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  1. Training and Bonding
    Hi there, my wife and I recently got a hand raised cockatiel. We got the cockatiel when he/she (we don’t know the sex yet, the person who bought the cockatiel from said he was likely a male but unsure, and we won’t know til the first molt) was about 12 weeks old and we’ve had it for 3 weeks now...
  2. Training and Bonding
    Hello~ My mum gets kind of dejected after Cody begins scratching/itching his head almost evertime we scritch his head. Does this mean we are doing something that makes him uncomfortable? He also somtimes hisses and tries to bite (he does not do any damage) while we scritch although he seems to...
  3. Training and Bonding
    Hey guys!:) I'm a newbie here and I've had my first birdie for only a few months so it may seem silly of me giving advice to the cockatiel gurus here but I just thought you may find this interesting. I didn't invent this method (only the name), it's something I found browsing the Russian...
  4. Cockatiel Videos
    So, for ages I have been trying to get even a photo of my birdies doing the cute "putting their heads together" thing. The other day they were hanging out on my knee and I got a video and loads of photos too. This video is just too cute not to share! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYbOLvF-_mU
  5. 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...
  6. Training and Bonding
    What the heck is she/he?!? I am training with one of my cockatiels and I would like for her to eventually love script he's. As of now, she doesn't like me getting to close to her head but he accepts treats from my hands. is there any technique to help me do this? Also, I attached pictures (not...
  7. Training and Bonding
    My Ziggy is very odd.. He spends TONS of time out of his cage. When I let him out, he crawls all over me and loves being talked to. I've tried petting him and giving him scratches but he absolutely hates it. He will bite me until I stop... Is this normal? He is such an attention hog but it...
  8. Cockatiel Pictures
    so, here is a picture of Showtime the first day out of her cage. Also a video of some head scratchin. I am amazed at her progress. :D http://www.youtube.com/user/mostangrypirate?feature=mhsn
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