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  1. Animal Rights / Advice on Talking to Strangers re Cockatiel Ownership & Adoption

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello Talk Cockatiels people! This may be a controversial question. I am grateful for all the help I have received from the good people on this forum. I have a great deal of respect and gratitude for all of you. I feel that you understand me more than most people do, because we all have...
  2. Will my preloved Tiel say new things

    Training and Bonding
    Just wondering if a pre-loved Tiel can acquire new words, he's about two years old and can say quite a few things 'pre-loaded' from his previous home. I'm just wondered if he might pick up new words and phrases from us? I'd heard that they don't learn anything new language wise after 2yrs?
  3. My Tiel only talks to men.

    Training and Bonding
    I have my first tiel, we had him two weeks (he was pre-loved) so is semi tame, but still settling in, he's doing very well though so far. Something I have observed so far is that he only seems to talk to men, I have had a variety of people visit and when a man comes, bang he's off. But women...
  4. Do All Male tiels wolf whistle??

    Cockatiel Talk
    do all males wolf whistle as there natural call?
  5. wolf whistle ??

    Cockatiel Talk
    hello is a wolf whistle , the natural call of a cockatiel ?
  6. Almost talking!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Maya tried to talk yesterday!! I've been saying "I love you" when I give her scritches, and now she sort of says it when she wants them :D It's still indistinct, but she says it in her "dinosaur voice" and in the same tone that I do, so I think she's trying! So cute~ :love:
  7. YAY, he "talked" to me!

    Cockatiel Talk
    So, my Tallie is very noisy, he whistles all the time in his cage (but only when no one is watching) when he's out of the cage, he's usually pretty quiet. Today, I was sitting on the couch with him & he looked right at me and "talked" like, cockatiel gibberish :p Then, he started "talking" to...
  8. My bird looks like he is rapping!!

    Hey there everyone! It's great to find a site like this I've got so many questions already!! Does anyone know why my little bird lifts his foot in the air when he talks? It's not aggressive at all and he is very tame and healthy and happy. It makes him look like he is holding a microphone-...