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  1. Nesting and Genetics Questions

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi, peeps! It's my first post and my first experience having cockatiel babies. Also english is not my first language, so pardon me. About Nesting I have a hen that I thought was infertile (she never laid eggs). She and my cinnamon male kinda of made a nesting on my closet, behind some shoes...
  2. Possible nesting aggression? Advice appreciated!

    Training and Bonding
    Hi, I hope I'm posting this in the right place, I've come here because I have a Cockatiel who is roughly 5 months old, we have had him for about 2 months now. The main issue we have ran into is he seems to be attempting to nest on nearly everything that he can sit on within his cage. We have...
  3. Nesting Behavior?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I got my cockatiel, Birdadette (Bird for short), about four years ago. She laid one egg about a year or so after I got her and hasn't laid one since. The first egg was a major surprise to both of us, and she wanted nothing to do with it, so after 3 days I removed it. So no eggs or any sign of...
  4. Male behavior while nesting

    Cockatiel Talk
    Still new to cocktiels. My male does not seem interested in the nest with 5 eggs at all. Female will let him in but he does not share the responsibilities in sitting. I am worried that she will have to do everything if and when they hatch. Still have some days to go, I believe. 1st egg was laid...
  5. I have some questions

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I have a pair of cockatiels Tinsel and Jessie. Jessie is a very yellow lutino hen, and Tinsel is a wild type male. Jessie is a female as she has barring and spots on her wings and tail. She also exhibits hen mating behaviour (hasn't laid and egg though). My mom has seen them mating but I...
  6. feeding suet to a thin bird

    Food And Nutrition
    My birds are currently on their second batch of eggs (and last) this year. Mom is not coming out to eat often and when she does, she eats about 3 bites and rushes back into the nesting box. She has laid 6 eggs and is finished laying. her eyes don't look great, and they are both (mom and dad)...
  7. Will flightless cockatiel breed?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hey guys I need some help I've got a female cockatiel she's called poppy and she's a white faced cinnamon pearl I've had hew about a month. She came with her boyfriend who is a normal grey and their previous owner says she thinks they are about 3 years old but she can't be sure as they got them...
  8. Nesting on aviary floor

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hello everyone I'm new to this site as a member but I have read a lot of threads on here that have helped me a lot with my birds. I am writing this thread to give information for anyone who has had their cockatiel nest on the floor of their aviary. So I have a mixed aviary containing 7 Chinese...
  9. In the medicine cabinet all day -- Help!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, Talk Cockatiel members! I need advice on how to deal with a sixteen-year-old, healthy, male cockatiel who wants to spend all day in the medicine cabinet. I want my bird, Conrad, to feel happy and fulfilled. If Conrad likes the medicine cabinet, I want to let him spend time there. But he...
  10. Baby Cockatiels help! ASAP

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey everyone i need help really quick. My 5 week old baby cockatiels are out of their box. Theirs 5 of them.They get out now a lot often now and i need help on knowing what to do. Its getting pretty late here and they should go to sleep but i just wanna know what to do. Should i put the babies...
  11. Female Cockatiel sudden behavior change

    Your Cockatiels Health
    My family and I adopted a female cockatiel of an unknown age (we were told she was old) about two years ago to join our family of two cockatiels (male and female, unbonded). She has always been a bit withdrawn (story was that she was separated from her mate) so we just let her be and give her...
  12. Obsessive Drinking and watery poop

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi all, I have a pair of cockatiels, the girl is about 9 years old and boy age is unknown. They started laying eggs last year, all the way through winter (we live in San Diego, CA, so winter isn't really harsh, plus they are indoor). They had just one hatched, the rest are not fertilized. We...
  13. Territory fights, please help!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Yep I need help again :( Oldest baby is almost 6 weeks old, youngest is almost 5 weeks old. Their cage situation is this: there are 2 cages attached to each other so they can come and go and the parents can feed them. In my current and temporary living situation I cannot turn them loose in this...
  14. Chirping at the Cage Floor

    Cockatiel Talk
    Our cockatiel is currently pacing about on perches and on the floor, looking at the floor, doing her little "Hello!" whistle. She's mainly looking at the corners, I think. Could this possibly be nesting behaviour? Or just an interesting part of the newspaper she's trying to communicate with? :)...
  15. Gah. HELP!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi, I am currently attempting to breed my 2 cockatiels, Peano and Sunny. They were doing everything well until about a week before hatching when they stopped sitting on the eggs, and then started mating again. The second time they did exactly the same thing. The cockatiels cage joins onto the...
  16. Tiels not nesting at night - help?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    My cockatiels started to do some shoddy nesting after the second egg arrived, and got better by the third, but they still abandon them at night and it gets cold. I've tried coaxing them by leaving a little light in the box, food, etc. Even placing my cockatiel in. The male wasn't helping much...
  17. Is This Even Possible!??

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi everyone! Yesterday I took two of my cockatiels out of the big flight cage and put them into a separate cage that already houses 2 of their flockmates. I put them there to begin to bond so that I could eventually set them up for nesting. I was absolutely *shocked* to walk into my bird...
  18. Is my bird sick

    Introductions
    My cockatiel, Sweep, vomited last Tuesday (a week today). He had eaten some bran flakes (which he has eaten on many occasions before without being sick and I don't give him an excess amount, please trust me on that) Since Tuesday he has become very quiet and withdrawn. He has not chirped...
  19. Whiteface x Pastelface Breeding Journal

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I am so happy to announce Billie Jean and Stempie have finally started their family! She laid her first egg on Monday, so technically her 4th should have been tomorrow (Sunday) if one was laid every other day, HOWEVER today when I peeked in the nest for my first thorough look, I discovered four...
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