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  1. What does this behavior mean?

    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?
  2. 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...
  3. Male behavior while nesting

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    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...
  4. Cardboard Box

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    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...
  5. Male 'tiel Possessive Problem

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    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...
  6. 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...
  7. In the medicine cabinet all day -- Help!

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    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...
  8. Identify Behavior

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    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...
  9. Our little monster...helpful bad behavior tips?

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    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...
  10. Is this normal?

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    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...
  11. Hand trained twiggy, Rapid fire biting, screaming all day.

    Training and Bonding
    So twiggy, is about 8 months old now. Were still not sure if she is a "she" or not. But lets say she is. Im having a few behavioral problems with her, that have seemed to get worse over the last month. 1. Biting. constant rapid fire biting. One moment shes snuggled on my shoulder, enjoy being...
  12. Baby Tweety crying? Help me!?!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    :pearl: I'm new to this forum, my birds name is Tweety and I've had him for a week now. I think he's around 2 months or older. The lady has been hand feeding him. I have already owned him before he was done being weaned. The lady called me and said he has started eating on his own, so she told...
  13. Two breeding questions/problems

    Cockatiel Breeding
    So I have two 'tiels that have been trying to nest off and on for about a year now. I've been doing all I can to prevent it, but I'm getting very concerned for her health so I have finally given in and are letting them raise their first clutch. My first worry is if they will go back to their...
  14. 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...
  15. Mirror issues.

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    My cockatiel is extremely aggressive when he is around mirrors ,to the point where he will attack anyone who comes near him when he is at a mirror.I removed the mirrors from his cage and his mood improved greatly. He also doesn't like hands. I can walk around with him on my shoulder (or head)...
  16. I found a cockatiel.

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    On Sunday I found a cockatiel in my back yard. It seemed friendly and landed on my dad's shoulder (after landing on his head!). We took it inside a put in in a cage that had been used for a budgie. It's a bit small for the bird ,but it's good for the time being. It was very hungry and very...
  17. Freddy male or female behavior

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    okay my 3 month one week old is starting to molt.. Freddy is also doing an odd behavior and I am unsure what it means .. Posting a link to the video of Him doing the behavior. This started about the same time as his molting going on about a week now.. the sound he makes in the video is...
  18. Shaking/shivering. Help!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello, I've had my cockatiel, Chancy, for 2 months now and she's very cute and seems to be settling into her new home well. However... She seems to be shaking and shivering a lot recently. It's particularly noticeable in her tail feather. At first, I thought this down to the cold weather so...
  19. Hissing for Attention?

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    I think I have a weird bird... She's very friendly towards me, easily steps up and lets me pet her, gives me kisses, chatters and whistles when I enter the room, perks up and acts alert and happy when I talk and sing to her and there is plenty of interaction She has lived here three weeks now...
  20. !Fairly Urgent Advice Please!

    Training and Bonding
    Hello everyone! Today i was gone out of the house for most of the day (for the first time since her coming home, i have chronic illnesses so have spent every day nearly every hour with her since she came home when she was 5 weeks old.) and when returning home my baby (hand reared, so smothered...
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