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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. 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. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Cockatiel Talk
    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)...
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