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  1. Brand new bird who's all puffed up

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hey! I'm totally new to these forums, but I've just a couple hours ago gotten a new cockatiel. While viewing them at the breeders, their feathers wear flat, they weren't bobbing when they breathed, and they were fairly active. Now that they're at home they're puffed up and bobbing when...
  2. First time owner

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey all im new here and im getting a young cockatiel in a couple weeks, and im picking him up a few hours away and i just want to know whats the best way to carry him home less stress as possible Thanks Sarah
  3. Do I have everything for pirate?

    Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    I keep posting :lol: but I just want to make sure that I have the best info so I can give the best life to my little boy. This is what I have right now, is this all I need?: - food bowl - water dish - A Zupreem oat mix from my local bird store - A seed blend form my local bird store - Millet -...
  4. Cage Size

    Cockatiel Talk
    I'm buying a cage now for my bird, pirate, who we'll be taking home in a couple weeks. Is this a good cage size? Size: 31"(W) X 20"(W) X 53"(H)
  5. Questions about Cockatiels?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi everyone, I'm looking into adopting a cockatiel in the next few months. I've had parakeets and finches in the past so this isn't my first bird... Though it is my first larger bird and I have a few questions for those who have experience with owning them. 1) About how loud are these birds? I...
  6. Brand new to Cockatiel care

    Hello! My dad surprised me with two 3 month old male cockatiels. I named them, Greyson and Beta. Greyson was my first cockatiel. I got Beta a few days later to keep Greyson company. So far, I’ve had them for about 2 weeks give or take. Beta is more playful and outgoing. Greyson is not. He...
  7. First time bird owner to a feisty little cockatiel, Feeding Help!

    Hello, just a week ago I bought my first bird from a pet store. They told me he's between 3-4 months old. He's very feisty and always wants to bite me. I havent really been able to tame him because he wins every time. Ive always heard that its better to buy them from a breeder instead of a pet...
  8. Adopted Adult Cockatiel

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello Everyone! I am new to this site and to Cockatiel ownership. We recently, about 1 week ago, purchased an adult Cockatiel that we found in the local paper. The previous owners didn't know his(?) age, as someone else gave him(?) to them. He was in a pretty small cage, and when I saw the...
  9. New at this

    Hello, I am the proud owner of three beautiful cockatiels and one parakeet. I got Gary, my fav and first cockatiel, about three years ago for Christmas. My mom and I was planning on getting a simple parakeet instead but I fell head over heels in love with Gary! In the petshop he was a fluffed up...
  10. Embarrassing Admission.

    Training and Bonding
    Hi, so. I'm a 40 year old man with a 13 week old cockatiel. I am going to openly admit that I am hesitant to try the step up training as I'm apprehensive of being bitten. There. I said it. Pip has been with us for 3.5 days. He is a pretty chill little guy, and was raised by a breeder in...
  11. Feeding questions

    Food And Nutrition
    Hello! So, we've had our 15 week old :grey tiel: for three days now. He didn't eat for the first 2 days. He is eating now. Quite a bit. He is on a seed/pellet mixture recommended by the breeder. I try to supplement with veggies, but he hasn't shown a ton of interest yet. He nibbled some...
  12. New Tiel Behavior Check in

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, so: As a brand new 'Tiel owner, I have lots and lots of questions. I google as much as possible, but I've found that this forum is the most helpful thing out there. So thanks for all the the help so far, and thanks in advance for the help to come! So this is the third day with Pip, who...
  13. Crooked Tail Feather

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello! So Pip is our brand new 3 month old Cockatiel, and we are brand new bird owners. We brought him home yesterday, and we released him from his carrier box into his new cage and noticed that one of his long tailfeathers is askew. It looks like it got bent while in transport from the...
  14. First night with our new "Pip."

    Cockatiel Talk
    Yesterday afternoon, we brought home "Pip" from a wonderful exotic store in Chicago. Pip is a hand raised, hand fed baby gray cockatiel (we know he was hand fed/raised as we handled him easily in the store on several occasions, including yesterday.) We took him home and introduced him to his...
  15. Hello!

    Hello all. Been browsing your forum for some time now. Happy to be able to finally post! Big day for us: we just brought home Pip; a 3 month old hand raised gray cockatiel. He is lovely, and we are very excited! He has been in his new home for about 30 minutes now and is already perched and...
  16. Me and Bobby McGee

    Hi, I just received my first Cockatiel last Thursday. I believe the lady said he is a Pearl Pied and more than likely a male. She said he is three months old. He is very tame and a good companion. He is trying to whistle but it sounds very faint. This site has been very helpful with me being new...
  17. Fresh bird owner!

    Hello! Dr. Virus is my handle in various corners of the internet, but I want to mention that I am obviously not a real doctor of any kind, haha. Also going to go ahead and mention I'm not much on keeping up with forums so apologize ahead of time if I magically disappear after a time. But! I am...
  18. Our First

    Cockatiel Pictures
    Brought this little thing home today. still nervous. stood absolutely still for 3 hours, but just ate a little bit a few minutes ago. I worry a little about the change in temp. It was kept outdoors from birth ( I am told it is young ) it has been triple digits here, and now it is inside at 75...
  19. Looking into a cage?

    Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    So I`m going to meet the cockatiel I`m thinking of buying tomorrow, but I`ve been working on trying to find a good cage. So I found one that`s like this: Does anyone have experience with this cage? One of the reviews says that it...
  20. POOKIE&SPIKE the soon to be parentsss :)) [[photo heavy]]

    Cockatiel Breeding
    ive had my babies for bout 6 monthss my female pookie was like love at first sighht.....a week later i got her spike my fiesty lil male for companyy they're not really tame im guessing the store owner wasnt really nice to them :/ dey lovee each other and have 6 fertile eggs in their homemade...