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  1. New cockatiel do’s and dont’s

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    Hi everyone. We just got a cockatiel yesterday evening. I’m just wondering if you have tips on what to do and what not to do as this is our first bird. I’ve read in a lot of places not to let the out of the cage for the first few days however Sunny seems to be getting super antsy and is pacing...
  2. New Female cockatiel

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    :pied: I have had my cockatiel for a while now and have just found out that it is a female! However, I do not see it laying any eggs so that is a little concerning since my cockatiel was found I do not know if she is at the right age for it or if this is a big deal or not. I also want to get my...
  3. I found my cockatiel on the streets and need advice!

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    I had found my cockatiel on the streets a couple of months ago. I put my hand down and it hopped onto it so I decided to take him home and raise it. My mom and I have been caring for him for a couple of months now and we really are beginners at this. We never thought we would be getting a...
  4. 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...
  5. Introducing Starly to my home, need advice?

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    Hello all! I got my new baby tiel :pied: Starly three days ago. She started off normal for her settling in period (typical anxious, quiet, not moving much..) but then a couple hours into her first day, she went buck wild. She is clearly agitated, not sure if she just wants to escape, or is...
  6. Is it normal to be really nervous upon bringing home my bird?

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    (This is mostly a rant/vent) Hi, so I finally got to bring Apollo home today, yay! He's around 3.5 months old right now. I've done all the research in the world but I'm still so nervous about him being here. He's in his cage right now and I can see him and he's constantly shaking. I read up and...
  7. Got my second tiel, but I have questions

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    I have had Bird :pearl: for about 4 years now and I decided to get a second tiel. We picked up Luna :pied: about 2 weeks ago and the birds seem to be getting along. I was wondering though if anyone has any good resources on cockatiel interactions with one another. My spesific question right now...
  8. New family member

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    I rehomed a three year old male Cockatiel about few moths ago. he was a tamed bird 9the old owner told me so) and i have tried everything on bonding with him from feeding him treats he loves (crackers and sun flower seeds) which he takes from my hand i have even tying to speak to him and read to...
  9. Meet the new girl, Kiki

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello my fellow tielers'. So Sunday was the special day I picked up my 10 week old, pearl-pied girly :) (At least we think she's a girl as she doesn't sing much at all and is a very cuddly girl that loves her head scritches!) I thought you'll like to see some pictures of her as she is a very...
  10. Ludwing Van Beethoven

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    Hello all! I'm a first time bird housemate and I've been using this site for reference a lot! (especially since he wasn't hand fed). This is Ludwing! Named after the good ol' Ludwig Van. He's a very angsty birb, much like Beethoven. He likes sitting on my music stand, imitating passing...
  11. New Rescue Tiel Yoda

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    This is one of my new additions Yoda. He is 16 years old. Poor thing was never tamed or let out of his cage. I also adopted his cage mates at the shelter. Two one year old tiels we names Sassafras because he is a sassy stinker who is not tame and totally hyper and Cricket who makes cricket...
  12. Bringing home a 2nd Tiel

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, New cockatiel mommy here! We have had Beaker for about 3 weeks now and made the decision to take home another one of Beakers clutch-mates so that he can have company when we are at work/school during the day. My question is about making sure the new bird (Bunsen) bonds to us and not...
  13. My new baby bird, Amelie :D

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    This Saturday I picked up my baby girl, Amelie. She's from an excellent breeder in the south of England (I travelled from central Scotland to pick her up, phew!) and she's the most darling little thing. Here she is on her first day home taking a little nap in my hand: Soooo happy to have...
  14. Introducing...

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    Penelope! She's around 4 months old, and is a beautiful little girl. She's been giving me kisses already. The only room we could put her in, the fan is not working which is strange because it was fine a couple of weeks ago. So I had no choice but to put her in the living room with the other 2...
  15. New tiel - when can I start training?

    Training and Bonding
    I have recently become a proud owner of a 2 month old cockatiel. I've had her for two weeks. She was hand reared, and therefore EXTREMELY friendly - she has little tantrums when I put her back in her cage, because she wants to be out and about! Because she spends so much time out of her cage...
  16. El Tercero!

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    I got a 3rd cockatiel over a month ago now and never posted about it because I wanted to include pictures, but was too lazy to go and actually take pictures. Also I was in-and-out of town the past two weeks. Anyway! Meet Jazz/JJ/Jazzercise: We were at Petco digging through the clearance...
  17. A New Owner, A New Bird and a Few Questions!

    Introductions
    Hey there! I go by Strawberry or Strawbs around the internet. c: I recently acquired my first bird, a five year old lutino female cockatiel who was previously named Tino. I work at a downtown mom-and-pop pet shop, and I worked for about 6 weeks to pay for her cage and the bird herself. I've...
  18. I may be rescuing this little guy from Craigslist!

    Cockatiel Talk
    I know some of you saw this on the "Craigslist-I want that bird" thread, but I thought I'd share this anyway. So, I was moseying about craigslist as I normally do, and saw this little guy: http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...677881612.html His cage looked absolutely miserable, and I felt so...
  19. Quarantine issue

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Okay, so one thing that is making me have major doubts about picking up Archie on Satirday is that our home is quite small and it is simply not possible for Archie and Sadie to have completely different air spaces. I have Archie's cage all set up but quarantining is freaking me out. Of course I...
  20. Newly hatched cockatiel-owner :)

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    Hey! I'm Julianne and I'm from a very small town in norway. I have a cat and I've had two zebrafinches before. One died of old age, the other one, my vet suspected liver decease. Anyway, although I will never forget or stop missing my dear finches, I've recently moved on an bought a cockatiel...
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