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  1. blood feathers fell out overnight

    Your Cockatiels Health
    when I woke up this morning I noticed a few feathers in the bottom of Bowie's cage. then I noticed specks of blood on some of the bars and on the wall behind the cage. I picked up the feathers and both seem to be blood feathers, one has just fallen out and one seems to have been broken. Bowie is...
  2. Blood feathers, and flying/flapping in cage

    Cockatiel Talk
    I don't have a flight cage, but there is enough room for my birds to stretch their wings etc. Sometimes these guys flap their wings like crazy and don't stop for 20 seconds and fall down and crash into things. and I get SO frightened for them when this happens! But so far nobody's been hurt it...
  3. Anxiety Medication

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi everyone! To make a long story short, Zappy freaked out again last night about a tiny sound and startled himself into a frenzy where he ping ponged around his cage. He only broke one blood feather (better than the eight he broke/lost last time), but he lost four flight feathers that had...
  4. When is it safe to clip?

    Cockatiel Talk
    How can I tell when a primary flight feather is done growing? Spooky is just a wee bird, only 4-5 months old and clipped when we got him, so I have no experience recognizing blood feathers. But a few weeks ago he randomly molted a few clipped feathered and they've grown back enough to allow...
  5. Blood feather advice

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I'm a little worried after Cooper got spooked and flew...he didn't really seem to hit anything and fluttered to the ground due to having his wings clipped. For a few minutes after I picked him up he would squawk when he would fuss with his wing. Later on he seemed to be fine and didn't bother...
  6. Blood is never good...

    Your Cockatiels Health
    So.. I haven't been on here since my tiel Yoshi (pictured in my signature and profile picture) passed from a respiratory infection. We took him to a good aviary vet several times when he was sick. The vet reassured me it wasn't anything to do with us doing something wrong, or not giving him...
  7. Oskie Covered With Blood

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Last night my female Cockatiel Oskie had a bit of a fly around the living room but because she that strong of a flier she managed to crash land and break a blood feather in her right wing. I pulled the feather out without a problem and no real blood lose happened apart from a drip. Everything...
  8. Prone to breaking blood feathers?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Can cockatiels be prone to breaking blood feathers? Jasper seems to be. I just patched up one he broke a couple of minutes ago. But in the past month or so, he has broken 3 or 4. When he broke the first one, i panicked and took him to the vet the moment it opened. The feather was pulled, and...
  9. Help blood on cage!!!! And on feather?????

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Guys i need your help i just woke up this morning to find blood all on the cage floor.. then i looked at neyas wing it was bleeding??? there is a feather on the ground that looks like one of her main 1s she has obviously pulled it out and now she is bleeding from it.. i just took her straight...
  10. Wing clipping!

    Training and Bonding
    I need to know exactly how you are supposed to cut a cockateils' wings. Also, I need to know the difference between blood feathers and regular feathers. Please post a good video if you find one.
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