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  1. Training and Bonding
    Hi All, My 18 year old cockatiel has always been super well behaved if left to roam and fly around the room freely, but recently he has started going into areas he normally wouldn't and I am always afraid he is going to get into something he shouldn't that could hurt him. I have had to start...
  2. Breeding and Genetics
    Hey guys, hope you’re well! I just wanted to share this video about hormones with you since it’s the season at the moment. I think this video may be of a lot of us to all of you! Here’s the link: Oke.io ! I’d really recommend it as if covers lots of things about parrot hormones. Also, this isn’t...
  3. Cockatiel Talk
    My tiel Asa is a shy nervous bird. It's always been a struggle to get toys for him, because he's easily overwhelmed. Over time, I developed what I thought was a good system of introducing the toys during playtime outside of the cage. I would play with the toy in front of him until he seemed...
  4. Cockatiel Talk
    Hi ! So I'm considering consulting a behaviorist for this, because I don't really know what's going on, but I'm gonna try this forum first. (re-using this summary from another post) To summarize Mocha a bit, he's 3 and a half years old, he's a male cockatiel, and I got him from a good breeder...
  5. Training and Bonding
    Hi guys, I have heard that in comparison to other parrot species tiels tend to be more stable and less hormonal/aggressive during breeding seasons. Is this true? If they do tend to exhibit aggressive/territorial behavior during this time is it temporal? Thanks.
  6. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi, We have four adult cockatiels, three males and one female. All are kept in separate cages, in three rooms. The female has just laid her first three eggs but for two months before that I was concerned about excess water in her droppings. A vet check (CBC, gram stain) assured me she was...
  7. Cockatiel Talk
    This afternoon, I found Sadie rubbing her back against a toy, "cooing". I moved the toy to where she couldn't rub, what else can I do? Don't want her to keep stimulating herself so that she lays an egg, or becomes egg bound.
  8. 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...
  9. Cockatiel Talk
    What suggestions would you give for minimizing screetching? I have an unhappy neighbor (apartment living) as Woodstock is screetching a lot. We have had unusually warm temps so the windows are open. He hears the other birds, and also I know he's calling for me. I spend time with him in the...
  10. Training and Bonding
    Timmy is 10 months old, and hand raised. We got him when he was 10 weeks old and he's very friendly. Lately we've been having a problem with him screaming. We were told by our breeder that if he is screaching and will not stop, we can put him in "time-out" in another room and cover him up. We...
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