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  1. First 'tiel needs TLC

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi there, I am getting my first bird this week. Daisy is just under a year old and is not doing well in her current situation, which has been described as noisy and chaotic (several other birds, kids, dogs, etc.). She has started fighting with her sister/cagemate (it is a large cage). The owner...
  2. 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...
  3. Plucking during a Molt

    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. Simon won't stop preening me!

    Training and Bonding
    I got Simon a week ago, and he's great. When I open his cage he comes to the door and steps up immediately (most of the time, every once in a while I've gotta try a few times before he steps up without backing away). He seems to like me well enough, but whenever I've got him with me he preens my...
  5. balding back?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    What do the feathers on a normal, healthy tiel look like? I was watching Stella preen it and noticed the feathers look disheveled and thinned out. Are they supposed to look that way or does she have a plucking issue? I can't touch her yet to look at it closer or get a pic but I'll watch for her...