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  1. Sleep schedule questions

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello all, I am new to keeping a cockatiel and I am concerned he's not getting enough sleep. So I move his cage at 8pm into my room for bed (my lizards light and aquarium light go off at 8 In my room so I thought it would be perfect since my parents are still awake and doing things in the living...
  2. Can someone explain me???

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello to everyone, I have a question. why does my cockatiels who I leave them all the time out of the cage, they don't want to sleep inside the cage, they only eat,drink,play, but when its time to sleep they choose very weird places to sleep. Usually when I go to sleep I pick them up and put...
  3. Comfy sleeping spot

    Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    Hi all, My cockatiel is still a baby and very new to our home. He was not a fan of the sleeping tent. I think it's too dark and scary in there for him so I took it out of the cage. He has taken to sleeping in his food bowl. Should I just let him continue sleeping there? Is a fake nest a bad...
  4. Only shows symptoms at night?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I've posted about my tiel Bella here before with regards to what the vets and I agreed was a crop infection. She took her medication and we've even taken her back a second time just to be sure that she really is totally fine. The vet said that he couldn't seem to find anything wrong with her and...
  5. 4 and half month cockatiel always sleeping.

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I brought my cockatiel dodo two weeks ago and he is 5 months old, he is eating like crazy, but the problem I see is he sleeps a lot even in the daytime approximately 16 hours a day, on one leg puffed up and head tucked inside wings. Also, he doesn't talk at all only time he chirps is when he...
  6. Interesting sleeping positions

    Cockatiel Talk
    I've read that cockatiel sleeping positions can be quite idiosyncratic and would love to hear how other cockatiels sleep. I slightly adjusted two items in Micah's cage a couple of days ago and found that I disturbed her favourite sleeping spot. I've put it back now. There's a rope perch and...
  7. Concerned :(

    Your Cockatiels Health
    As a couple of you might of saw, a week ago I posted in the forums about Chewy's crop as it was enlarged. I took him to the vet, and he gave him a check over and said everything was fine, it was just that Chewy had been eating too much food. Vets orders were to cut down his food, which I have...
  8. Nyx has been rocking slightly when going to sleep

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Just wondered if anyone else's cockatiel rocks whilst falling to sleep/sleeping. It's very gentle. We've always read that rocking is always a bad thing or is to do with eggs. She seems really content and is currently asleep so we're not sure why she's doing it? Any ideas?
  9. New cockatiel

    Training and Bonding
    We've just bought our new cockatiel Nyx home. She is around 5 months old and wasn't hand reared, however she has been handled. So far today, she's sat on both our heads, shoulders and hands (for a short amount of time) and has taken seeds from both us through her cage bars. We're now wondering...
  10. Is television bothersome at night?

    Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    My cockatiel's cage is in the kitchen/family room area, which is nice because everyone gets to see her, but I'm worried that she is bothered when my parents watch TV there at night. My dad tends to turn up the volume louder than it needs to be as well. Should I move her to a different room...
  11. Help with sleeping patterns!

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hi all, though i have followed the forum with interest this is my first post! I moved country a couple of months ago and sure enough one of the first things i did was getting a pair of lovely tiels (Pico and Pearl). I converted them to pellets as soon as i got them and they're doing just fine...
  12. Babies sleeping on the cage floor?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi all As I wrote in my other thread I removed the nest box today because the parent birds got hormonal again. The 5 babies are all fledging but i noticed they sleep on the bottom of the cage on the newspaper. Is that okay and normal???