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  1. Is it normal to get a down feather like this?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi there, I have an eighteen year old cockatiel. He's still healthy, but the last couple molts, he's grown a down feather on the side of his rump with a ridiculously long tendril. I have a picture of it below. I had to cut it off because it would float around and scare him. I'm just...
  2. Cockatiel Molting Cycles?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Do cockatiels have a molting cycle like other birds, such as chickens. Do they molt twice a year (once in spring and once in the fall)? I want to cut my birds wings for a season (for retaining) but don't want them to never be able to fly again. They are both young, one is a year and a half...
  3. Blood Feathers?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I found these two feathers in her cage this morning:eek:, I'm not sure if it's a bad sign but the feathers have a red tint at the end which I'm guessing is blood. This is not the 1st time this has happened, and this doesn't seem to bother Dana at all, she's not showing signs of distress or...
  4. Cockatiel Wing Clipping

    Cockatiel Talk
    I know that this is a widely debated topic, but I had a question regarding Cockaitiels and wing clipping. Before I begin, my 'tiel Enzo has a minor clip, meaning that only his first four flight feathers were cut. The breeder I purchased him from only clipped his wings for the first time that...
  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. Cockatiel pulling out other cockatiel's feathers?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi everyone I'm new to the forums but I have a problem here. I have 3 cockatiel's, 2 girls (Maggie and Owen, yes I know it's a boy name..) and a boy (Patchy). My problem is, Patchy always pulls out Owens feathers, mostly from her head areas and on her back just up from the tail. I noticed he is...
  7. Cockatiel Lost all tail feather?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Okay, so i accidently step on my Cockatiel tail when he was walking! I'm so sorry i feel like a bad person. but will he ever grow his tail back like he lost everyone single one when i step on it. Their one only some blood in one shaft of the feather just one The other were just clean. is he...
  8. What do you do with the feathers?

    Chit Chat
    Gertie has just had her first moult with us, and so I saved up all the lovely feathers. So far, I've made a couple of pairs of earrings, but there are still loads left! What do you guys do with yours? :) x
  9. My Cockatiel is loosing feathers and getting bald, why?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I have a cockatiel aged 8 months approximately. i think it is a male pearl cockatiel. since 7-8 days, i noticed that he is picking all his feathers on his tummy, under wings and back and now in that area, he is fully bald. i m very much concerned about that because that never happened to my...