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  1. Female Brooding Behavior Normal?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello, My ten year old female cockatiel is displaying many of her typical spring brooding behaviors, with a new twist: she won't shut up. My cockatiel, Amelia, usually lays a few eggs in her food dish during the spring and makes the sweet little nesting cooing sounds when she hangs out in...
  2. Zolcal-D daily for how long? Recently calcium deficient female.

    Your Cockatiels Health
    So scroll to bottom for title question. Thought I'd at least explain the situation first, but it's long. My female cockatiel, about 8 1/2 - 9 years old, started laying eggs about a month back. It was rather on and off. Before this she hadn't laid an egg in 7 1/2 years, back when I purposely...
  3. Cuttle bone help!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I moved the cuttle bone and now I realise they hadn't known where it was. Buttercup especially. She hasn't stopped eating it for a whole day, I had to replace it because it was gone and she's still going on the new one. Will she eat too much? Should I restrict her intake or is she eating so much...
  4. Calcium question!

    Food And Nutrition
    I feed my 3 a mix of pellets and small parrot mix, about 50/50 nowadays as I used to feed more pellets and less seed but my avian vet said that was wrong. Anyway my question is do my birds need additional calcium in the form of say a cuttlebone? I provide one but I worry that they will get too...
  5. A Question About Supplements. . .

    Food And Nutrition
    I currently have a cuttlebone in my Nibbles' cage, but I've never seen him touch it. To be honest, he really doesn't touch much of anything I put in his cage to play with, or his play gym. So, I think I need to start supplementing with a powdered supplement, most likely in his water. My question...
  6. My single female laid an egg!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I meant to post some tips on the subject earlier so here it goes. I know it can be pretty scary to find an egg in your 'tiel's cage, especially when you weren't expecting it. It's normal for females to have a clutch sometime during their life. It usually will happen when your 'tiel is happy and...
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