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  1. aloe vera mist bath for dry skin?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Luna is coming out of a molt (I think). She has dry skin and scratches a lot. Her feet are also dry, and she has a bald patch on the top of her head. I want to ease her itchiness and help soften her feather shafts(?) and soothe her dry skin (top of her head and under her wings) and I've read...
  2. safe moisturiser for dry feet?

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    I'm minding a young clipped cockatiel (Luna) for a few weeks, and I've noticed she has rather dry feet. I've read pure aloe vera juice or aloe vera plant sap mixed with her bath water could help? But as yet she hasn't wanted a bath (she's had a mist shower but she wasn't really into that...
  3. Molting Issues

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    So I've had two cockatiels for about a year now - they're roughly around a year old at this point (male and female) and the female in particular has had a difficult molt it seems. She has had an abundance of blood feathers (last time we had a vet visit (July 2018) 12 were plucked) and since then...
  4. Question about feather colour and molt

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    Hey all, So, Puck is now definitely in his first molt. There's feathers everywhere :lol: I've kept the tailfeathers he's lost so far (2 of the upper ones and one of his bottom feathers) and was wondering.... I heard that in male tiels, the barring on the tailfeathers wil disappear after the...
  5. Molting and Abnormal Droppings

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    I'm needing advice on this especially if anyone's experienced this. It's making me a nervous wreck. I will clarify that I'm going to have my cockatiel taken to the vet tomorrow. For the past week or so my cockatiel has been molting and her stool has been loose and watery. The coloring of her...
  6. Too much molting!

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    Last month, my 12 year old Tiel molted two months in a row. I thought it was really weird he molted two times so close together, but I figured maybe his body clock got messed up somehow and it was re adjusting itself. A few weeks later I took him in the shower and he got SOAKED like there was no...
  7. Moulting causing itching or something else?

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    Hi - I thought at first that my bird was going through a heavy molt but now I am starting to think that something else might be going on. He has been losing feathers for about 6 weeks now, some proper long flight feathers too, but in addition now he seems to be itching a lot, and a little...
  8. Can I do anything to help her through the molt?

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    Luma has just had a massive molt! I've not had her for a full year yet so I was very worried when I uncovered her cage one morning and found a load of feathers on the floor. The rest of the day she was shedding feathers all over the house! She's lost almost all of her crest and her 2 longest...
  9. Cockatiel has missing feathers on her face!?

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    My cockatiel seems to be molting but I have noticed that she has skin showing on her face.. I'm not sure if this is normal. I have been worrying about her health since she is 16 years old. Her skin appears to be dark red above her nostrils and a bit on her left cheek. I know she likes...
  10. Really watery, clear cockatiel poo?

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    Hello When I got home this afternoon, I noticed that every time my cockatiel pooped it would be just clear and watery, nothing else in it at all, it was just like warm water coming out. I have never seen her poop like this before and I am worried. She is molting at the moment, and the feathers...
  11. 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...
  12. Early molting?

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    In the past couple days, Maya's started dropping feathers like crazy! I think she might be molting, but I've read that the first molt is supposed to happen between the ages of 6-12 months old, and Maya's only about 3 and 1/2 months old. I don't think she's picking her feathers, since no blood's...
  13. Tally is molting, have some molting tally photos!

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    He really needs his nails trimmed. a trip to the vet is in order! His tail feathers look AWFUL, I honestly think there are like two feather total on his rear end, but it LOOKS like more are growing in they're just super short (but thick like the tail feathers) somebody please tell me this is...
  14. Molting or somethings wrong?

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    Hi everyone :D i have a question about my tiel's feathers. he has these ↓ things? i don't really know what they are it is all over is head and neck, there are even some on his crest. Is this a part of his molting or something? I am just curious because his whole head is turning into these lol...
  15. HELP-My hen is taking monster poops and my male is molting

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    Im freakin out a bit my hen is takin monster poops as soon as shes let out of the cage its like shes holding it? but ive also read it could be because shes about to lay, what is going on?!?!? and my male is molting, is their special food or anthing i should be feeding them? and what size of...
  16. Molting

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    Hey everyone! Quick question: how many times per year does a cockatiel molt, at what age does a cockatiel go through his first molt, and after that, when is the second molt? Thanks!
  17. Weird Molt

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    My tiels are molting right now and i just noticed that one of my babies has molted all her flight feathers on one wing and the other wing is only missing one! She doesnt usually fly around to much and they are only out of the cage when me or my boyfriend are around so i dont think she will hurt...
  18. too long of a molt?

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    I have a 15 year old cockatiel and she or he (not sure of sex) just went through a molt that started at the beginning of December. She stopped molting mid January but was still growing in some pin feathers at the time. Then all of the sudden about a week ago she started molting again! Is...
  19. Molting

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    I just have a few general questions about molting and I can't find any good resources that answer them. How long does it usually take to complete a molt? What can I do to make my tiel more comfy? Noki's tail feathers seem to be breaking off about an inch and a half from the base, is that normal?
  20. Molting for Winter?

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    So Billy went through a heavy molt in the Spring, I assume to get ready for the summer months here. This was around April. Now, it's late October and (i think) he is molting again! I have seen lots of feathers in the cage bottom, mostly downy feathers but some wing feathers too. I am 99% sure he...