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  1. Allowing to mate while laying?

    Breeding and Genetics
    2+ year old tiel, first time egg laying. She hasn’t laid an egg yet but showing signs of labour from time to time, feeling heavier and acting broody. Male keeps trying to hop on top of her, they’ve done it 3 times in the past 2 days. If she has a suspected egg on the way, is it ok to allow them...
  2. Male or female?

    Cockatiel Talk
    9 week old Heavy Pied, loves biting stuff and playing with my glasses, chirps sometimes, very active.
  3. exercise/games for young clipped Tiel?

    Training and Bonding
    Luna is between 6 and 12 months. Her wings look like they've been clipped but are not straight-cut so I presume they have been growing back for a few months(?) I'm just bird-minding her for a few weeks, so I'm not sure. I've set up branches around our dining table chairs and her cage for her to...
  4. Nesting Behavior?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I got my cockatiel, Birdadette (Bird for short), about four years ago. She laid one egg about a year or so after I got her and hasn't laid one since. The first egg was a major surprise to both of us, and she wanted nothing to do with it, so after 3 days I removed it. So no eggs or any sign of...
  5. My female cockatiel imitates whistles Lol

    Cockatiel Talk
    I don't know why but my little :tiel4: cockatiel has loved imitating whistles since she was young. Which led to us getting her DNA tested to see if she was a male. Her name is Pikapi.. so she used to say 'Pika' now I tried wolf whistling and she's learned to imitate too. Do you think I could...
  6. Baby Cockatiel.. Need alittle Help Please

    Cockatiel Pictures
    Hello there, I got a baby cockatiel 10-13 days old when I got it.. I had many many Cockatiels in the last 8 years but this is the first time feeding the little one, it kept on growing every week But I was worried and still worried of it growth progress because on a growth chart comparing...
  7. Stubborn Female

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello everyone I currently have two cockatiels. One of which is male and the other female. The male is extremely well trained and loves a good head scratching but the female on the other hand just hates us.... She likes to climb all over us but does not like our hands and will not step up. She...
  8. Swollen chest

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hai everyone, I have a problem, my cockatiel Raiden has a swollen chest and I have no idea what's wrong. I cannot get a hold of my vet. The nearest avian vet is far away and I don't even own a car nor license, so I would have to use public transport which is not the most reliable of sources...
  9. Buttercup had us all fooled!

    Cockatiel Pictures
    DNA is back and she's a girl! Everyone predicted otherwise, even the vet, but buttercup is just crafty like that. I'm still having trouble believing it, she just seemed so male. How accurate are these tests? Oh well. Keep on rejecting those gender roles, butter!
  10. Is this a male or female?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I have no experience telling the gender of a bird just by looking. If I had to guess, I'd say this bird is a male. It is 2 1/2 months old. Any guesses?
  11. Female cockatiel not bonding with male

    Cockatiel Breeding
    hey guys! So I have had my female cockatiel for a year and a half. She is almost 2 years old. She was never attracted to the male I got her first. He died cause he ate something wrong around the house. I got her another male and she is still the same way. She isn't attracted to him and will bite...
  12. Need new Cockatiel Help!

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, I recently got a new 4 month old cockatiel that is confusing me with her behavior. She doesn't like to be in her cage and prefers to sit on my shoulder. When I go to move her (or any time I want her to step up) she hisses and bites my finger. I don't let it stop me so I just hold my hand...
  13. Chirping/cooing sound?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Today and yesterday I was giving Luma some head and neck scratches and she suddenly started making odd chirping sounds, her chrest went really low and her whole body kind of... flattened? Not sure how to describe it. Bit worried, did I hurt her? Never seen her do this before, I stopped...
  14. Finally Brought Home A Cockatiel!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Yep, she's finally home now, I reserved her at my local pet shop about a week ago (was waiting for the cage, etc to arrive) and was finally able to bring her home earlier this evening. We've named her Luma, she is about 1 year old and has settled in well so far. She doesn't seem to afraid of...
  15. Lulu and her mirror! Obsessed.

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey Everyone, Lulu is about 11months old, and I got her when she was about 2 months old. But since I was going away for 10 weeks, I left her in the custody of my parents, and bought her so so many new toys to keep her from getting bored without me. One of which was a cute little mirror, with a...
  16. New issue with my cockatiel - can't pet her?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I've had my female cockatiel - Tequila (Tiki), for almost two years now. For about the past 9 months, I've been dating my boyfriend, Justin, and it was shortly after Tequila met him that she stopped liking me. Before Justin came along, Tiki loved my pets. She openly welcomed them with her head...
  17. Can you put a female and male cockatiel together before their breeding age?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hey, I was just wondering if you are allowed to put a male and female cockatiel together in one cage before their breeding/mating/young age? Like put them together as friends? If not, what age should it be? Do I have to wait until Peeka's older? I just want to be safe! I want to get another...
  18. Reply if you love your cockatiel!! :d

    Cockatiel Talk
    Reply if you love your cockatiel!! :) I LOVE MY COCKATIEL~ Tell him/her that you love him/her on this post! :) I want to get to know your cockatiel! Tell me their names and a pic of them if you like, and of course, tell him/her that you love him/her! Come on, don't be shy ;)
  19. W/F Lutino Male with W/F Pearl Female

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I have a whitefaced lutino male paired with a female whitefaced pearl. Their first clutch they threw a whitefaced lutino and something else. 'She' (sex unknown) is grey with some silver pearling. Light grey cheek patches have just shown up, as well as a light silver streak on her crest...
  20. New here - Gender for bird!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey guys, new here. I used to have a cockatiel when I was 13, then about two years ago when I was 16 my grandma accidentally left the doors open in the house when she was getting rid of things, and unfortunately he flew outside. Best bird in the entire world. His name was Zander and I had him...