Talk Cockatiels Forum banner


  1. My cockatiels are refusing spoon feeding - help!

    Food And Nutrition
    As a preface my two cockatiels are 5-weeks old, and I feed them approx. every 3-4 hrs. I began the weaning process yesterday. I put bits of wholegrain toast in their cage, and after we soaked it overnight (aka this morning) we introduced millet. We switched to spoon feeding instead of the...
  2. Weaning Process

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi sorry if this is a duplicate but I could not find a specific answer, I was just after some help when it comes to weaning. I have 2 cockatiel babies, almost 4 and 3 weeks of age, they're a little small for their age because the parents neglected them a little before I decided to take over, but...
  3. Late weaning

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello everyone, My tiel is already 3 months and i'm still handfeeding it.. She knows how to eat by herself, i now feed her once or twice a day, but if i feel her chest i can touch the bones so i think she is very skinny. The vet told me that by now she should already eat withouth any...
  4. Possibly weaned at 6 weeks?

    Cockatiel Talk
    So, one of my babies has been refusing formula. She's a little over 6 weeks, which I know is young, but is it possible she's weaned/weaning? I know babies will get kinda hard to feed when they start learning to fly, but I think she's past that now. She had been eating just fine, but now she runs...
  5. 4 month old wont stop whinging

    Cockatiel Talk
    my birds have had a few clutches of babies i know the ins and outs, we have a 4 month old, parents stopped feeding it and he does eat seed, i know babies beg a little to mum and dad for food now and then but it just wont stopppp, ive tried feeding him formula because he doesn't ever seem to...
  6. Weaning help

    Training and Bonding
    Hey everyone so i bought this Green Cheek Conure, But its not eating a lot, it eats once in a while but i don't know if its because its getting used to its new home or its still in the weaning process, my question is if i feel like its not eating a lot should i give it a try and hand feed it...
  7. Almost weaned babies!

    Cockatiel Pictures
    My babies at work. So cute when they all barge out for dinner!
  8. Dried formula will not come off

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, I am trying to wean a 9 week old tiel. He is the messiest eater of all time. He gets it all over his mouth and chest. I try so hard to only get the formula in his mouth but he swallows some and spits some out and is a wild eater. He really fights me to clean his face. I really tried hard...
  9. Socializing Babies

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hello Everyone! My two cockatiels (both first time parents) have been raising their four chicks wonderfully! I've been letting the parents feed them and I've been handling them daily; starting for a couple mins when they were very young and becoming longer as they turned two weeks. I've been...
  10. Weaning and Fledging - newbie!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hiya! I hope this is the right place to be posting this! Three days ago I brought home my 5 week old handreared baby, Benji. The lady I got him from said he was down to one feed a day and was grazing on seed throughout the day. (Please, I know *now* that there are a lot of people who object...
  11. Eats very little, doesn't seem interested in offered food.

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Hello everyone. I got my cockatiel 'Pretty Bird' Almost 4 weeks ago. I'm no expert on birds of any kind but this isn't my first cockatiel. He seems healthy and active. Is very cheerful and loves when i'm messing with him or his cage. His feathers are in good condition as water rolls off like its...
  12. Is it possible to wean early? And is it bad for the baby?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Has anyone actually weaned a baby a week or 2 early, and is it harmful to the baby to do so?
  13. Time for nest away?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hey there. My cockatiel pair have 2 babies. They are around 4-4 1/2 weeks old. They are not handfed. They are parent fed. The babies have not begun weaning, but they have begun to walk out of the nest and explore the cage. They have also started to lose weight and begin to flap their wings. But...
  14. Weaning and fledging newbie.

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi. My 2 baby cockatiels have grown up so fast. They are about 4 weeks old. They have begun to flap their wings and pick at their nest. But I'm not sure when/how fledging or weaning begins for them. They are parent fed. One of the babies have begun to step out of the nest and start to stand on...
  15. Crying too much?

    Training and Bonding
    Hi there everyone... I am new here. I am also a new mother to a 4 to 5 weeks old teil chick who I named Spam. I am used to handfeeding other birds. Had experience in handfeeding african lovebirds and sun conure but this is my first time to handfeed a teil. Spam is approximately 4 to 5 weeks...