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Hi there! Your tiel is awfully cute. :love: I think he's sick. Very slight shivering is actually normal in cockatiels, but it's quite worrying that your bird sounds like he's lost his voice. The clicking sound is also a sign that something might be wrong with his respiratory system. On top of that, he looks like he's puffed up in the photo. Is he always puffed up like that? A healthy bird does not constantly have puffed up feathers. He might have a bacterial or fungal infection, but I'm no vet and I can't diagnose illnesses reliably like that. I highly recommend that you take him to an avian specialist for a checkup as soon as possible. Birds hide their illnesses very well because in the wild it is an evolutionary advantage. Predators are more likely to target an animal that looks sick. By the time you're sure that he's sick he might have been sick for a long time. Good luck and please do keep us updated on how he's doing. :)
 

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Hi there! Your tiel is awfully cute.
I think he's sick. Very slight shivering is actually normal in cockatiels, but it's quite worrying that your bird sounds like he's lost his voice. The clicking sound is also a sign that something might be wrong with his respiratory system. On top of that, he looks like he's puffed up in the photo. Is he always puffed up like that? A healthy bird does not constantly have puffed up feathers. He might have a bacterial or fungal infection, but I'm no vet and I can't diagnose illnesses reliably like that. I highly recommend that you take him to an avian specialist for a checkup as soon as possible. Birds hide their illnesses very well because in the wild it is an evolutionary advantage. Predators are more likely to target an animal that looks sick. By the time you're sure that he's sick he might have been sick for a long time. Good luck and please do keep us updated on how he's doing.
I thought he was fluffed was because of temperature in Dubai since its hot we tend to keep the A/C on , and he was like that from they day i got him
 

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He shouldn't be constantly fluffed up unless the air-conditioning is directly on him. Try moving him to a warmer location or turning the A/C off. Check if he's still fluffed up. I watched the video. There is a good kind of clicking called beak grinding, which is a sign of happiness and contentment. This is what beak grinding looks like. The video of your cockatiel wasn't very clear but I'm quite certain he was not beak grinding. I noticed that his tail seems to bob when he makes the clicking sound, too. The video was short but do observe him and see if his tail bobs sometimes. A healthy cockatiel's tail does not bob prominently when he breathes. That is a sign that he is having difficulties breathing. I strongly recommend that you bring him to a vet ASAP. It sounds too risky to ignore.
 

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Hi there, the behaviour of your cockatiel indicates that yes he/she is sick and requires a check up by an avian vet ASAP. It's always a good idea to get a new bird checked over by a vet anyway but after watching your video I would advise you to get him/her to a vet as soon as you can. Please keep us updated.
 
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