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  1. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello forum-goers! It's been a super long time since I've posted here, and I regret the situation which is bringing me to post again... My 9 year old female cockatiel, Countess, has been having some serious health problems, which are very complicated, but I would like to share in case there...
  2. Cockatiel Breeding
    My question is about feather plucking (by both parents) and whether the solution I've come up with for now would be a good idea. I know people have sometimes suggested the babies be pulled and hand fed, or just left alone and plucked since the feathers grow back, but as I don't want bald babies...
  3. Your Cockatiels Health
    Cheekee is a little over 18 months old & is going through her first heavy molt. She has had a couple of mild molts since we have had her....but this is clearly a heavy molt as she is loosing a good deal of feathers from her tail, some wing feathers & down feathers. There is dust everywhere...
  4. 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...
  5. Your Cockatiels Health
    Please help. Am I on the right track with my poor sweet 'teil named Bell? :tiel2: Situation: 1 year ago, friends bird watched for a week (their place). He came back... changed (loud, distrustful). Also, I have PTSD, so am not entirely emotionally stable. Bell and I can effect each other...
  6. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hey guys, Just wondering how often a Cockatiel is supposed to clean himself because I just got my new bird from a Breeder and he seems to clean himself a lot (at least this morning) She didn't give him his shots. I would appreciate any comments about vaccinations for my Cockatiel etc...He also...
  7. Your Cockatiels Health
    Help! My Vex has recently started to pluck. At first I thought it was a molt. But she's bare on her legs, and a lot on her chest! This is new for her. She is 3.5 years old. She was (and is) my pet. But I'm getting into breeding. I went through 3 males for her until she finally paired...
  8. Cockatiel Breeding
    Sorry, I know this question has been asked before. I noticed today that the female was trying to get the male to mate with her. I also noticed that both of them were in the nest with the chicks for quite some time, which is something that hasn't happened before. She has been pecking a lot at...
  9. Cockatiel Breeding
    Yep I need help again :( Oldest baby is almost 6 weeks old, youngest is almost 5 weeks old. Their cage situation is this: there are 2 cages attached to each other so they can come and go and the parents can feed them. In my current and temporary living situation I cannot turn them loose in this...
  10. Cockatiel Breeding
    Winky and Rocky are first time parents. They layed 7 eggs in 2 batches and only one was fertile and we got the little peep that we have now from them. he is only 29 days old. I noticed today when i took him out for his daily pictures and weight check that his front chest and all around his neck...
  11. Cockatiel Breeding
    My mama cockatiel has 2 babies that are 4 weeks old. She is so loving with her babies. Papa cockatiel is also caring for his babies when it comes to feeding and protecting them. But papa cockatiel sometimes goes inside the nest and plucks a few tiny feathers under the chick. This rarely happens...
  12. Cockatiel Talk
    As the title states, I have a tightly bonded pair that has recently began "over preening" each other. First it was the hen with a little bald spot over her ear, then it was him with a bald patch on his head, and now it's both of them looking scraggly. Both are growing in new feathers to...
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