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  1. What does this behavior mean?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I've had my female cockatiel for about three and a half weeks! She's very silly at times and an absolute joy to have around! Recently, when I take her out so she can play on the play top on her cage, she'll spread her wings and start walking around! I think it's hilarious, but what does it mean?
  2. cockatiel wont play with any toys

    Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    my female 2 year old cockatiel has no interest in toys. she isnt depressed or plucking, but i have been wondering if there is any reason for this. she has many different colourful toys in her cage and i often move them around to make a new layout for her (around once a month). I was just...
  3. Sucking (or Stuck?) on Safety Pin

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi Talk Cockatiels! :-) My first bird did this weird thing. I thought it was just an idiosyncrasy. But now my second bird is doing the same thing. Both birds like safety pins. But on multiple occasions, both birds also appear to have their beak stuck on the safety pin. They just hold the...
  4. Out of cage interactions?

    Training and Bonding
    Pip has an opened top cage that we leave open most of the day, so he can climb up and down at will during the times that we are home. Probably three times a day, he gets to come onto my shoulder (which is ALL he really wants to do, EVER). He is very happy hanging around my shoulder, flirting...
  5. How To Play With Cockatiels

    Training and Bonding
    Hello everyone! I have a seven or so month old cockatiel, who's coming along splendidly with his taming (perfect gentleman, usually very quiet, etc.) but I feel like he spends way too much time being basically ignored by the family. We talk and whistle to him every day, as well as let him perch...
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