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  1. Lots of Concerns

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello, I've got a few concerns. He just seems abnormal for a tiel, or for a bird in general. I know personalities differ buuuuut I figured I would ask anyway. Concerns: 1.) Doesn't play. He really doesn't take interest in anything. But he does seems happy. He's often fluffed and...
  2. A Funny Story: Trial and Error

    Cockatiel Talk
    Here is a story about why I love birds. They use trial and error, unlike a lot of other pet animals (some do, I haven't seen it much. Maybe hamsters, the escape artists? haha) So, Indie's jungle gym is on a table adjacent to my bookcase. Yesterday, he really wanted to climb onto one of the...
  3. Vermont?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello, I hate this so much. So much. It has me weeping everyday. I unexpectedly had a life change (extremely unexpected, extreme change) and Indie might not be able to come with me. Is there anyone in Vermont who would like to adopt him? :( I just want a good forever home for him...
  4. Indie! Question about Calling

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, I am just updating after a long absence. Indie has made so much progress! He has been stepping up, crawling on my shoulder and coming out of his cage to play on his jungle gym. Overall, I would assume he's pretty happy. I am wondering if anyone can describe what some of the...
  5. Identify Behavior

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello, Indie very frequently will do the following: reach down, bite his foot while making a garbled, kind of angry sounding noise. Then, he will stare right at me and do it again. This behavior is commonly associated with him pecking his perch and singing. It looks like aggressive...
  6. Indie Won't Preen

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello, So, Indie won't preen his breast feathers. He is naturally white... but he is turning brown. I put a little bath in his cage and I have been spraying him with water. What should I do? He's just getting more gross by the day... Suggestions? ~ Kate
  7. Suggestions for Treats

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, Indie refuses to eat anything but seeds. I know I have to convert him to pellets eventually, but right now I'm focused on training him. I feel like it will be hard to get him used to me/to perform tasks if I don't have any positive reinforcement to offer him. I have tried millet and...
  8. Introducing: Kate & Indie!

    Introductions
    Ladies/Gentlemen/Good People & Birds! I am just introducing myself to the community. I just adopted Indie a few weeks ago. I don't currently have a picture of him, but I will post one a bit later on. ~ Kate
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