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  1. Pin feathers & sheath coming off when preening

    Training and Bonding
    One of my cockatiels only seems to get along with me (and not with his family members) so he chooses me to preen him all the time. In fact he prefers my preening instead of the millet spray I give him. So now that he is molting I would like to avoid for him to have any stress bars on his...
  2. aggressive hen

    Cockatiel Breeding
    My pair of cockatiels have a 4 week old baby. It`s the hens very first clutch. Everything started fine until the third week. I noticed the parents rarely feed it as often as they should and have begun mating again. I`ve also noticed the hen biting at the babys pin feathers and has caused a bit...
  3. Scritching around pin feathers?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Maya is having her first molt, and she has a lot of pin feathers coming in, especially on her head. I've heard that molting is pretty uncomfortable, so I was wondering what would be the best way to give her head scritches without hurting her pin feathers? I've been giving her mist baths every...
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