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  1. Is it normal to be really nervous upon bringing home my bird?

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    (This is mostly a rant/vent) Hi, so I finally got to bring Apollo home today, yay! He's around 3.5 months old right now. I've done all the research in the world but I'm still so nervous about him being here. He's in his cage right now and I can see him and he's constantly shaking. I read up and...
  2. My little beanie baby!

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    I got this little guy because he has a splayed leg, soooooo, we couldn't really sell him. Bean was thought to be a white face but his crest and cheeks just popped out some yellow! He was bred in an aviary so I have no idea his parents.
  3. What does this noise mean?

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    Hello, I'm a new cockatiel mommy to Beaker. I've had him for about a week and he is a hand-fed baby. I know I got him only a day or two after they decided he was weaned. Lately he has been making this really strange noise when he is being held. I'm pretty sure it's not that he wants to be left...
  4. My new baby bird, Amelie :D

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    This Saturday I picked up my baby girl, Amelie. She's from an excellent breeder in the south of England (I travelled from central Scotland to pick her up, phew!) and she's the most darling little thing. Here she is on her first day home taking a little nap in my hand: Soooo happy to have...
  5. Harness Training -- Appropriate age & tips?

    Training and Bonding
    I'll be picking up my baby bird (8/9 weeks old) in the next couple of weeks and I was wondering what age is generally acceptable to start harness training, and if there's any advice that any of you could give? Is the Aviator Harness the generally accepted high-standard harness? It's quite warm...
  6. Baby Cockatiel Development Issue

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    I there guys. I just have a couple of concerns, earlier this week I pulled a baby cinnamon (about 3 weeks, didn't pay 100% attention to hatch dates) and it isn't growing the way any of my other cockatiel young have before. It has full flight feathers and tail feathers, but beyond that there's...
  7. Older cockatiel is mad at me for bringing home a new young bird?

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    My 2 year old cockatiel, Cyril, is extremely aggressive towards me since I brought home a 2 month old cockatiel, Brenard. I have them in separate cages in separate rooms, but let them hang out on a towel together on the back of the couch. Cyril now attacks me (blood drawn) when I get near...
  8. Tail Biting

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Was looking for behavior section to post this, but I cannot find one. If you are an administrator and you find this, please move it for me. Thank you. Vivi has been breaking his tail feathers, one by one, for almost as long as I have had him. I've been clipping off the broken, floppy sections...
  9. Shy baby bird

    Training and Bonding
    My new 12 week old cockatiel, Lulu, is very shy. She only gives me the occasional chirp or whistle, when I'm in the room. But as soon as she is alone she starts singing beautifully. Lulu also never bows her head for me to pat her, I found this strange because my old biddy would do it all the...
  10. New Cockatiel baby

    Training and Bonding
    Hi, i'm getting a baby cockatiel soon !! "he" is 6 weeks old and was the only one in the clutch so he is taking longer than normal to wean. i am looking for name suggestions and " someone to take me under there wing haha and teach me some basics of being a new cockatiel owner. i have done tons...