a very large place in the garden, which is closed. I want to buy a peach fronted conure, but I don't have cages to separate them and I wanted to breed them together. As I have a space of more or less 100m², would...
  17. M

    Extremely anxious and skittish outside of cage!

    Hello, my first ever post! Let me know if there is anything I can improve based on format of my first thread post. Anyways, to get to the point. My young cockatiel who I have had for almost a year now is very sweet. He is loving and is not afraid of my hands or my face. He sings and does not...
  18. D

    Parrot boarding

    Hello! I am from Arkansas, and I was wondering if anyone had advise on choosing a pet sitter/boarding. I’m planning on painting my bedroom soon, which is where my cockatiels cage is and I’m worried about the fumes of the paint making them sick or killing them. Thank you!
  19. Poochibird

    Cockatiel mating me

    Hello, lol as you can see by the title my cockatiel has started mating my sweater. It’s the first time he has done it, at least I think that’s what he’s doing. He will wag his tail and rub his butt on me. hes my only bird so he doesn’t have a mate, I’d like some advice how to not encourage...
  20. F

    Urgent Female Lutino Cockatiel (3 years old) Recurring vomiting after treatment.

    Help please, my Female Lutino Cockatiel (3 years old) Hendrix has been having a peculiar issue. She had a vomiting spell early in the morning about a month ago. After the vomiting persisted in 30 minute intervals, we took her to an emergency avian vet who checked her crop and gave her...
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