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  1. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi. I adopted two female cockatiels 3 weeks ago. One I was told was about 2 years old but she wasn't sure because she isn't the original owner. The feathers on the back of her head are very scruffy and seems to sleep a lot. She eats and drinks normally, sleeps on one foot a lot. Plays in short...
  2. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello All!!! So I have notices the past few days that my Cockatiel Diana's nose is starting to get a little red and irritated. I have found her putting her beak through the bars in her cage and I think that might be the cause of it. So is there anything I can do about it? She spends most of the...
  3. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello all, I got my first cockatiel on June first she is not much of a picky eater. She eats her pellets, seeds, and most of her vegetable however I offer her fruit but she doesn't eat it. The most she does is sniff it and continues eating her veggies. IS there any tips to help her eat some...
  4. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello, I need help here, I wish to prevent anything from developing from this new very small swelling near the eye. Maybe swelling is a word too strong. It's very subtle. She's a cockatiel of almost 2.7 years of age by now. I fear it's an infection and I want to know how I can prevent it from...
  5. Introductions
    Hello, my name is Estela, my cockatiels and I are new parents to two babies they are about 4 weeks, but he is totally bold except for the top part, I dont see any feathers coming from the top of its head, and he does not walk much. Do you think the parents are plucking? is it bad nutrition...
  6. Your Cockatiels Health
    I'm cross posting this from a reddit thread where I asked the same question. Our 18 year old cockatiel has had polyuria for 2+ years. No other health problems that we know of. Her droppings always have excess urine. Sometimes, her droppings will be mostly urine, with maybe a speck of feces...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Your Cockatiels Health
    We have just bought a new male cockatiel and have noticed he may not be well. His poop is sticking to his bottom, very sticky and dries hard. We have washed him but it's still happening. After buying him we came home and discovered the problem, so we don't think it's related to stress. He seems...
  10. Cockatiel Breeding
    So I impulsively bought a male zebra finch because I didnt have the heart to leave him all alone in a plastic pet store box. I realized I needed to get him some company so I later bought two society finches (whom I thought were males as well) to keep him company. I put in a wicker hanging nest...
  11. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi guys, I bought a cockatiel today and have searched the different places and found that these birds were the most healthy. Their nostrils were clean, cage clean and all overall healthy signs. However, I realised when the guy brought him out of the cage that one of his wings had longer primary...
  12. Your Cockatiels Health
    I brought my cockatiel dodo two weeks ago and he is 5 months old, he is eating like crazy, but the problem I see is he sleeps a lot even in the daytime approximately 16 hours a day, on one leg puffed up and head tucked inside wings. Also, he doesn't talk at all only time he chirps is when he...
  13. Your Cockatiels Health
    So a bit of history, one of my Cockatiels Smokey was a rescue and came from a home where his owners smoked heavily (his cage was stained yellow) and he has had always had breathing issues since I had him. It used to just be that he couldn't fly far without getting out of breath, but over the...
  14. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello, I’ve a new Cockatiel since last Tuesday, we’ve make huge improvements since then, he let’s me touch him and he loves perching into my shoulder and chew onto my hair. Since I've read so many posts and information towards some subjects... different answers came and it has confused me to no...
  15. Cockatiel Talk
    i use regular tealights in my room quite a lot, and they're used for my wax melt which gives off a smell. ive been doing this for a while, more so around winter time cause its cozy, but then i heard somewhere that its bad for birds? i want to know if this is true because i have my cockatiel in...
  16. Food And Nutrition
    Is mixing banana and seed healthy for cockatiels? I want to give them a quick treat but before that, i want to make sure it isn't harmful.
  17. Cockatiel Breeding
    My cockateil pair with hen cinnamon pearl and male pied laid another clutch of 4 out of which 2 have hatched. The first baby is 4 days old now and yesterday when he was 3 days old, I had noticed black shades over his crop. Today on day 4, they are very prominent so I have taken clear photographs...
  18. Your Cockatiels Health
    My cockatiel, Kirby, refuses to eat any fruits or vegetables. I've tried different tricks to encourage him to eat, but he simply refuses. I've tried presenting them in different ways, sneaking them into his food bowl, eating it in front of him, and even removing his regular food before bedtime...
  19. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi all - I have a ten yr old sickly cockatiel. Even though it is sad to say, I am amazed he is still alive. For 5 years, we have visited countless vets with no success. He is a severe plucker (mostly around the back) and has ripped out his tail. He now chews some of his skin until it actually...
  20. Your Cockatiels Health
    I want to put together a basic first aid kit to have on hand for my Tiels. Just incase something should come up like broken blood feathers and such. Can someone give me an idea of what I should have in the kit? :wf cinnamon:
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