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  1. Mixing Pellet Brands

    Food And Nutrition
    Hi! I've been feeding my 3 cockatiels Harrison's pellets for the past few years and recently decided to add another brand to their diet because of cost issues. It's $15 for shipping on their website (even for just 1lb) and about $14-$20 per 1lb bag of adult lifetime fine on Amazon. I've tried to...
  2. Hello all I'm new here and look forward to shareing with you cockatiel fans.

    Introductions
    :grey tiel::lutino: Hello. My name is Ross. I have two cockatiels named Chill and Henry. Both males. This is my second pair I've had and have some neat tricks such as Playgrounds, diet, behaviors, fun ideas to keep them busy etc. Glad to see such a great forum that helps others enjoy and keep...
  3. Poop change

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello :lutino: (Note: he's been eating eggs with us in the mornings for a few days, I always separated the pieces which I haven't touched for him to eat) Yesterday, Cody's poop had alot of (white) urates and urine but barely any faeces, and the times there was proper faeces, it was a bit...
  4. My Cockatiels Daily Diet

    Food And Nutrition
    Hello everyone! I am a new tiel owner, and I would like to ask if my current diet for them is acceptable. (I have two cockatiels) Morning: -2 1/2 plastic spoons of seed -1/2 spoon of pellets Evening: -2 spoons of pellets, with water added to make them soggy -Chopped fruit + veggies (Whatever...
  5. Complete pellets

    Food And Nutrition
    Hey guys so for almost a year now I've had a female cinnamon whitefaced Pearl hen in my flock in an outdoor aviary. She has terrible feathers they seem to be very weak and snap easily. She looks a right mess 95% of the time! When a new tail feather or two come in she looks normal for abit. So...
  6. Experiences with NutriBird B14?

    Food And Nutrition
    Hey everyone, I have some questions regarding part of my cockatiel's diet. I'm feeding Puck a 50/50 mixture made up of a seedmix for lovebirds (it was the only good quality mix I could get, that also didn't contain sunflower seeds) and Versele-Laga's NutriBird B14 pellets. I started this...
  7. Need some help with Jacob

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi everyone! I'm new here and I'm so grateful that there's a forum for cockatiel. Please bare with me as I layout all the issues I have. As far as I've been told, Jacob is a seven year old normal grey male. He's changed ownership three times in his life. His original orders gave him to my...
  8. Nutriberries instead of seeds?

    Food And Nutrition
    I got some pellets for my baby cockatiels and they've been eating them and seem to really enjoy them. Now I'm just wondering how to incorporate seeds into their diet. Can Nutriberries be used instead of seeds or are they just meant to be used instead of pellets? Would I put Nutriberries into...
  9. How much shall i feed a tiel a day?

    Food And Nutrition
    hello everyone! :wf cinnamon: In a few months i am getting a pair of male tiels, its my first ever time owning pet birds so im doing alot of research in advance. iv decided to put my tiels on a diet consisting of pellets , vegetables and abit of fruit and seed. The only thing im not to sure is...
  10. Diet question!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Ok so i have a problem. My new lutino who I still haven't named won't eat anything but millet and sunflower seeds. The problem stems from what he was fed by the woman who sold me him. He was on this weird seed mix that looked about 99% millet and that's it. He doesn't know pellets are food, he...
  11. Peanuts?

    Food And Nutrition
    Quick question: are peanuts an important part of a cockatiel's diet? Just worried since I am very allergic to peanuts, if I eat them I go through anaphylactic shock and touching them causes hives, itching, sneezing, etc. I'm also slightly allergic to other nuts but no where near as bad as...
  12. Fruits and Veggies???

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi all!!I am a newbie having a cockatiel for now 1 month!I really love her and she is so sweet baby!she is 2 months old and I got it from a breeder and she is on mix seed cockatiel food diet. She eats vegg and fruits A LITTLE only!I just want to now how much EXACTLY should she eat vegg and...
  13. Safe Foods to Feed Your Cockatiel

    Food And Nutrition
    This list was compiled using multiple sources as well as my own experience. Please do let me know if you have anything to add! Vegetables -Radishes (cooked) -Turnips (cooked) -Carrots (root and tops) -Cooked sweet potatoes -Radicchio (cooked) -Endive -Mustard -Swiss Chard -Kale -Parsley...
  14. Keratin Sheath problems

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Keratin Sheath problems please read...help! My cockatiel is around 15 years old. She became a chronic egg layer so I put her in a darker environment. Now her feathers are covered with a thick keratin sheath that will not come off. They are like long tubes covering her feathers. Even her...
  15. Quinoa and Cockaiels

    Food And Nutrition
    I purchased a salad with a side of quinoa. I've never near tried quinoa but they look like little seeds--I found out it's actually a fruit. Anyway, Yellow Bird (that's her name) scarfed down on the stuff. It's been a struggle to introduce my birds to new nutritious foods (a millet and seed...
  16. HELP-My hen is taking monster poops and my male is molting

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Im freakin out a bit my hen is takin monster poops as soon as shes let out of the cage its like shes holding it? but ive also read it could be because shes about to lay, what is going on?!?!? and my male is molting, is their special food or anthing i should be feeding them? and what size of...
  17. Food

    Food And Nutrition
    What can I feed my Blondie besides seed? I've tried giving her spagheti and rice but she ignores it. How do I get her to try it?
  18. Lighting, Diet, and Vitamin D3

    Health and Nutrition
    Vitamin D3 is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in calcium absorption. But the body acquires this vitamin in an unusual way, which means that it can sometimes be difficult to provide this vitamin to our birds. Sunshine Wild birds get their vitamin D primarily through a biochemical...
  19. A few Cockatiel questions.

    Cockatiel Talk
    So with our dog recently passing away. We decided to get an animal we've never had before because its way too early to get another dog. So we decided to get a Cockatiel after a little bit of research. So I think we've gotten everything needed for the current care of the bird. Few ladders for...
  20. What do you feed your cockatiels???

    Food And Nutrition
    i feed mine the "Exact" kibbles with seeds every so often added in. they also get leafy green veggies. i have never had anyone i knew who had cockatiels and i would love to know the variety that i can feed them so they can be extra healthy! EDIT: this should have gone into food and nutrition, i...
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