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  1. Emergency Stickies
    Hi I'm hoping someone can help me with advice Mommy bird has is unwell I'm starting to think she is egg bound earlier this evening I thought she was going to die she is so weak and not making any sounds, she looks terrible anyway I removed her from nest box cage, because she was so unwell and...
  2. Cockatiel Breeding
    Hello. Summer is coming and that can only mean one thing for us bird people; its egg laying season. We have 2 cockatiels, out of which I know that at least one is female. We know that one is female because it laid eggs. 4 days ago, on the 22nd of May 2021, we found that our (almost) 2 year old...
  3. Your Cockatiels Health
    My tiel has been laying eggs for about two months now and is on her twelfth egg. Just two days ago we took her to her avian vet to go over her health and he advised us to block up her nesting spot and stop feeding her cheese (as we have been to keep her calcium up) so her conditions for egg...
  4. Your Cockatiels Health
    Asking again about my tiel Bella. She's successfully laid 4 eggs (this is her first time laying and she has no mate) and doesn't seem to be laying any further eggs but I've noticed when she's preening that her naked belly is very easily exposed upon moving her feathers aside. Is this just a...
  5. Your Cockatiels Health
    My tiel Bella has been unusually quiet lately and today things have taken a turn for the worse. I noticed this morning and for a while now that she had been raising one foot while sitting in place (raising it in front of herself rather than raising and tucking it in). However, she only used to...
  6. Cockatiel Talk
    Hey all! I’m seeking some expertise from those with experience. So my husband and I have the sweetest female Tiel named Rupert. She’s a little lover and used to getting tons of our attention. Anyways-we have a newborn daughter and we rescued a little old dog a year ago who has to rotate between...
  7. Cockatiel Breeding
    My female and male grey cockatiel pair were mating daily, multiple times a day, and she laid her first egg. This was a week ago, and she has not laid an egg since. Is this normal? They take turns keeping it warm, but no more eggs have been laid. HELP!
  8. Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi, My cockatiel pair just hatched their 1st clutch. What should I do to stop them breeding again. Cause my last pair started mating and laying egg, while their chicks were 3 weeks old, due to which the female was egg bound and died :( .. I don't want this to happen again.
  9. Your Cockatiels Health
    Recently I noticed my cockatiel acting very strangely, sitting on the bottom of the cage breathing heavy. She just layed her 4th (maybe 5th) clutch of the year. We've had her for two years and she just started laying this year, but her male never fertilizes the eggs so she keeps laying them and...
  10. Food And Nutrition
    So, I'm getting a baby cockatiel in January. I'll be feeding Dr. Harvey's Colossal Cockatiel food as well as Harrison's High Potency Fine. Will these two combined take care of the bird's nutritional needs? Should I use high potency or the regular adult formula? What should the ratio of each...
  11. Your Cockatiels Health
    I'm looking at her vent and it looks like she's trying to get something out. And lately, she's been chewing her wood perch. And she keeps going to the same spot on the ground. She's chirping and eating fine. And this is about the right time that she's supposed to be laying. Please help me.
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