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  1. Hello people ! I need some advice !

    Hello everyone ! I need some help regarding my little :pied: friend. His name is Michael and he is 14 years old. He has this weird thing : whenever he sees a blanket/ rag/ carpet moving he starts to scream a lot . He is literally getting into berserk mode and becomes very protective with that...
  2. My untamed cockatiel masturbates on me?

    Training and Bonding
    So I've had my cockatiel Rocky for about a month now, and he's super aggressive. If I walk past his cage, he'll hiss and lunge towards me. If I stand by his cage and lift up my hand to say, scratch my face, he'll hiss and start banging his beak on the cage ;; He really obviously hates hands. If...
  3. Flying attacks/aggression

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi ! So I'm considering consulting a behaviorist for this, because I don't really know what's going on, but I'm gonna try this forum first. (re-using this summary from another post) To summarize Mocha a bit, he's 3 and a half years old, he's a male cockatiel, and I got him from a good breeder...
  4. Taming Two Cockatiel Mates

    Training and Bonding
    Hi there, first time poster desperate for some advice. Like most people I didn't do enough research before getting my birds. Me and my boyfriend really wanted a cockatiel, since his grand mother had one that was very friendly, we spend months waiting for someone to sell them as we had no pet...
  5. Randomly attacks me

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi I have my own hand raised cockatiel Chickenwing, as soon as she started to molt her feathers she starting to get aggressive, I knew this was normal, but shes way over that now and she randomly attacks me, ill be giving her scratches and she'll be fine, and then she'll attack me again, she...
  6. Aggressive Cockatiel

    Training and Bonding
    Hi, I've had my male cockatiel, Belly :pearl: , for just over a year now and he is very aggressive. He used to be relatively nice but then got more and more aggressive. We got him hand-reared from a breeder at 6 weeks. In his cage he shows no signs of aggressive behaviour, knows lots of...
  7. Identify Behavior

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello, Indie very frequently will do the following: reach down, bite his foot while making a garbled, kind of angry sounding noise. Then, he will stare right at me and do it again. This behavior is commonly associated with him pecking his perch and singing. It looks like aggressive...
  8. Mirror Behaviour

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi :) So. I have been looking for a mate for Drogo. But I have put a mirror in his cage recently, and he alternates between aggressively attacking it and cuddling it. Do you think this is how he would behave with a mate or is it hard to say? Thanks!
  9. I need advice for my "new" male 'tiel.

    Training and Bonding
    Okay, I brought Jupiter home about a month ago, I've sat next to the cage talking with him, whistling to him, and reading him stories. And he really seems to love me and my husband, whistling and making kissy noises at us. The person I bought him from said he was aggressive, which he's not, I...
  10. need an expert tip plz

    Cockatiel Talk
    hello evry one, i always want it a pet a had a cat once than a dog but life is short for some species and left me but now i couldn't get another dog bcs i moved to the city so i ve done some researches on bird and was fascinated by cockatiels so i got one two weeks a go. let me tell u abt my...
  11. Help: Is my bird scared of me, or bonding with me?

    Training and Bonding
    Hello all, I am pet-sitting a cockatiel while its owner is overseas. I'm trying to do my best by this little guy, but this is the first bird I've ever cared for and there's a lot I don't know. I'm hoping you guys can help me understand one of his stranger behaviors. Summary: I made a movie of...
  12. An Angry Bird

    Training and Bonding
    Hi everyone, I just joined this forum today, and I hope someone can help me with my bird. We have a male cockatiel named Smookey we have owned for about 8 years. While my memory of him when we first bought him is hazy, I do recall a more kind and friendly bird, one who would enjoy his head...
  13. Why does my bird attack his toys???

    Training and Bonding
    My bird has a sweet nature never bites, loves for people to be around. But just lately he has been attacking two of his toys, ones a plastic sunflower with a mirror and bell and the other is a rope with wood shapes. He never really did this before he used to just grab the bell with his mouth and...
  14. Bad dad?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    My mama cockatiel has 2 babies that are 4 weeks old. She is so loving with her babies. Papa cockatiel is also caring for his babies when it comes to feeding and protecting them. But papa cockatiel sometimes goes inside the nest and plucks a few tiny feathers under the chick. This rarely happens...
  15. Cockatiels not getting along

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, Firstly I am new to this forum so hello everyone :) Ok so I started out by buying a lutino female cockatiel, from the day I got her when she was 8 weeks old, she seemed a bit snappy, but I thought as time went on she would settle down. About 3 months later I bought a yellow and grey boy at...