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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?
 

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I'm not sure about excessive beak grinding. As far as I know it's a sign that they're happy. Handsome must be a very content tiel. :)
 

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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.
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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.
 
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