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  1. BABY QUESTIONS. PLS HELP

    Cockatiel Talk
    i just got my baby 2 days ago. its my first time. Can anyone assess my Kiseki.. thank you so much. 1. I handfeed Kiseki with syringe 2. I put Kiseki in a carton box with incandescent light 3. Kiseki has something in his nose 4. The last time I fed Kiseki, he sneezed. I did something different...
  2. My cockatiels are refusing spoon feeding - help!

    Food And Nutrition
    As a preface my two cockatiels are 5-weeks old, and I feed them approx. every 3-4 hrs. I began the weaning process yesterday. I put bits of wholegrain toast in their cage, and after we soaked it overnight (aka this morning) we introduced millet. We switched to spoon feeding instead of the...
  3. Hi! New "abandoned" baby tiel parent (taking advice! a bit of a long post)

    Introductions
    Hey ya'll! [A bit of a (trigger) warning for missing birbs.] So, I've had two cockatiels for around two years now, Romeo and Lestat, and they quite recently had a baby! (they had 3 eggs, but one wasn't strong enough to hatch and was found it too late and the other one died in their first day, I...
  4. Need help with my baby cockatiels!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello! I adopted two baby cockatiels a few days ago who're 3 weeks and 2 days old. I have been feeding them Kaytee formula at 4-hour intervals, except from midnight to 6 am. They're usually hungry by the time I come to feed them and don't mind the schedule. Anyways, onto the questions! 1) I...
  5. When do I move my baby cockatiels to a cage? And am I feeding them correctly?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello! I adopted two baby cockatiels a few days ago who're 3 weeks and 2 days old. I have been feeding them Kaytee formula at 4-hour intervals, except from midnight to 6 am. They're usually hungry by the time I come to feed them and don't mind the schedule. Anyways, onto the questions! 1) I...
  6. New Mom here - need advice

    Training and Bonding
    So, I am a new bird owner and just got an eight week old cockatiel yesterday. We named him Marnie. He was parent raised, so he’s not used to human. If we sit next to the cage, he’s fine. But I tried to give him some spray millet and he took a couple nibbles but then starts to freak out. So, I...
  7. 5 week old baby cockatiel eating less and low in energy.

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi, we're new here and this is our first cockatiel. We didn't know it was frowned upon to get unweaned babies and the seller assured us that it was fine so here we are :( As much as possible I want to care for this baby to the best of my ability and give him everything I can despite being...
  8. Baby constant crying

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I have two babies at the moment both around the same age (fledging age), currently still on 3 feeds a day as they're slow to take interest in seed. No issues health wise with the babies, steady weight if theyre not gaining (at fledging age). One baby constantly cries like it wants food even...
  9. How do I teach my tiel to come out of cage on command?

    Training and Bonding
    I've had my girl for about a month now (she's 4 months old), and we're getting along pretty well; she likes to climb on my shoulder and go around the house with me, but isn't fond of pets/scritches yet. We are still working on the "step up command," and I recently got her some treats to help...
  10. HELP, baby tiel is picking!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I just got home from being on vacation for 10 days with no reception, so I had no way of talking to my baby and my parents were watching her. She is about to turn 4 months old and we've had her almost one month. I came home to notice her picking a LOT of her down feathers. She has no bare...
  11. Worst Mom Ever

    Cockatiel Breeding
    My tiel, Cloud :wf grey:, has officially won the worst potential mom ever award. I didn't let her fertilize her eggs for her first clutch, just to see how good of a parenting job she would do, and she has not done very well. 1. She laid her eggs from the top of a high perch and cracked them all...
  12. Weaning Process

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi sorry if this is a duplicate but I could not find a specific answer, I was just after some help when it comes to weaning. I have 2 cockatiel babies, almost 4 and 3 weeks of age, they're a little small for their age because the parents neglected them a little before I decided to take over, but...
  13. What sex is the baby? (Sex Linking)

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello all!! I'm currently hand raising this beautiful little bird and it's a beautiful little Lutino. I would like to know if it's a boy or a girl. The Mother is a cinnamon pearl/pied and the father is a Lutino. Someone help me out please? The photo was taken in the middle of feeding time. :)
  14. Dark Shades over Crop of 4 day Old Baby

    Cockatiel Breeding
    My cockateil pair with hen cinnamon pearl and male pied laid another clutch of 4 out of which 2 have hatched. The first baby is 4 days old now and yesterday when he was 3 days old, I had noticed black shades over his crop. Today on day 4, they are very prominent so I have taken clear photographs...
  15. New cockatiel, Chicken!

    Introductions
    Hi everyone, my name is Gabi and I recently bought a baby cockatiel whom I named Chicken! :grey tiel: It's my first ever cockatiel however I also own two baby budgies. :grey: :) They get along well enough, Chicken is already hand tame so he ( I only assume the gender haha) steps up on my hand...
  16. Cockatiel bonding inquiry

    Training and Bonding
    Hello all, This is my first time posting and first time on a forum in quite a while. I have a concern about my 11 week old male cockatiel whom has just finished weaning. My concern is that I work 10 hours a day 4 days a week (8am-6pm) and during that time he is home alone. Now here are the...
  17. My cockatiels and their surprises

    Cockatiel Talk
    My little Bird Brain hurt his leg, he was limping quite badly. I looked on here and found a thread that suggested willow bark for pain relief. LOL I drove 20 miles each way just to break a branch off to bring it home to him, and it worked wonders. It worked so well in fact, that I went out and...
  18. Possibly weaned at 6 weeks?

    Cockatiel Talk
    So, one of my babies has been refusing formula. She's a little over 6 weeks, which I know is young, but is it possible she's weaned/weaning? I know babies will get kinda hard to feed when they start learning to fly, but I think she's past that now. She had been eating just fine, but now she runs...
  19. Baby dead while hand feeding

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi i am writing this so my horrible mistake can be learned by someone and maybe releave some of my guilt helping someone to avoid to repeating it. I had a two babies clutch, two days ago the parents somehow flew away. I was not at home so when i came at night i had to handfeed de babies...
  20. The ACTUAL Cheerio!!! Woops!!!!

    Cockatiel Pictures
    Hey everyone! So today was a wonderful day because I got to visit my 7 week old cockatiels Cheerio and Chacci (Cheerio will be mine, Chacci my boyfriend's) at our breeder who is about 3 hours away. :) We will most likely be bringing them home in 2 weeks! We hung out there for about 7 hours but...
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