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  1. How can I get my cockatiel to eat healthy?

    Food And Nutrition
    I've had my cockatiel for quite a long time and I've been struggling to get her to eat anything other than seeds. I've tried leaving them close to where she likes to perch, putting them in a bowl for her to eat, I've even tried showing her that it's safe to eat. I don't think she knows that she...
  2. Looking for a good old school book on breeding and how you end up with certain mutati

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Where can I find an old school paperback or hard back that can tell me how to come up with a certain mutation if I breed male of one mutation with female of another mutation?
  3. I need to understand this mutation

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi all, This is my male cockatiel. What could be the possible mutation of this cockatiel? :lutino:
  4. What color/type is my baby? Gender?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hello! I was wondering if any of you could already tell what color my cockatiel baby is, or possibly the gender from the parents! First image is of the parents. Baby also has white feathers on its wings, and speckled white on its tail.
  5. 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...
  6. Is this Pastel face?

    Cockatiel Talk
    :grey tiel: Please id this bird. it doesn't look like regular lutino got it in pet shop. so no idea about pedigree Thanks
  7. What mutation is it?

    This is an adult female. Its cheek patch is lighter than normal pf :grey tiel:
  8. What color chicks will I get?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi, My whiteface lutino female and normal grey male pair, laid eggs 2weeks back. Can anyone tell what color chick I can expect.
  9. pearl mutation question

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I have a chance to buy a beautiful pearl. The father is a pearl with no visual splits and her mother is a normal, split to pied( I'm assuming, since she has a large yellow spot on her neck.). I'm fairly sure since the father was the pearl the bird is a female. My question is can the mother's...
  10. What is Tally's mutation?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Tally is 9 mo. old and presumed to be a male. since he sings and talks (says, hello, tally,whatcha doin,hey you, makes kissy sounds whistles tunes)
  11. mutation

    hi my name is karen im new to this site im just wondering if any one can tell me what mutation my bird is please he/she is pure yellow with bright orange cheeks black eyes and light coloured feet and beak thanks for any answers karen:)
  12. Interesting feathers

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    OK so I have some interesting feathers from a friend of mine. These are from a normal pearl male. His feathers have a greenish tint to them and we were wondering if this meant anything.
  13. Sex & Mutation

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Hi Guys, I am new owner for two young cockatiels. The shop owner from whom i got them said they are around 3 months old. The gray one in the pic is a female but i had doubt abt white(yellowish) one if thats a male. The shop guy felt his under belly and said he is male , bt some hw i hv that...
  14. Scritches...

    Training and Bonding
    What the heck is she/he?!? I am training with one of my cockatiels and I would like for her to eventually love script he's. As of now, she doesn't like me getting to close to her head but he accepts treats from my hands. is there any technique to help me do this? Also, I attached pictures (not...
  15. What is this mutation?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    When I first got this feathered gentleman I thought he was a white face lutino. After I got him home and got him in better light I realized he does not have red eyes. At first I thought they were just very dark but shining a light in them produced no red whatsoever. I then noticed he really was...
  16. What mutation is this?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    My tiels had a clutch of 5 eggs. All of them hatched and only the first baby died (first time parents). one baby is gray with pearling on the chest. The other three are not like any chicks I've had before. They are yellow -brownish-light grey - grey...all on the same bird. They all have dark red...
  17. My tiel's Mutation?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    I was just wondering what kind of mutation my tiel is. I had him for over a year now and I was never told what gender or age he was etheir. So anybody have any idea what gender and age is my tiel along with what mutation? :D...
  18. 2 Normal gray (or are they?) parents. Baby's too?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I have a normal gray (from what I see) cockatiel pair. The mom laid 4 eggs but only 2 were successful. Now the chicks are about 2 weeks old, healthy, and really jumpy :) The oldest chick is only 2 days older than the youngest. Yeah, they're pretty cute. But I noticed that the oldest chick has...
  19. My 2 yr old pearl doesn't have barring on tail. female or male?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    My 2yr white face pearl is completely pearled but has no barring on the tail feathers. I have read many times that females keep their pearling and males lose it, but may retain a little around their neck. Her whole back/wings/chest are pearled so why does my bird not have barring on her tail...
  20. What mutation is kaya? And whats your opinion boy or girl??

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    What mutation is kaya? And whats your opinion boy or girl?? if you want to see the picture closer