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  1. New cockatiels health

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello all. I have a 4.5 year old female cockatiel and yesterday I adopted a cockatiel that was surrendered to the local exotic bird store. She's a 10 year old beautiful Lutino and so sweet. Her name is Poppy. I was told she was surrendered due to the owners husband getting annoyed of the noise...
  2. HELP, baby tiel is picking!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I just got home from being on vacation for 10 days with no reception, so I had no way of talking to my baby and my parents were watching her. She is about to turn 4 months old and we've had her almost one month. I came home to notice her picking a LOT of her down feathers. She has no bare...
  3. Dirty bird

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    Hi, For some time now Angel has way too much dirt and I'm wondering how to remove them. I'm trying to hold her on her back so I can slightly rub the dirty feathers but she won't let me, I've tried other ways too but no success, she goes angry bird on me. She has just finished her 2nd molt and...
  4. Strange feathers? (with pictures)

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello! A this cockatiel that I got from a friend who neglected her (a little over a half a year ago). She has been loosing a lot of feathers over the last few months. I mean TONS of white feathers and a few tail, wing (some flights and others), the whole shabang really. They thought that she was...
  5. Will food color in bath water turn Bruce pink?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Scared the heck out of me at first when I saw Bruce having a grand ol' time really splashing around in his bathtub... in pink water (blood!?). Turned out a small red wooden toy fell into the tub, which he was ignoring until then. Will Bruce look tie-dyed if his bath water had a teeny tiny dab...
  6. Feathers Missing

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    Yesterday evening, we noticed that Bird was missing a lot of feathers from his lower chest/feet. I've look everywhere and can't find any feathers on the ground. Also, in the last week or so, 3-5 tail feathers have fallen out. Perhaps an unrelated issue. It didn't seem like he picked them, but it...
  7. Feather Paintings

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    Hellloooo! Missed TalkCockatiels! I haven't been on for a while, I have had a busy time moving out and getting married :) Thought I'd show you all my feather paintings, I hope you like them!! :p <a href="http://s272.photobucket.com/user/leilyb/media/DSCF1925_zps7bcbc657.jpg.html"...
  8. Bloody feather

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    Maya's new flight feathers have been coming in and she was flapping her wings when one of the new ones just fell out and had blood on the tip!!! :eek: I'm really worried, I don't know how this happened... does this mean she was picking at it? She does have some old feathers that are due to fall...
  9. Picking New Feathers + my PTSD rubbing off (?) Help!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Please help. Am I on the right track with my poor sweet 'teil named Bell? :tiel2: Situation: 1 year ago, friends bird watched for a week (their place). He came back... changed (loud, distrustful). Also, I have PTSD, so am not entirely emotionally stable. Bell and I can effect each other...
  10. Tail Biting

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Was looking for behavior section to post this, but I cannot find one. If you are an administrator and you find this, please move it for me. Thank you. Vivi has been breaking his tail feathers, one by one, for almost as long as I have had him. I've been clipping off the broken, floppy sections...
  11. Molting or somethings wrong?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi everyone :D i have a question about my tiel's feathers. he has these ↓ things? i don't really know what they are it is all over is head and neck, there are even some on his crest. Is this a part of his molting or something? I am just curious because his whole head is turning into these lol...
  12. Insects on the neck

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi, i have been noticing little brown insects walking on my tiel's neck and down his back. The insect is long and thin though it is only about 2-3 mm long, it lives deep into the feathers which is really hard to get out. He have been itching alot lately and it is causing his feathers to fall...
  13. Repeated deck dropping, poor moult

    Your Cockatiels Health
    My male pearl/pied 'tiel, Solar, has recently turn 1 year and started his first moult not long back. But not properly. He's not done yet but he has given me his decks twice now and by the looks of it he'll drop another pair. All four of these feathers have dropped before reaching their full...
  14. Making cat toy with cockatiel feathers?

    Other Pets
    I've saved up some of Shiraarat's tail and wing feathers in a little blue box, and a little kitten was recently adopted by one of my friends. It's switched homes around 3 households, and has a forever home awaiting him in case his current home doesn't work out. (Current owner has asthma). The...
  15. 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...
  16. I'm really worried about some deformed looking tail feathers?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    My cockatiel recently went through his first molt since I got him and he lost a couple tail feathers. I am really concerned about his new feathers. They are very skinny and long and not the same color as the feathers he lost. I took some pictures so hopefully somebody can tell me if they look...
  17. Body baldness

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I have a female lutino that had a bald spot that i know that is normal for her mutation but these few weeks she started to loose her body feathers and many of these were growing under the skin. Leaving her body almost bald that if you move her wings seeing her from her back she is with no...
  18. BALD SPOTS :( Don't know why!!! Help

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello al fellow cockatiel lovers! I'm in a fix, and am really hoping someone can help me out! My cockatiel has bald spots on his "shoulders" kind of under the wings but at the very top where the wing meets the back. (not in his armpit area that is usually bald, more like in the back area...
  19. 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
  20. Well it's got me stumped....:/

    Cockatiel Talk
    Well, I have been hand rearing 2 beautiful babies which at first, judging by there 1 inch long tail feathers, I thought were both girls, but now( a week or 2 later), the older ones tail has grown to be plain with no stripes, so now she has a tail which is half plain( as if to be male) and half...
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