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  1. New flock member. Male or female?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello! We would like to add a new parrot to our family, so I was shopping for something else BUT they had this poor baby all alone and broke my heart :( I dont feel that is is right to keep parrots alone without toys and in such small cages :( Id like to know if it is a male or a female before...
  2. What is the gender of my cockatiel.

    Cockatiel Talk
    I brought a lutino cockatiel about 3 days past and i am just curious about what gender it is. It doesn't bothers to me with any gender cockatiel but still im just curious to know about the gender of my cockatiel here's the picture link of my cockatiel. Age- The store i brought it from told me it...
  3. My new cockatiel

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi everyone, It has been 6-7 years since the last time I had a budgie or any other pet.After that long break I decided to have a cockatiel to get a brand new experience after having budgies because I have read so many positive articles about their personality being so friendly and kind of...
  4. Can anyone tell me what mutation my cockatiel is?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I accidentally posted this in the wrong area before, but I fixed it :wf cinnamon: I was wondering what mutation my cockatiel is, he is five months old and I was told he is a male. I have attached pictures of Frost below! Thank you in advance!
  5. Can anyone tell me what mutation my cockatiel is?

    Olai Hi, I'm Olai and I am new to owning cockatiels, I look forward to learning a bunch more about cockatiels This is Frost, I got him on the 29th of October. I have been told he is a male and he is five months old.
  6. Gendering Whitefaced Pied

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hey guys, I'm not very experienced with gendering cockatiels so any help would be greatly appreciated (: I am considering purchasing this beauty from my breeder (already got 2 quality hand raised birds from them) however I'm hoping it is a male as I want at least one that'll be able to whistle...
  7. What color/type is my baby? Gender?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello! I was wondering if any of you could already tell what color my cockatiel baby is, or possibly the gender from the parents! First image is of the parents. Baby also has white feathers on its wings, and speckled white on its tail.
  8. Pied with solid grey tail feathers-is it a male?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello! I know that it's really difficult to tell what gender pieds are; I've read that males can maintain the tail barring for a long time, but I was wondering - can females get solid grey tail feathers? I've been looking for a tiel and found a really sweet pied. The pictures its owner sent me...
  9. Age Old Gender Question

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey guys I was wondering if I could get your best guess on the gender of my cockatiel Nico. I've had several conflicting opinions about this. Nico is a seven month old whiteface. The markings make me think Nico is a girl because the tail feathers are barred (I have been noticing a lot of them...
  10. Cage size? Genders?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I'm considering buying a second cockatiel to accompany my male (I think) cockatiel. He has a large cage for a cockatiel, and a very large food and water bowl. I was wondering if I have to buy a second cage if I go ahead with the decision, or if (through careful socialization) if they can share a...
  11. Beak banging: is she a he?

    Cockatiel Talk
    My "girl" Darla has been beak banging. Does it on my shoulder and on her perches in her cage, I've read this a male thing? Is that right? The breeder was adamant that she was female because of her genetics apparently but I'm wondering... She seems female otherwise but I had look at what I knew...
  12. DNA Testing?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I would love to get my Tiki tested to confirm the gender. I have researched some kits to buy, but I heard you have to pluck a feather - maybe im just too sensitive, but does it hurt them?! She (assuming) was a rescue and I am just now gaining her trust - we have worked very hard to convince her...
  13. 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?
  14. Cockatiel Colour

    Cockatiel Talk
    Been trying to figure out what you would call the colour of my cockatiel, and the sex based off that (I'm calling her a girl, for now.) She is around 9 months old, has red eyes, and at first glance looks 100% white. Upon a closer look, there's definitely what looks like cinnamon pearling there...
  15. Identifying gender?

    Cockatiel Talk
    So I'm going to adopt one if not both of these cockatiels and I was wondering if anyone could help identify the gender. Of both or either. The first is of the cockatiels in question and the second picture is of their mom. I realize the pictures aren't that great but they're the only ones the...
  16. A Question About Being Your Birdie's "Mate". . .

    Training and Bonding
    Are both genders equally likely to attempt to mate with your hand? My new female (so I'm told, she seems to fit the bill fairly well) lutino, Pika, was gettin' all up on my hand with her tail 'n junk the other day. I thought it was funny and cute, if a tad bit creepy. x3 I was just curious; is...
  17. Gender Confusion

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, i have a pair of LUTINO cockatiels and honestly i do not know their age. I am confused about their gender. Let me explain the characteristics of the two birds: BIRD 1 1. Whistles a lot. Different whistles that i teach her, she can reproduce within a weeks time 2. Very few yellow patches all...
  18. 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...
  19. Sexing pearl chicks

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Based on this post by SRTIELS am I correct in thinking that I have to males and one female? CHICK # 1 -Front -Back CHICK # 2 -Front -Back CHICK # 3 -Front -Back Thanks :)
  20. Scritches...

    Training and Bonding
    What the heck is she/he?!? I am training with one of my cockatiels and I would like for her to eventually love script he's. As of now, she doesn't like me getting to close to her head but he accepts treats from my hands. is there any technique to help me do this? Also, I attached pictures (not...