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  1. My new cockatiel

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi everyone, It has been 6-7 years since the last time I had a budgie or any other pet.After that long break I decided to have a cockatiel to get a brand new experience after having budgies because I have read so many positive articles about their personality being so friendly and kind of...
  2. Simply fell in love

    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...
  3. What is my cockatiel doing?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey guys, Ludwing sometimes bursts into this chirping pattern (very similar every time), Currently he still hates me (he screams when I get too close to him), so I doubt he wants my attention. Apart from screaming at me and emergency vehicle sirens, this is the only sound Ludwing ever makes...
  4. Weird Beak Behavior Help

    Your Cockatiels Health
    My cockatiel has seemed a bit off lately (always wants to be in the dark, less vocalization, ect) and I noticed this odd thing he was doing with his beak today. I have attached a link to a video of what he's doing on the bottom of this post. He doesn't seem to be grinding his beak but more...
  5. Leaving Chicks

    Cockatiel Talk
    Good morning everyone. A quick question, what age are chicks when the parents start to leave them for a short time to feed themselves ect? Thanks, Teresa
  6. What does this noise mean?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello, I'm a new cockatiel mommy to Beaker. I've had him for about a week and he is a hand-fed baby. I know I got him only a day or two after they decided he was weaned. Lately he has been making this really strange noise when he is being held. I'm pretty sure it's not that he wants to be left...
  7. Cockatiel chest making vibrating noises when he chirps.

    Your Cockatiels Health
    My pet cockatiel has been chirping a lot today (about every 10 seconds which is more then usual) and I've been trying to figure out what he wants. I just put my ear to his chest to check on his heartbeat and found that every time he chirps there is a low vibration sound. I have never heard this...
  8. Spread wings, hissing and nibbling?

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    Maya's been with me 4 weeks now (she's about 14 weeks old), and she's getting along great! There's one thing she does, however, that I don't understand. Sometimes when I take her out in the morning, she spreads her wings (sometimes flapping), and makes short hissy noises while nibbling my...
  9. why? treatment? my 3yearold's watery droppings?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Advice please: I own/owned 2 hand-tamed cockatiels for 11 years now so am familiar with cockatiels' behavior. My current 3yearold male cockatiel - in the last 3 weeks or so? I've noticed his droppings have been greenish-watery with a green solid line for the poop part. He's always had the normal...