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I received this cute couple 2 days ago from a relative who didn't take much care for them and the kid in their household used to bang the cages so now they are really scared of humans. Since yesterday morning the female bird appeared sleepy and fluffed up. But she didn't have any problem with taking food and water. She also was active by playing on her ladder and swing put frequently inbetween she becomes fluffy and sleeps on her perch. Since yesterday i am giving them multi vitamins in their water. Can anyone suggest ways to help her.
P.S.both also spends most of their time preening their feathers. The bird i am talking about is the left one in the picture.
 

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I'm VERY glad to hear you rescued this pair from people that didn't need birds in the first place! Since they were obviously treated bad, give this pair extra time to seattle in and get use to there new ( and caring ) home. The extra preening could be from dry feathers. Do you give them spray (bottle) showers with lukewarm water? That helps a lot. Although it's expensive, you might consider taking them both in for a vet check up since I doubt either one has ever seen a vet.
 

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I am new to having Cockatiel as pets but I run a small Country Chicken farm and I love animals that is why i decided to keep them. So I don't know about the lukewarm spray you mentioned can you explain what to do? I couldn't find a proper pellet feed due to Covid 19 lockdown restrictions can you give me some diy recipes for Cockatiel till i get pellets for them.
 

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I'm not sure what options you have in your country but find a plant supply store of some type and just purchase a cheap plastic spray bottle like you would spray ( or mist ) plants with. Using lukewarm water simulates rain to the birds. This helps there feathers. As to a good brand on pellets, SEE if you can find ( hopefully on-line ) a 10 lbs bag of Roudybush. It has a good source of nutrition in it they need. IF you can get your birds to eat it, most greens are good for them as well such as broccoli. Hope this helps.
 

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I'm not sure what options you have in your country but find a plant supply store of some type and just purchase a cheap plastic spray bottle like you would spray ( or mist ) plants with. Using lukewarm water simulates rain to the birds. This helps there feathers. As to a good brand on pellets, SEE if you can find ( hopefully on-line ) a 10 lbs bag of Roudybush. It has a good source of nutrition in it they need. IF you can get your birds to eat it, most greens are good for them as well such as broccoli. Hope this helps.
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wait a minute, is that a dowel perch i see?
fam you've got to get of that, and add more toys in there, my tiel lOves ice cream sticks, ear buds, coconut ropes, to name a few diy toys
 

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it’s normal for their feathers to puffed up and are preening. This means they are comfortable and it’s a very good sign since they are new to your home
I agree my male 2 months old tiel is always puffed up and silent i got him on the night of 27 of april (it has been 3 weeks , he is still puffing up but he squawks and destroys the toys of note book paper colored with natural pencil colors i made for him eats and drinks normally and his poop is normal) when i got him he was very quiet he didn’t move just tiny move as if he was frozen. He didnt eat or drink or sleep i was scared but now he is used to me just a bit more
 
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