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  1. Sick Cockatiel

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi there, Looking for some advice about my cockatiel. She is a grey female, approx. 15 years old. She lives with two other cockatiels. For about a week, her breathing has appeared laboured. She has been breathing with her beak open and there is an odd clicking/grinding noise with each breath...
  2. Not eating!!!

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    Hello, I've inherited my Grandmothers cockatiel (whom I helped care for previously). He was doing great with us for about 2 weeks. I took him to get his nails and wings trimmed and the guy at the bird store asked if I wanted his beak trimmed. I've never done this and trusted his judgement to...
  3. Slight Behavioral Change. Should I be Worried?

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    Reason is a lutino cockatiel that I've owned for almost two months. I adopted him from a reputable breeder. He is tame when I bought him. I checked him with a reputable bird vet right after purchase, and he showed no signs of illness. It is still true to this day, save for a slight behavioral...
  4. Worried

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    Hi Everyone, We had to take Junior to the vet yesterday because he was lethargic and threw up. The vet weighed him and he was down to 70 grams. We didn't notice the drop in weight. He was eating normally and his poop was fine. He had developed a bald spot on his wing over a year ago and was...
  5. Traumatised Bird

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    I have a two year old cockatiel named Aussie. Three days ago, was playing with a bell that was left on his cage, which unknown to me, the dinger had fallen off and was left with just metal wire hanging in the bell. He was playing with it and ended up getting the wire caught in his mouth. In the...
  6. Concerned :(

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    As a couple of you might of saw, a week ago I posted in the forums about Chewy's crop as it was enlarged. I took him to the vet, and he gave him a check over and said everything was fine, it was just that Chewy had been eating too much food. Vets orders were to cut down his food, which I have...
  7. A hard moult or actual sickness?

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    Hi there fellow Tiel lovers, I just registered for this site as I am confused about my Tiel's recent behavior. She is a young, hand raised grey and yellow tiel whom is molting at the moment. For the past couple of days she has been sleeping on the bottom of her cage and looking scruffy (haven't...
  8. Emergency Run to the Vet !

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    Pavarotti started sitting on the bottom of the cage last night and acting really lethargic ! There was no Veterinary Clinic open at that time, So I waited until this morning, and today I spent almost 10 hours with him in the clinic ! I took him to a new Vet, Which I have to say I regret ! The...