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  1. Cockatiel Talk
    Hello. I recently got a cockatiel (6 days ago) and I have noticed that he constantly tilts his head. I know birds usually do this to look at the ceiling or floor. But he is doing it all the time and I’m starting to become a little bit concerned, I’m just wondering if maybe there is a reason for...
  2. Cockatiel Talk
    Hello all! I’m new to cockatiels and just adopted my 5 month old male a couple days ago. He walks backwards a lot when on a long surface (not on perches). Any ideas why? Here’s a video of him doing it on top of his cage when we took him out while cleaning his cage. Video of him walking backwards
  3. Introductions
    Hey, so i have one main question but I feel that as i type this I'll have a few others crop up. So, I've had my Tiel (Mr Bird) for around 2 months. we've been working on bonding and all and so far all is well for the most part. he's still sometimes afraid of my hands (this comes into play...
  4. Training and Bonding
    So I got a baby cocktail, I’m a first time bird owner and she’s been with us a little over a month. I want to believe she’s female but may be male with how talkative she is. But anyway, at first she hated us, wouldn’t let us near her and as soon as we made any progress she regressed. i had her...
  5. Cockatiel Talk
    Hello, I was hoping someone could help me with my cockatiel's constant screaming behavior. I let him out, we play we sing and whistle and dance and when I put him back in he immediately goes back to screaming even when I'm in the same room and he can see me. I cover him to make him stop and have...
  6. Cockatiel Talk
    Hello all! I have a stubborn yet affectionate female cockatiel who won't stop climbing her cage after I placed her food container at the bottom. Her food container was located at the top right of the cage. She usually sits on top of it and frequently poops on her seeds. I didn't want her to...
  7. Cockatiel Talk
    Our cockatiel Yuki does this adorable thing me and my gf like to call the "goblin" where she will hang like this on the rails of the cage. She used to do this on the inside of the cage but since we got our little grey boi Rio (in the background :D) she started doing it on the outside. She...
  8. Cockatiel Talk
    Is it possible to get my bird completely detached from his mirror reflection? I've had this problem ever since I got him, even with the mirrors covered for months he still goes crazy whenever he encounters them and screams until he gets his way. We even got him another cockatiel companion some...
  9. Cockatiel Talk
    this is my first time having a bird since i was small. i got him last night! he is my first official pet as an adult and i have some questions.. Ollie is 6 weeks old and he’s beginning to refuse his formula so should i be giving him millet and veggies? i also don’t know how to tell if his crop...
  10. Cockatiel Talk
    Hi all! I have a cockatiel that is about a year old that I've had for 3 months now. I wasn't the most educated when I first got her, so I had her on an all-seed diet. I picked up some pellets and used my fingers to "eat them with my beak" and she kind of caught on. For the past couple of days...
  11. Cockatiel Talk
    I've had my female cockatiel for about three and a half weeks! She's very silly at times and an absolute joy to have around! Recently, when I take her out so she can play on the play top on her cage, she'll spread her wings and start walking around! I think it's hilarious, but what does it mean?
  12. 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...
  13. Cockatiel Talk
    Still new to cocktiels. My male does not seem interested in the nest with 5 eggs at all. Female will let him in but he does not share the responsibilities in sitting. I am worried that she will have to do everything if and when they hatch. Still have some days to go, I believe. 1st egg was laid...
  14. Cockatiel Talk
    I just wanted to announce--or agree--that a cardboard box is the best cockatiel toy ever invented! One of my two birds, Zeke, is very energetic and chewy. He's hard to handle because, in addition to flying almost constantly, he also needs to chew almost constantly, to entertain himself. And I...
  15. Cockatiel Talk
    So, Enzo's DNA tests have come back and show him to officially be a boy~ Yay~ :D One thing I've noticed is that he appears to have a possessive behavior problem. Enzo is a 'tiel who LOVES shoulders, and nearly each time he steps up onto your finger, he'll soon climb right up onto your shoulder...
  16. 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. Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, Talk Cockatiel members! I need advice on how to deal with a sixteen-year-old, healthy, male cockatiel who wants to spend all day in the medicine cabinet. I want my bird, Conrad, to feel happy and fulfilled. If Conrad likes the medicine cabinet, I want to let him spend time there. But he...
  18. 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...
  19. Cockatiel Talk
    Hey everyone! So Pidgey has graced our home for roughly 3/4 of a year at this point, and about 2 months ago, we moved. Since the move, Pidgey has become, putting it as nicely as possible, an unmanageable, unstoppable tyrant. He bonded VERY heavily with my wife during her brief two weeks of...
  20. Cockatiel Talk
    I have had Luma for 3 days now and I'm unsure about a few things. She calls/shrieks whenever myself or my fiance are in the same room as her, should we give her attention when she does this or should we ignore it? Also she's a bit of a nipper, not too painful but she has lunged a few times but...
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