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Can you soak some pellets in hot water and offer some mushy warm pellets? Babies often regress some when they are moved to a new environment and often need a bit of extra TLC or babying, it is a comforting reassuring thing.
 

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Oh that's interesting, I can try that.
Thanks everyone for the help, I was really worried there was something "wrong" I feel much better in helping her more.
 

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My bird was refusing all meals from the breeder for a while before I brought him home because he was a big boy and eating on his own..... he begged for baby food the first night at my house and was given it any time he wanted it. He was always so happy and content after his warm mushy pellets- I actually grind them to powder them up and I still give him a warm bowl of wet pellet paste every night which he loves most nights.
 

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My bird was refusing all meals from the breeder for a while before I brought him home because he was a big boy and eating on his own..... he begged for baby food the first night at my house and was given it any time he wanted it. He was always so happy and content after his warm mushy pellets- I actually grind them to powder them up and I still give him a warm bowl of wet pellet paste every night which he loves most nights.
So do I feed it to her or let her feed herself?
 

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If she wants to take it from your hands or a teaspoon then by all means feed her if you want- if she wants it in a bowl on her own then that is fine too :)

Edit: Just make sure it is not too hot ;)
 

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I agree, she sounds hungry. Make sure she has access to food she will eat all day long, and you should start weighing her.
 

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My cockatiel makes those noises when eating millet from me (but louder). He's fully grown so sometimes birds can be strangeo_O
 

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That's the complaining noise. Callisto only does it if I get too close with my hands or handle her. She's a strange bird. Sweet, never bites, but doesn't generally like being handled.
Since yours is a baby and is doing this frequently I agree with others that she probably is hungry. Good idea to get a gram scale and weigh her daily. You can get formula and feed her using a spoon or put some of the formula in a dish and let her eat that on her own. You can also moisten and soften pellets with some warm water and see if she will eat that. Don't leave the formula or moistened pellets in the dish for too long. Do this when you will be home so you can remove the formula/moistened pellets in a timely manner.
 

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I will, I will find weight guidelines for her and monitor it. Should I be weighing the food too?
You don’t have to weigh the food unless you want to know how much she eats, but with the amount that is spilled it’s really hard to tell. Cockatiels don’t usually over eat, so I would just make sure she is eating and has access to food all day. @iamwhoiam has some good suggestions for enticing her to eat.
 

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its reassuring to know that they dont overeat, I did wonder about that.
...they don't, as a rule "over eat".... ;)
 

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Omg my bird makes exactly the same sound. He's 3 months old. He makes that sound when we give him millet and occasionally when we give him scritches. I assumed it was a happy noise.
 
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