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  1. My cockatiels are refusing spoon feeding - help!

    Food And Nutrition
    As a preface my two cockatiels are 5-weeks old, and I feed them approx. every 3-4 hrs. I began the weaning process yesterday. I put bits of wholegrain toast in their cage, and after we soaked it overnight (aka this morning) we introduced millet. We switched to spoon feeding instead of the...
  2. male cockatiel died and female stopped eating and trying to feed 3 chicks that we got left with

    Emergency Stickies
    Hello Everyone! I need your help / thoughts / advice as soon as possible. We live in London and we had 2 grown up cockatiels and 3 chicks (5/7/8 days each) up until yesterday. Our mail cockatiel was the one who spent loads of time with chicks - feeding them and sitting with them all the time...
  3. 4-week old cockatiels nibble a lot.

    Food And Nutrition
    My two cockatiels (I think they're born 1-2 days apart, according to the breeder I bought them from) are now 4 weeks old, and they have feathered wings + tails, but there are still pin feathers on their backs, wings, and head. I feed them every 5 hours. I move them to a cage at sunrise and back...
  4. 5 week old baby cockatiel eating less and low in energy.

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi, we're new here and this is our first cockatiel. We didn't know it was frowned upon to get unweaned babies and the seller assured us that it was fine so here we are :( As much as possible I want to care for this baby to the best of my ability and give him everything I can despite being...
  5. 4 month old wont stop whinging

    Cockatiel Talk
    my birds have had a few clutches of babies i know the ins and outs, we have a 4 month old, parents stopped feeding it and he does eat seed, i know babies beg a little to mum and dad for food now and then but it just wont stopppp, ive tried feeding him formula because he doesn't ever seem to...
  6. Babies out of box?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hey everyone i need help really quick. My 5 week old baby cockatiels are out of their box. Theirs 5 of them.They get out now a lot often now and i need help on knowing what to do. Its getting pretty late here and they should go to sleep but i just wanna know what to do. Should i put the babies...
  7. Baby Cockatiels help! ASAP

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey everyone i need help really quick. My 5 week old baby cockatiels are out of their box. Theirs 5 of them.They get out now a lot often now and i need help on knowing what to do. Its getting pretty late here and they should go to sleep but i just wanna know what to do. Should i put the babies...
  8. Basic Food Question

    Food And Nutrition
    Does the food I buy for my Tiel need to be food that was designed for a Tiel or can I feed him any parrot based food (as he is essentially a small parrot)? Is this the same for hanging treat sticks that you put in his cage? I am asking because I want to keep variety in his diet and his basic...
  9. Feeding questions

    Food And Nutrition
    Hello! So, we've had our 15 week old :grey tiel: for three days now. He didn't eat for the first 2 days. He is eating now. Quite a bit. He is on a seed/pellet mixture recommended by the breeder. I try to supplement with veggies, but he hasn't shown a ton of interest yet. He nibbled some...
  10. 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...
  11. Opinions on hatching eggs

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Note: I do not have cockatiels yet so this has in no way happened. I plan on getting cockatiels soon. I know its not normal breeding season for them. But once I do get cockatiels, they are of breeding age, I assure they are male and female, they bond, etc. I would like to try breeding. I...
  12. Territory fights, please help!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Yep I need help again :( Oldest baby is almost 6 weeks old, youngest is almost 5 weeks old. Their cage situation is this: there are 2 cages attached to each other so they can come and go and the parents can feed them. In my current and temporary living situation I cannot turn them loose in this...
  13. Uh oh...trouble...please help!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hello :) Well our 5 babies are fledging but still sleep in the nest box, and the parents still feed them....but today Skye started to be hormonal again and Sam likes the idea as well! Oh my what am I supposed to do? I cannot move the babies out yet and I cannot remove the nest box either..or can...
  14. OH MY! the babies are regurgitating to each other!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Just a moment ago, my 2 little babies which I am currently hand rearing were regurgitating to each other! :eek: WHAT'S GOING ON!?I dont think any food came out though, but what caused this? And should I stop them if they do it again!? one baby is older than the other if that helps.
  15. Weaning and fledging newbie.

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi. My 2 baby cockatiels have grown up so fast. They are about 4 weeks old. They have begun to flap their wings and pick at their nest. But I'm not sure when/how fledging or weaning begins for them. They are parent fed. One of the babies have begun to step out of the nest and start to stand on...
  16. Dried Insects?

    Food And Nutrition
    I recently got a little bag of mixed freeze dried insects for my mouse and was wondering if I could give my tiel some too. It contains locusts, mealworms + some shimps(not insects but still there's not many anyway) - they aren't coated in any nutritional stuff, just plain. Would they be good to...
  17. Weaned by parents early?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Our cinnamon female does not make the screeching "feed me" noise, but she wasn't hand fed until we got her at 4 weeks.She doesn't bob her head but very gently picks the formula off the tip of the syringe when I squeeze it out. She never eats much when hand feeding but never calls out when she is...
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