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  1. Help! Is my cockatiel too dependent on me?

    Training and Bonding
    I got my cockatiel about a week ago and he is so sweet, I do not know how old he is though but I believe he is only a few weeks or months old. However, he mostly does not eat in his cage and will only eat if I take him out and lay some newspaper out and put food on it, he will forage around. In...
  2. Need Help-Hand Taming Progress

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, I have a cockatiel named Huey, I got him in June 2017, he was 3 months old then, he is now around 6/7 months old. When I got him day 1 he was already hand tame... (he could step-up without biting or hissing) However, day 1 he also broke a blood feather (his wings were clipped when I got...
  3. I need some advice, or my birds might have to go :-(

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey everyone! Let me introduce my birds. :pearl::grey tiel: I got one pair as babies, banana and mario about 5 years ago, they are pearls and we have had a great relationship, and they turned out to be a breeding pair (I have only let them mate once because I don't like the idea of the surplus...
  4. Aggressive Cockatiel

    Training and Bonding
    Hi, I've had my male cockatiel, Belly :pearl: , for just over a year now and he is very aggressive. He used to be relatively nice but then got more and more aggressive. We got him hand-reared from a breeder at 6 weeks. In his cage he shows no signs of aggressive behaviour, knows lots of...
  5. New Tiel Behavior Check in

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, so: As a brand new 'Tiel owner, I have lots and lots of questions. I google as much as possible, but I've found that this forum is the most helpful thing out there. So thanks for all the the help so far, and thanks in advance for the help to come! So this is the third day with Pip, who...
  6. First night with our new "Pip."

    Cockatiel Talk
    Yesterday afternoon, we brought home "Pip" from a wonderful exotic store in Chicago. Pip is a hand raised, hand fed baby gray cockatiel (we know he was hand fed/raised as we handled him easily in the store on several occasions, including yesterday.) We took him home and introduced him to his...
  7. Old Tiel Suddenly.. "Overly Excited"

    Cockatiel Talk
    Alright, so I have a bit of a strange question, but hoping someone might have an answer! My oldest cockatiel, Buddy (15 years old), recently started masterbating... a lot. I mean, he obviously did during his puberty stage, but it's so strange that he suddenly started up again at his age. We...
  8. Cockatiel Biting

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, Im just looking for a bit of advice. I bought a cockatiel abut 2 weeks ago from a pet shop and the woman told me he was 2 and a half months old. The only thing is that he seems to be really violent. If someone so much as walks past his cage he opens his mouth and lunges forward to bite...
  9. Help :(

    Cockatiel Talk
    I've had my cockatiel for roughly a year and a half now and he is the biggest sweetie in the world... well sometimes :(. Recently he's been acting up really badly, hissing when people walk buy, attacking hands, screaming really loudly all the time, hardly singing anymore (and he used to sing...
  10. Does anyone know what my cockatiel is doing [video link]

    Cockatiel Talk There's some food on his plumage because he just finished feeding. I bathe him at the end of the day after all his feedings (3 times a day, 15cc per feeding). He is almost 5 weeks old. Thanks in advance.