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  1. Cockatiels in NC?

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    Hi there, so I'm a soon to be, new cockatiel owner whose located in North Carolina! I've been looking at all my options for purchasing a cockatiel and they're all.. Less than preferable. I don't want to buy anything from places like Petsmart or Petco and the small local business type pet stores...
  2. New Cockatiel, won't stop screaming

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    Hello! My name is Samantha and I adopted my first cockatiel yesterday(Eddie); I did a lot of research before adopting him and I want to give him the best life possible. He was very quiet yesterday evening and all last night. But, today he has been screaming non stop even when I'm in the same...
  3. Hello! NEED ADVICE

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    Hello! My name is Samantha and I adopted my first cockatiel yesterday(Eddie); I did a lot of research before adopting him and I want to give him the best life possible. But, today he has been screaming non stop even when I'm in the same room as him. I'm not sure what to do because I don't want...
  4. Hand taming and bonding help D:

    Training and Bonding
    Hello forum! If you've read my introductory post, you will know I am a new 'tiel owner! Hermes, my normal grey baby at 3 months, came into my life just a few days ago. Technically, he is already hand tame. I had my eyes on him for a little over a month prior to getting him, and his breeder said...
  5. Simply fell in love

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    Hello everyone, I've been a member for about a month & and owner since Feb. 11th so I guess it's time to make my introduction! My bird love affair started when my gram acquired an adolescent budgie in June 2015 which I have since received as well as expanding my little flock, but by the...
  6. A New Owner, A New Bird and a Few Questions!

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    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...
  7. Clipping their wings????

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    Hey everybody. I am a new cockatiel owner and have 3 of them. I want to be able to let them out of their cage but im scared they are going to fly away!!! They do not let me hold them or come to me yet. Should i clip their wings or what should i do?? I want them to be able to get more exercise...
  8. New owner & trying to tame

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, my husband got me three cockatiels about a month and a half ago. I spend hours each day trying to get them to come to me. I have never grabbed them!! They just seem to always hiss at me and "run" away from me. I touched one on one occasion and he bit me! How do i train these guys to come...
  9. Socializing? First time owner

    Training and Bonding
    I'm seventeen and about two months ago my friend gifted me two tiels. They weren't really socialized at her house and were given to me because they would get attention. I have been very patient with them and read tons about them, and I have tried just about everything, but they are both still...
  10. Hi Just purchased a cockatiel!

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    Hi, I'm Kelsey Just dropping a little note to everyone. I would love to meet some people on here and get to know everyone. I had a cockatiel in the past (Tweety), he past when I was about 12 years old. I recently decided to get another cockatiel, remembering just how fun they are and how i...
  11. About to get a cockatiel!

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    In a couple weeks I will be getting my first bird. I am very excited! It is a lutino pearl cockatiel that I'm getting from a local breeder which I was blessed to find. I was able to visit the cockatiel as a baby and even hold it. She posted many pictures so I basically watched my bird grow up. I...
  12. Hi! Any advice welcome, especially breeding.

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    Hello! I'm Shadow or Brezy. My household consists of me, my finance, my six yr old daughter, our two three yr old ferrets, two cockatiels (for now, more below) and one very jealous, attention hungry year old puppy who is throwing his toys on me as I type! There was an ad in the paper, but...
  13. first thing to do when bringing bird home

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    when (hopefully) bringing home my new cockatiel tomorrow whats the first few things i need to do ive looked on websites but they all seem to have lots of different ideas and ive heard i should take it to an avian vet but i cant find one near me there all aroung an hour and a half away in the car...
  14. First thing to do?

    Introductions
    when (hopefully) bringing home my new cockatiel tomorrow whats the first few things i need to do ive looked on websites but they all seem to have lots of different ideas and ive heard i should take it to an avian vet but i cant find one near me there all aroung an hour and a half away in the car...
  15. New member and first time tiel owner

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    Hi all, I'm new to this site and new to the world of tiels. My boyfriend has always wanted a bird so we've been talking about it for a year or two and now that we're in a good position to look after a bird, we've decided to get two cockatiels. I had a budgie when I was a kid but he wasn't...
  16. "used" cockatiels and biting

    Training and Bonding
    July 24 I went to the neighbor's house to ask if they had an extra cage that I could have. I was planning to get myself a cockatiel and good cages are pretty pricey. They're outside and I walk up and as "You have cockatiels, right?" The reply I got made me so giddy. "Yeah, you want them?" of...
  17. I suck at Introductions...

    Introductions
    Hello everybody! I'm Yume (pronounced "Yoo-Meh"; It's Japanese for "dream"). I got my first 'tiel yesterday! We're fairly certain he's male, but we haven't had him DNA tested or anything. I got him from a breeder at a bird expo, and he's about 3 months old. Haven't named him yet, but I'm...
  18. New cockatiel!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello everyone! As of yesterday I am now a proud, Cockatiel owner! He, She, It is a beautiful Pearl. Hand weaned from birth it is incredibly friendly. It adjusted to its new home in minutes and was sleeping on me within half an hour. It sits on my shoulder and grinds its beak often (A good sign...
  19. New member of the family!

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    So I am going to be adding a cockatiel (first bird!) to our household! I went to go meet him tonight and see where he lives currently. He`s in a small apartment, but has been free to fly. He is definitely nervous about people, so I didn`t really push anything, just talked and pet the more...
  20. Hi from Quebec Canada

    Introductions
    Hi everyone, my family and i just welcomed a new cockatiel that is about 3 months old that has been handfed. His name is Picotte (pronounced pea-cut) He is a very friendly bird and loves being out of his cage, on my shoulder, on my chest, getting petted..... So I`m glad I have found this...
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