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  1. My first cockatiel! Advice needed.

    Training and Bonding
    Hey! So I bought a four-month old lutino cockatiel (named Caspian) just a week ago, and I'm in love! I found that in some aspects Cass and I have bonded very quickly; he will fly from his cage or play area over to me, he's comfortable climbing on me, he accepts scratches about half the time I...
  2. minor cockatiel injury

    Cockatiel Talk
    I just recently got my first cockatiel (Caspian, four-month-old lutino) five days ago! :lutino: Unfortunately, while I was asleep last night, he was messing around and ended up injuring himself. He lost his two longest feathers (the ones that form the tip) on his left wing, and has a couple of...
  3. Can My Cockatiels Breed?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I have one male whiteface cockatiel, and one female lutino cockatiel (both not split just normal, question ---- can they breed - male whiteface cockatiel - female lutino cockatiel
  4. Lutino Cockatiel Very dry skin

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi, I have a lutino cockatiel, Lemon, who has really dry red skin. Her feathers look really scruffy and don't lay flat against her skin, as they should. Also, her beak grows incredibly quickly. I have to trim it about every 3 weeks, and her eyes don't look as shiny as my other cockatiels...
  5. Need help identifying mutations

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi! I have a couple of tiels that just started nesting for their second time. The female is a WF Pearl and the male seemed like a Clear Pied at first because I can't see red in his eyes no matter how close I look or even if I direct some light at it. However, out of the 4 babies that were born...
  6. What sex is the baby? (Sex Linking)

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello all!! I'm currently hand raising this beautiful little bird and it's a beautiful little Lutino. I would like to know if it's a boy or a girl. The Mother is a cinnamon pearl/pied and the father is a Lutino. Someone help me out please? The photo was taken in the middle of feeding time. :)
  7. racist cockatiel

    Cockatiel Talk
    I have a grey cockatiel named Yellowhead who is really a racist, He hates lutino babies. He himself is grey split to pied,cinnamon,pearl and lutino and he has a permanent girlfriend (lutino), I say permanent since he is very devoted to her and absolutely wont breed with anyone else.So these...
  8. Sex my cockatiel!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi everyone! This is my first post. I've had Eldin for about 2 and a half months now and I'm still not sure of his gender. The people at the pet store said they thought he was a male around 6 months old. They had no information on his background so I only know what I can guess about him. He is...
  9. Lutino: Bald on neck under chin

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Buttercup is lutino and completely bald under her chin, you can't see it when you look at her because the feathers on the sides of her face and neck cover it but when you give her scritches you soon realise there is a pretty large area that's bald under there. I'm talking maybe a centermeter and...
  10. Can lutinos see colour?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I've got this book that says lutinos can't see colour. It says, "...lutino and albino (yellow and white) birds are not able to see the world in colour, as they lack the pigmentation in their eyes." This book was written in like 2008, and I haven't found anything to support these claims but I'm...
  11. Name that Mutation!

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello from Saint Louis, MO! I am looking at getting a mate for my girl Lucy and a friend of mine has the cockatiel pictured below. She says he is a male, but what I want to know is what mutation do you see? he has that typical yellow head, but a white body with an almost grey wash to it...
  12. Lutinos are stupid?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Upon taking my new lutino baby to the avian vet I was informed by said avian vet that Lutinos are a bit thick. If never heard this before but I'm inclined to believe a bird expert! He said its common with such a heavily mutated bird, and I think he also said something about reduced melanin being...
  13. What babies will I get: Lutino female with a grey whiteface pearl pied male

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I'm looking to get albino babies but I'm starting to wonder if I'm on the right track. I have a grey whiteface pearl pied male and I'm thinking of buying a Lutino female. Which babies will I get from this pairing? Any chance of albinos?
  14. New to the forum - not to birds :)

    Introductions
    Hi all, My husband and I have been breeding hand-raised cockatiels since 2006. We have a flock of around 30 adults, 2 african greys and 3 alexandrines. We are just starting our breeding season with 2 new hatchlings yesterday. One is a lutino and the other - too soon to tell :) I'm looking...
  15. Need new Cockatiel Help!

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, I recently got a new 4 month old cockatiel that is confusing me with her behavior. She doesn't like to be in her cage and prefers to sit on my shoulder. When I go to move her (or any time I want her to step up) she hisses and bites my finger. I don't let it stop me so I just hold my hand...
  16. Crochet-a-tiel!

    Fun and Games
    My newest conquest!!! Crocheted baby birds. So far I just have these 2 tiels, but I plan to expand to other types of parrots too! Despite a few setbacks (namely lunabird stealing my crochet hook any chance she gets and flying off to her cage... lol) I am all set for market season! I got invited...
  17. Hi Everyone!

    Introductions
    I am a very new Cockatiel parent from Wisconsin. In fact I am so new I haven't even brought my babies home yet. I purchased my Tiels from Misfit Aviary. One is a Lutino female (her pic is in my signature), and a Cinnamon Pied which we don't yet know the sex of (pic is my avatar). The Lutino is...
  18. Lutino what now?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    So I've always known I've loved lutinos and known that's what I wanted. I was looking up about lutinos and never knew you could have so many different mutations. But I was wondering if Skye was just a plain lutino or a lutino pearl or lutino whatever (I know males usually loose the pearl after...
  19. What ARE my tiels anyway?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I have a female lutino and a normal grey male. They had three babies, two grey males and one cinnamon female. So i'm wondering if this means the father is split to cinnamon and if the grey babies are split lutino? What about the cinnamon female? Do we know anything about the mother? I heard that...
  20. Lutino cockatiel syndrome?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi. We've had our lutino cockatiel for almost 4 months now. We got her when she was about 7 weeks old. I was just browsing online for any clues as to why she behaves the way she does. She is much more clumsy on her feet than our first cockatiel, Mo Mo, and she has a slightly different build...
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