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  1. outmaww

    first anniversary! ...beak coloration?

    it's my baby's first anniversary with me as of yesterday! I haven't been on here as much because I realized that a lot of my questions were simple Google searches, and that I wanted to learn as I went along, not rely so heavily on others. it's been amazing! however, I do have one now. my little...
  2. lioen


    So i had some mating birds for a while now, and one egg just finally hatched!! im so excited, but the information online is a bit scattered. It says i should remove it for handfeeding 3 weeks from birth, but it doesn't specify what to put in the formula, what tools to use, etc. I'm new to this...
  3. Y

    Cockatiel feather problem? deformity?

    I've had my tiel for about 2 years, he was around 2 when I got him. Recently some of his feathers have been deformed, about 3-4 since very early march. Its not always the same feather/from the same place and some of the feathers he loses are normal. To my knowledge he has never been clipped, I'm...
  4. Lev

    How do I get my birds to adjust to a cage?

    So I've had my two cockatiels, both male, for over a year now. Jo is around 16 months and Niel has just turned a year old. Thing is, family agreed to let them roam freely around the house at first (and a big cage was way too expensive for me to afford then) so aside from bedtime, they've been...
  5. •|R o c k y|•

    cockatiel taming?

    I have had a cockatiel for a few months now, and have now had the time to tame him (previously he wasn’t mine but now he is, long story). He is comfortable coming up to me through his cage bars or on top of his cage to look at me. Sometimes he does hiss and I slowly back away to give him space...
  6. H

    Frayed Feathers Breaking off

    See pictures. Got Gretel as a fledgling last August. Her feathers were in rough shape and was told it was normal for fledglings to have roughed up feathers. Well 6+ months with a proper diet -(seed, veggie grain chop and Harrison pellets)later her feathers look a LOT better, but feathers are...
  7. Lev

    Do I stop the cockatiel trying to mate with furniture...?

    So. Year-old male cockatiel, JoJo, has been trying to 'mate' with sofa cushions. He's got a 9 month old male cockatiel friend, who hasn't shown signs of masturbation like Jo does. I cannot get him a mate, nor remove the cushions. Whenever I catch him in the action I distract the boy and tap the...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. 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!!!
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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?
  19. 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...
  20. 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...