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  1. Please HELP! Any advice appreciated!

    Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    Hey everyone👋! I'm new here, my name's Estella and I'm close to bringing home a sweet little cockatiel 🥳! I stumbled across this forum and decided to join :). I have a a question about housing... I have narrowed down the cages down to two- Option 1-...
  2. New cockatiel do’s and dont’s

    Hi everyone. We just got a cockatiel yesterday evening. I’m just wondering if you have tips on what to do and what not to do as this is our first bird. I’ve read in a lot of places not to let the out of the cage for the first few days however Sunny seems to be getting super antsy and is pacing...
  3. Flew into Window

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello! My cockatiel Amelia flew pretty hard into a window about an hour ago. She seemed stunned but okay initially - breathing heavy and had lost quite a few fluffy little feathers. I've been sitting with her and she has been preening herself. She can walk, fly, and eat. BUT, I have noticed...
  4. New with cockatiel, really need advices (Health, food, etc.)

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello, I’ve a new Cockatiel since last Tuesday, we’ve make huge improvements since then, he let’s me touch him and he loves perching into my shoulder and chew onto my hair. Since I've read so many posts and information towards some subjects... different answers came and it has confused me to no...
  5. Late weaning

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello everyone, My tiel is already 3 months and i'm still handfeeding it.. She knows how to eat by herself, i now feed her once or twice a day, but if i feel her chest i can touch the bones so i think she is very skinny. The vet told me that by now she should already eat withouth any...
  6. Roommates?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello, Talk Cockatiels! Have any of you ever lived with roommates, with your birds? I am moving to the California Bay Area and getting a new job. My pay will be lower and the rent will be higher. So I'm thinking about roommates. However, in the past, I have had bad experiences with...
  7. Advice with two young cockatiels (brother and sister)

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi Everyone, This is my first post on here, it's so good to have a community I can ask about my beautiful birds. I recently got two babies (Lily and Daisy, 7 weeks old - they are now ~12-13 weeks old), they are brother and sister and were inseparable from the beginning, I was initially going...
  8. 3 Cockatiel problem

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I am a new member on this forum but in desperate need of your knowledge/help. I have 3 Cockatiels 2 females 1 is 7 and one is about 4 years old and 1 male who is around 7 years old, the problem that i have PTSD and the birds will not stop screaming this is the...
  9. Reflection Lover?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Heya everyone, WolfyV here! So recently Hermes has been taking quite the liking to his mirror toy within his cage.. quite a bit, actually. He licks it, chirps at it, snuggles up close to it, and outright stares at it for hours on end. I know that among most males this is normal, but he rarely...
  10. How to post pictures in a bigger size?

    Cockatiel Pictures
    So I wanted to know how to post big and clear pictures because I want calitiels to make me signature and she asked for bright, big and clear photos. I only know how to post the picture as a thumbnail, so any advice will be appreciated.
  11. Help! New cockatiel screaming won't stop!

    Training and Bonding
    Our new 4 month old cockatiel has started screaming these past few days. Today it has been awful. We bought him 2 weeks ago and he was totally hand fed and hand raised by humans. He has never been without humans spoiling him at all hours of the day before and now that he's adjusted, he screams...
  12. Cockatiel Training Books

    Training and Bonding
    Hello everyone! Here I would like you all to recommend the best cockatiel training book that you have ever read. One that really gets your bird into training. One that has some good tricks to teach. Good advice and fast results. Thank you!!!! JJ and Pip :cinnamon:
  13. Veggie & Other Food Meal Plan?

    Food And Nutrition
    Hello, So I was planning on introducing my cockatiel to veggies, cereals and protein foods very soon, however I'm not really sure if the plan I have come up with is good or not? I have been reading quiet a few things on what cockatiels can eat and I came up with this. Please give me any advice...
  14. getting a WF tiel!

    Cockatiel Talk
    here is mum and dad :) this is their first time getting to have their eggs hatch, last season was their first laying season and their eggs were stolen. 5/5 of their eggs have hatched - I think I'll be getting one :) Sadie & Archie will be in their existing cage, and the new tiel will go in...
  15. Letting Wings Grow--Keeping Bird Safe

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi Cockatiel Talk participants! :-) I am looking for advice on keeping my 14-year-old male cockatiel, Conrad :tiel4:, safe; while letting him finally have his wings and learn to fly a little bit. Does anyone have tips on keeping a bird from flying away, while letting his wings grow...
  16. My little girl is growing up!

    Cockatiel Talk
    This afternoon, I found Sadie rubbing her back against a toy, "cooing". I moved the toy to where she couldn't rub, what else can I do? Don't want her to keep stimulating herself so that she lays an egg, or becomes egg bound.
  17. Louisiana or Texas? Or anyone really with advice

    Cockatiel Talk
    Is anyone on here from LA? Or Texas? I moved here "LA" last summer and have of late considered getting a new tiel, problem is: i can't seem to find any breeders! I've googled breeders but not sure where else to look. None of the local pet stores impress me- having bad reviews and a dirty...
  18. Sick cockatiel passes out, looks weak and has odd behaviors.

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello, My name is Stephanie and my Bird's name is Bastion, who is an 8 year old cockatiel. I brought Bastion to the vet about a month and a half ago because he looked like he was falling asleep, even though it was the morning, his eating was off, and he was showing many weird behaviors...
  19. Maybe someone can take this tiel off my hands?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello, this may sound terrible, but I cannot take living with my cockatiel any longer. I love him to death, but I don't seem like the one that should be taking care of him. I have migraines literally every day, and a terrible allergy to the dust. I can't get him to eat anything but seed and...
  20. cut on chestbone?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    hello there, i was giving sadie a mist, and the little dear decided to 'fly' down (her wing is clipped). after her misting, she was on the floor, near the door chirping to the wild birds and i picked her up and realised she was bleeding (i suspect she may have hit my engagement ring when she...