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  1. Male or female?

    Cockatiel Talk
    9 week old Heavy Pied, loves biting stuff and playing with my glasses, chirps sometimes, very active.
  2. 1 year old male suddenly bites!

    Training and Bonding
    My male 1 year old hand-raised cockatiel:grey tiel: Bites my hand when he gets excited. When I say bite, i'm not talking about a cutesy little, hey I don't like that, pinch, I mean full-on blood-lust type bites. When he gets excited he will act like he is enjoying himself but then attacks and...
  3. Telephone screeching problem

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Greetings all! Excuse the lengthy post... For my 16th birthday many, many moons ago I bought a male cockatiel at a nearby pet store (I was young and uneducated about these things). I still remember the day he picked me, he was sitting in a tiny cage huddled up with many other tiels but...
  4. male cockatiel almost always has his crest up

    Cockatiel Talk
    i'm pretty new with birds and dont really understand all of their body language, but i understand that if they are grinding their beak and puff up their feathers they are calm, but he still has his crest up when he is relaxed, only time he doesnt have it up is when he is nibbling my fingers and...
  5. Baby Cockatiel.. Need alittle Help Please

    Cockatiel Pictures
    Hello there, I got a baby cockatiel 10-13 days old when I got it.. I had many many Cockatiels in the last 8 years but this is the first time feeding the little one, it kept on growing every week But I was worried and still worried of it growth progress because on a growth chart comparing...
  6. Wood isnt a good source of fiber, methinks.

    Cockatiel Talk
    So i've had this little bit that came with my cage for sometime now, and it's a small natural perch maker, where one takes a branch from outside and uses it in the bird's cage. I picked one from a tree out back, set it up, and Hermes loves it, though... maybe a little too much? He nibbles at...
  7. Talkative... a little too talkative.

    Cockatiel Talk
    My baby Hermes is a male, so of course, alike most males, he will chit chat and chatter about all day. However, I've been informed by my parents that while I am away at school, he will SCREECH and SCREAM and otherwise just loudly chirp. This is a problem, seeing as how my mother babysits for a...
  8. Fruit Cockatiel (Cocktail)

    Your Cockatiels Health
    When I purchased Hermes from his breeder, she told me that I could occasionally introduce some small bits of fruit into his diet as treats or even rewards when training him, and I have seen other tiel owners feed their birds from time to time, though I am not too sure what fruits and I should...
  9. Reflection Lover?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Heya everyone, WolfyV here! So recently Hermes has been taking quite the liking to his mirror toy within his cage.. quite a bit, actually. He licks it, chirps at it, snuggles up close to it, and outright stares at it for hours on end. I know that among most males this is normal, but he rarely...
  10. Hello from me and Hermes!

    Hello Hello 'tiel owners young and old! I am Jazmine, though WolfyV or Wolfy is fine, too! I am a rather young lady living in Arizona with my cockatiel, Hermes. I got him VERY recently, so bonding has yet to fully ensue, but he is a hand tamed and fed baby boy I've had my eyes on for quite some...
  11. When/how do male cockatiels lose thier pearls?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I'm not entirely certain just how a male cockatiel lose their pearls. Do they lose the pearl spots in a single molt at maturity? Or is it gradual process over several molts/years? I ask because one of my birds, Benny, is a pied-pearl. We don't know exactly how old he is. He's we adopted him...
  12. Name Suggestion for WF Pied Male

    Cockatiel Talk
    :wf pied: I need ideas for a name for this handsome man. He is very vocal and curious, has a good temperament. And, go!
  13. Is this a male or female?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I have no experience telling the gender of a bird just by looking. If I had to guess, I'd say this bird is a male. It is 2 1/2 months old. Any guesses?
  14. Maybe someone can take this tiel off my hands?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello, this may sound terrible, but I cannot take living with my cockatiel any longer. I love him to death, but I don't seem like the one that should be taking care of him. I have migraines literally every day, and a terrible allergy to the dust. I can't get him to eat anything but seed and...
  15. Can you put a female and male cockatiel together before their breeding age?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hey, I was just wondering if you are allowed to put a male and female cockatiel together in one cage before their breeding/mating/young age? Like put them together as friends? If not, what age should it be? Do I have to wait until Peeka's older? I just want to be safe! I want to get another...
  16. Reply if you love your cockatiel!! :d

    Cockatiel Talk
    Reply if you love your cockatiel!! :) I LOVE MY COCKATIEL~ Tell him/her that you love him/her on this post! :) I want to get to know your cockatiel! Tell me their names and a pic of them if you like, and of course, tell him/her that you love him/her! Come on, don't be shy ;)
  17. W/F Lutino Male with W/F Pearl Female

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I have a whitefaced lutino male paired with a female whitefaced pearl. Their first clutch they threw a whitefaced lutino and something else. 'She' (sex unknown) is grey with some silver pearling. Light grey cheek patches have just shown up, as well as a light silver streak on her crest...
  18. New here - Gender for bird!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey guys, new here. I used to have a cockatiel when I was 13, then about two years ago when I was 16 my grandma accidentally left the doors open in the house when she was getting rid of things, and unfortunately he flew outside. Best bird in the entire world. His name was Zander and I had him...
  19. Are these heart wings?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I'm pretty much positive he's a male, but I was wondering if this is the heart wings which many people cite as a characteristic of definite male behavior.
  20. Just wondering...

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone might have a picture of a male pied cockatiel around 5 weeks old. Thanks :D