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  1. Cockatiel Talk
    My tiel Asa is a shy nervous bird. It's always been a struggle to get toys for him, because he's easily overwhelmed. Over time, I developed what I thought was a good system of introducing the toys during playtime outside of the cage. I would play with the toy in front of him until he seemed...
  2. Training and Bonding
    Hello, everyone. Hope you’re well. This year for the annual science fair held at my school I decided I’m going to do an experiment with parrots. My idea was to determine their intelligence based off of three activities that include memory, cognition and problem-solving. For the memory activity I...
  3. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    my female 2 year old cockatiel has no interest in toys. she isnt depressed or plucking, but i have been wondering if there is any reason for this. she has many different colourful toys in her cage and i often move them around to make a new layout for her (around once a month). I was just...
  4. Cockatiel Talk
    Hey! I have bought a few chunks of natural balsa wood. To make this more interesting to my 10 cockatiels in my aviary I am going to sting them together, i also want to dye them to add attractiveness. Any opinons on how or what i should use? i was thinking food dye? :grey tiel::pied::wf pied::pearl:
  5. Cockatiel Talk
    Heya everyone, WolfyV here! So recently Hermes has been taking quite the liking to his mirror toy within his cage.. quite a bit, actually. He licks it, chirps at it, snuggles up close to it, and outright stares at it for hours on end. I know that among most males this is normal, but he rarely...
  6. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    hi guys Just wondering what sites you guys use to buy toys, toy parts, etc? I just bought stuff from the parrot rescue centre and my babies LOVE all of it so now I want more! But the selection is limited on that one site so I'm hoping there's others. Preferably in Australia but I guess it...
  7. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hey everyone, I have a ~ 7 year old cockatiel who has been laying a lot of eggs the year I was fostering a lovebird that was found outside. During this time she started to get very attached to the lovebird and started to lay eggs every month. I took her to the vet and the gave her vitamins...
  8. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    I've been buying some toy parts from Walmart and dollar stores. Here is what I came up with: Popsicle sticks going through a waffle ball thingy. With beads and shredders hanging from it. For shredding fun Bob's fav :) Willy's fav :) I hid some millet in them I LOVE HOW THIS TURNED...
  9. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
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  10. Cockatiel Talk
    Hey Everyone, Lulu is about 11months old, and I got her when she was about 2 months old. But since I was going away for 10 weeks, I left her in the custody of my parents, and bought her so so many new toys to keep her from getting bored without me. One of which was a cute little mirror, with a...
  11. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    I have been researching for toys I can make and bumped into one website that is making me extremely nervous. It lists 90% of the common bird toys as either dangerous or toxic or both, and this is what they say about PVC: "PVC: this plastic is used in lots of parrot toys because it cheap, and...
  12. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    I have been thinking of making one of those uber-cool climbing nets for a while and just now I found a very good tutorial... Someone else might be interested so here's the link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=310382.0 The lady makes it seem very easy, I am sure it won't be easy...
  13. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    We have two cockatiels, one dove and one parakeet. I recently built them a playgym made from pvc pipe because the store bought one we had before was getting a little crowded and buying a bigger one would have been too expensive. I am now in the process of filling it with toys and such to...
  14. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    It needs stuff, just not sure what... inside they have a edible perch (strawberry and pineapple flavour) blue chain with toilet paper rolls filled of stuff gets put on there two rope perches a two latters 3 cat toys on strings three natural perches, one heated perch a preening toy i made...
  15. Your Cockatiels Health
    A while ago, I posted that my boy was brining up undigested seed. http://talkcockatiels.com/showthread.php?t=36114 Turns out that he developed a crop obstruction (a wad of thread) from tearing apart (and swallowing tiny bits of) a rope swing bird toy in his cage over the course of two years...
  16. Your Cockatiels Health
    Does this carabiner (in gold color, without round key-ring) seem safe to use as a toy? (img link: http://www.promoslogos.com/weblog/wp-content/uploads/carabiner.jpg) [=story as comment=]
  17. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    She seems to like this toy a lot which is great since she doesn't take well to toys. I made sure the colorings and etc. are safe. Anyways, I'm not sure what the blue material is. It seems to be pumice or calcium block like. Ideas? Also, if she ingests whatever that part of the toy is will she be...
  18. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    Hello all, I've seen some people say they've made toys out of balsa wood from a craft store. However, at my local craft store the balsa wood has a very strong odor of glue. Is it still safe for birds? Does balsa just smell like that? Thanks!
  19. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    I've been reading up on DYI toys, and I'd love to use just the 100 packs of supermarket straws to make toys for my feathered children. But I'm a little concerned about what happens after they shred the straws, what are the possibilities of them swallowing the plastic? And if by accident they do...
  20. Cockatiel Housing and Toys
    I'm a complete newbie cockatiel/bird owner, so I'm not sure what to put in my teil Blue's cage. He has 2 wooden perches, a swing, a little toy hamburger sponge thing, food and water holders and a cuttlebone. And a treat stick and a spray millet. Is their anything else you think he'd enjoy? He...
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