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  1. Your Cockatiels Health
    Luna is coming out of a molt (I think). She has dry skin and scratches a lot. Her feet are also dry, and she has a bald patch on the top of her head. I want to ease her itchiness and help soften her feather shafts(?) and soothe her dry skin (top of her head and under her wings) and I've read...
  2. Training and Bonding
    Luna is between 6 and 12 months. Her wings look like they've been clipped but are not straight-cut so I presume they have been growing back for a few months(?) I'm just bird-minding her for a few weeks, so I'm not sure. I've set up branches around our dining table chairs and her cage for her to...
  3. Your Cockatiels Health
    I'm minding a young clipped cockatiel (Luna) for a few weeks, and I've noticed she has rather dry feet. I've read pure aloe vera juice or aloe vera plant sap mixed with her bath water could help? But as yet she hasn't wanted a bath (she's had a mist shower but she wasn't really into that...
  4. Your Cockatiels Health
    Hey! I'm totally new to these forums, but I've just a couple hours ago gotten a new cockatiel. While viewing them at the breeders, their feathers wear flat, they weren't bobbing when they breathed, and they were fairly active. Now that they're at home they're puffed up and bobbing when...
  5. Cockatiel Talk
    Hello to everyone, my name is Mihai and i am from Romania currently living in Germany for 2 years and i was getting bored of living alone even tho my girlfriend visits me every weekend, recently i bought 2 cockatiels from the local pet store and the age is 1.5 years old, i named them Rick and...
  6. Cockatiel Breeding
    An 8 week old in particular? Do they poop less often than adults? Mine don't poop every 20 minutes like I know adults should, I've seen them poop 30-60 minute intervals and sometimes more (during the day) but all the poops are consistent in size and shape etc. They eat for most of the day too so...
  7. Cockatiel Talk
    I don't have a flight cage, but there is enough room for my birds to stretch their wings etc. Sometimes these guys flap their wings like crazy and don't stop for 20 seconds and fall down and crash into things. and I get SO frightened for them when this happens! But so far nobody's been hurt it...
  8. Cockatiel Talk
    Hi! I tried to post this before but it doesn't seem to have worked so I'll try again :). I just picked up my 8 week old baby girl this Saturday. She's a hand-fed lutino and she's the most loving, tactile, affectionate little thing - an absolute delight to be with. The only issue is that...
  9. Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, I have a year old cockatiel, lutino/yellow pied mutation :yellow pied: ! His name is Rokko, but everyone calls him birdie... lol. I was wondering if I could get some advice/tips on training. I had to leave the bird with the family due to sudden changes to living rules at the place I was...
  10. Introductions
    Hi All, I am Polly. I have had my two house 'tiels for about a month now (are now about 15weeks) They just had a wellness check at the vet and have been given a clean bill of health. Here is a photo of them having their first encounter with pellets. They destroyed that little pile within about a...
  11. Training and Bonding
    Sooo... I just bought a 4 month old cockatiel, he is not hand-tamed. After 3-4 days he is already used to stepping up onto my hand and eating from it (fast learner :p) so i thought it was the perfect time to take him out of his cage into a small room - because that was what i did with my...
  12. Your Cockatiels Health
    I just bought a new tiel today, he was the healthiest of his friends, though he still looks very weak. he is 4 months old but he has a bald head :hmm:. since he came home with me, he hasn't moved or eat or pooed and is dead silent :(. he is willing to step up onto a perch that i am holding...
  13. Your Cockatiels Health
    I returned home this morning (around 10:30-ish?) to find that the bird cover was still on the cage (everyone was asleep). I took it off and took my cockatiel out to play. However, he didn't seem interested in anything at all. His crest was all the way up and his droppings were sometimes watery...
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