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  1. Birdman696

    Indoor aviary cohabiting

    Hi, so I’ve recently decided to convert my new dog crate into a sort of indoor aviary as my dog doesn’t use it. It’s 94cm wide, 55cm wide and 61cm deep. And as there is an opening at the top i plan on putting a cage with similar height and depth measurements on top. I have 2 budgies, 2...
  2. Clairdelun

    Bird growing distant

    Ive had my tiel since she was 2 weeks old .Now she is 1 year and 5 months old.She used to be very much tamed and liked to hang out with me all day long. Since back then she is the only bird I owned I could pay it a lot of attention. She follows most of my commands and didn't bite. Just one...
  3. snapeybird


    So it was around 10:30am and my bird was chill, it was fine sat next to me on a perch, very tame and lovely, but he started freaking out for no reason and flew into at least 3 walls and now it's bleeding from the image you can see here, I'm not sure what to do, I've put water on the injury and...
  4. doucmates

    Urgent I need advice asap

    After months of searching and contacting lots of vets near the area I thought I finally found an avian vet but I was wrong. My cockatiel had constant yawning, sneezing and clicky breathing and nothing else. I went to the appointment and he checked her poop under a microscope and done x-rays to...
  5. P

    Aviary plants that work well

    Hello!! Can anyone help me. I have an aviary but would like to add shrubs and trees etc to make it more interesting. I already have a plant wall on the outside of the aviary with vegetables and fruit that I feed them. I was wondering if anyone already has an established aviary with a certain...
  6. ArielleN

    Pictures Male or Female for a Baby?

    This is a baby cinnamon pied pearl I am adopting soon. Since this will be my first cockatiel (I've only ever been a budgie fiend), I am wondering if any seasoned owners here would be able to see any sign of whether they are potentially male or female. I know I will be able to tell after the...
  7. XII28

    Can my cockatiel eat parakeet food?

    My cockatiel is an extremely picky eater and I bought her a big bag of this cockatiel fruit mix but she hasn't touched it. I thought I'd try something new but accidentally purchased this parakeet fruit cocktail, I didn't realize it was for parakeets but it looked better than the fruit mix I...
  8. Z

    Sudden death

    My cockatiel pair had their first clutch of five the two youngest died the next day another one passed away I took the last two out to hand feed within hours my male passed away. The two babies are currently doing well so is mom. Could my male have died from me taking the two babies out? No...
  9. cricketiel

    Diagnosed with Avian Gastric Yeast

    My 2 year old cockatiel was just diagnosed with avian gastric yeast (AGY) and started on 0.2 mL of Amp B every 12 hours for 10 days, but I am still worried. Reading about this disease is quite scary, and I am really at a loss of what to do. Is there a possibility that this could be another...
  10. Z

    Cause of sickness

    Hi everyone, so long story short I'm here in hopes of finding some imput as to what caused the sickness and later death of my tiel. I had 3 tiels, one male and two females. Last Tuesday my male was his normal self, I typically let them out of the cage when I get home from work, and they all stay...
  11. B

    Urgent Male cockatiel threw up clear vomit. Reason for panic of not?

    Sorry for the long post. I am not really sure how else to call the title, but i think it's good enough. Wednesday evening, i believe it was around 22:15, i took my bird to his sleeping cage. He has a bigger cage in the living room, but sleeps in a smaller cage in my bedroom. I always have to...
  12. P

    Cockatiel love triangle (please help)

    I recently purchased two baby cockatiels, both hand reared, gender unknown but from their behaviour so far I think they may both be male. I decided to get two at the same time because I travel a couple times a year for work and wanted them to bond to each other so they have each other while I am...
  13. K

    My 3-month cockatiel has pink/red nose?help :(

    Hello! I am new to the forum. I joined because I need help to know if my cockatiel is okay or if it needs anything :( I've noticed its nose being kind of red, and I don't know what may have caused it or what is causing it. However, sometimes it gets back to its normal color (the part of the nose...
  14. S

    My 1.5 to 2 month lutino cockatiel has a bald spot on his back of head/neck

    I got the 1.5 to 2 months old Lutino cockatiel 2 days ago and it seems that she has a bald spot on back of her head/neck, she has these pointed hairs or something pointy on the bald spot. I am not sure if this is something concerning, please help! I attached the photos of her.
  15. cricketiel

    Does mating dancing mean eggs?

    Hi everyone! I'm sure I'm just being a hyper-paranoid bird mom right now, but my 2 year old female cockatiel keeps doing a little mating call/dance and I am terrified that it means she is going to lay soon. I took her to the vet last time that she did this and she didn't have any eggs at the...
  16. H

    Breeding white face’s

    I have a female cinnamon white face split to pied and a male white face split to pied and another visual pied cinnamon white face male. I’ve heard breeding same mutations can cause some issues and I’m just curious on if she bred with either of them what issues would arise? I’m not planning to...
  17. TBOWMAN006

    Just got a cockatiel :)

    I've been interested in birds for years and mainly just outdoor birds for that matter. But about last month I started researching cockatiels and fell in love. I just brought home a 3 month old baby male cockatiel. (Atleast I think it's a male. DNA test pending) he already says pretty bird and is...
  18. KatieKess

    Best UV Lighting for Birds, Self Mutilation, NEED ADVICE! Please

    Hey everyone! I have a cockatiel named Marvin, and he’s been struggling with self mutilation for the past year. I have actually taken him to the vet 7 times, and we still have no luck in getting the issue resolved. He’s been in collars (which absolutely depressed him), on various medications...
  19. LoveToki

    Is my cockatiel about to lay eggs?

    The past two nights around 6pm, Moki has been quietly sitting with her tail a little bent down. She has been trying to shred tissues and she’s been looking for a nest (I guess) I try to stop this behavior as much as I can and I put her to sleep for around 14 hours a night recently. I will make...
  20. 123delrey

    stressed out cockatiel :(

    recently, my family got a new cockatiel after our beloved conure passed away. this cockatiel is 10 years old and we adopted him from a shelter. we have had him for about a week and he is very anxious. he will start screaming at the top of his lungs, he bites and attacks everyone, he chews on his...