I know that I read SOMEWHERE that beak grinding is a sign of contentment. But Handsome is doing it pretty much constantly. If he's not eating, he's grinding. Anyone know if excessive grinding is a bad thing? Or is it just more of a good thing?
Grinding the Beak- Cockatiels typically grind their beak when they're happy and peaceful. You mostly hear this when a cockatiel is drifting off to sleep, or is deeply relaxed. Although it may make you gnash your teeth or pull your hair, don't worry! It's a happy sound! Just try to enjoy your bird's contentness. http://www.cockatielcenter.zoomshare.com/
One question, is your bird getting enough sleep? Tiels do this when they are content but mostly do it before they go to sleep. Tiels need about 10-12 hours of undisturbed sleep. If he isn't getting this, he may be really tired throughout the day.