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  1. elitys

    Introducing GCC to Cockatiel

    My GCC, Poppy, finally met my boyfriend's tiel, Baby, today and she hated him! She was such a mean girl! Baby was being so sweet, had his heart wings out and was singing at her, but Poppy got all puffy-necked and tried to bite him. We went to a neutral area in my house (the kitchen) and I set...
  2. J

    Baby Cockatiel Stunted Growth - Help!

    Hi Folks, We recently rescued a tiel from a very bad situation. He/She has been on a course of antibiotics since and seen an avian vet. We have hovered over and had many sleepless nights caring for baby. As time has progressed (Fitz) has been doing better and recently became a fledgling. Our...
  3. Raffy

    I'm new! :)

    Hi, i'm very excited to finally join this forum, it's been a while since i've been browsing trough it :) I'm Raffy and i've got a 5 months old cockatiel for about a month now and it has been a wonderful experience so far! even though the training is super confusing lol. I hope i can find help...
  4. brinney

    Urgent Nail cut too short

    My spouse was cutting our cockatiel Lio’s nails, and cut one too short when he wriggled in his towel burrito. It was bleeding a lot, we put cornstarch on it and it stopped for awhile. The toe got wet though, and started bleeding a lot again. For now it’s stopped, but we’re concerned about him...
  5. sydneytiel

    Second cockatiel??

    Hii! I'm new to the site (so I hope I'm posting this in the right section hahaha) and I would like to ask some advice: I got my first cockatiel ever a month ago, she (I think it's a she) spends most of her time outside her cage, loves to cuddle and always wants to be with me. Should I get her a...
  6. R

    Urgent Cockatiel - Very mild swelling between Nostril and Eye, towards the Eye side

    Hello, I need help here, I wish to prevent anything from developing from this new very small swelling near the eye. Maybe swelling is a word too strong. It's very subtle. She's a cockatiel of almost 2.7 years of age by now. I fear it's an infection and I wanna know how I can prevent it from...
  7. B

    convincing parents to get a pet bird.

    hey! so i’ve been wanting a bird for quite a while now and am starting to save up money. i’m specifically wanting a cockatiel, but i’m not quite sure how to get my parents on board with the idea. i haven’t asked yet my my mom is pretty stubborn about animals. i realize that birds are a HUGE...
  8. L

    Weird white stubs under feathers

    I I recently noticed these weird things under my cockatiels feathers. He bites them and white stuff comes off. I haven’t touched them yet. I don’t know how long he has had them. What are they? I’m worried for him
  9. F

    Adult Female Cockatiel Breeding

    Hello, I have had my female cockatiel for 5 1/2 years now. She is doing great, but I really got interested in breeding this year. I am confident i will be able to do it, although i need some helpful tips. If I buy her a male mate and put him in a cage next to her for a while, will they become...
  10. M

    Urgent Cockatiel Chicks help!

    Hi! I am a first time cockatiel chick parent, and so are my cockatiels. I did not want them to breed, but no matter how much I changed their routine to discourage egg-laying and mating, they still ended up with a clutch. (Will separate female and male after this.) Three eggs were laid, three...
  11. T

    911 Help me, my cockatiel is having tumor on right eye!!

    One of my cockatiel has an eye problem. It started around march 4th. At the begining, there was some wet discharge from the right eye. I believe its itching cause she scratch a lot. I went to the vet, they give me 2 eye drops. One of which seems to be anti biotic. Since the situation doesnt...
  12. Parrontof6

    New time member! I would like to introduce my tiels’!

    Carmen (18F) pearl and Delilah (8F and blind) lutino! My girls are precious to me! ❤️ I included two pictures of each girl from one of the bird play stands.
  13. S

    Cockatiel Stroke Aftercare

    So my cockatiel seemed to have a mini stroke this morning. We took him to the vet and based on his xray his doctor thinks he has atherosclerosis. He has had heart problems for a long time and is now 14. He’s okay now but I was told there’s not much they can do for him other than blood pressure...
  14. LoveToki

    6 week old cockatiel making quiet cry, not food screech, sounds different

    Does anyone know what this cry means, it sounds kind of sad. Moki does it quiet often, mostly when I get close, sometimes when he/she eats. Moki is currently sleeping on my shoulder and I might die from cuteness. I digress, here is a quick clip of the sound. Is it just confusion maybe? It is...
  15. E

    Cockatiel hurt her leg?

    I’ve had this cockatiel for alittle over 2 weeks . She was untrained and now we have her to the point where she will climb onto our fingers when she thinks we have food. She isnt afraid of us as much as she was before. Just today we had her on our finger and we walked alittle bit further from...
  16. LoveToki

    Can anyone identify this mutation?

    Ive been trying to figure out the sex of this mothers babies. It may be fruitless since I dont know what Dad looked like..but I figured worth a shot. :D Here is Mom- and her babies (per the breeder) are 2 white faced..one cinnamon pied and one lutino cinnamon.
  17. Nicole Bred

    Bad Bird Mom?

    hi, i’ve been feeling a little crappy and like a bad bird mom, because i’m working a lot and when i’m not working i’m tired and sleeping so i’m not spending a lot of time with him. i try and sit in the living room and do my homework with him as much as i can but sometimes i feel like not taking...
  18. C

    Why does my cockatiel male keep trying to feed(?) a baby that's not his?

    Does the question make sense? I've adopted an adult male cockatiel (Miu), he's very sweet and tame. We've had him for a few years now. Recently my mom brought home a 3 week old cockatiel chick, Miu is very interested and always observes me feeding the baby. Whenever he gets close to the baby...
  19. C

    Accidentally forgot to check the chick crop before feeding, worried that I may have overfed. Advice?

    Hi, so I'm not a breeder, I used to foster baby birds for people who didn't know better than to purchase a <4 week old chick. All the chicks I helped with from 2 weeks to 9 weeks were always fine. I never panicked like this. My mom recently brought home a 3 week old cockatiel chick. Normal...
  20. CateyBear

    Urgent Cockatiel hit her head

    My cockatiel Bernie recently got frightened and flew around the house before ultimately hitting the cabinets hard. My mom said she would be okay as long as she doesn't hit anything again, because she is alert and doesn't show signs of concussion. I would jusut like to have a second opinion on...