Questions tagged [cockatiels]

A bird that is a member of the Cockatoo family. Native to parts of Australia, cockatiels feature a yellow head with a red spot on both sides.

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Cockatiel's lack of body feathers under the wings

So, I recently got a 10-month male cockatiel, which is very happy and has very healthy feathers. He has very good relationship with me, often climbs me and lowers his head for petting and scratching. ...
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Cockatiel wanting head & neck massage?

My friend's cockatiel is quite eager in lowering her head and neck to ask for some petting or preferable a gentle rubbing between two or three fingers. Is this commonly enjoyed by cockatiels, or ...
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Can i bathe my cockatoo with dettol water?

Of course im not talking an equal solution of water and dettol. Just a cap full into the bucket. That's how i do it with my dogs and they've never had a problem. Speaking of dogs, i don't have bird ...
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Best way to interrupt a cockatiel's brooding

I am preparing for an international move with my cockatiel. The bird started brooding and laying eggs about two weeks before the travel date. It is a 5 year old bird and it is the first time this ...
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My cockatiel gave birth to 4 babe in first cycle, need to take care of it, please educate me?

I had a pair, and they hatched 4 chicks in first clutch What would I need to know about care of the chicks?
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My 4 month old Cockateil makes some odd noises as if it is talking with someone else. Do I need to worry about such behaviour?

My Cockatiel which is around 3-4 months old, seems to make noises that resemble "Talking". These noises are often made when it is in a free mood but not in any other uncomfortable situations. I'm ...
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Likelihood of survival- Phneumonia baby cockatiel

I just got a female baby cockatiel on July 4th (11days ago). I had to wait two weeks from when I first fell in love with her, and just visit with her instead of taking her home, bc she was still ...
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Identifying component of cockatiel mix

Our cockatiel pays more interest to this seed than anything else, but we don't know what it actually is.
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Fact or fiction- Have I ruined the chance to teach my cockatiel to talk?

I have a young male cockatiel. He's about 7-8 months old. He mimicks all sorts of whistles already like the wolf whistle, pop goes the weasel, charge!, and part of Darth Vader's entrance song, he even ...
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At what age should we get a Cockatiel baby at home?

I want to get a pet bird. I love Cockatiels. I want to get a baby for training. What is the age that the baby must be?
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My Cockatiel makes a strange noise and I don't know why!

For Christmas I got a 3 month old hand-fed, and completely tame, Cockatiel. The first few days she was rather quiet, but after that she warmed up to me she only made those high-pitched squeaks, you ...
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How does a bird know its owner?

I have cockatiels that always fly to my dad, or sometimes my grandpa. They rarely fly to my mom or me - only when we have food. We think it's because the previous owner was male. But how do they ...
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Selling my cockatiel / general inquiries on an allergy

I had a cockatiel for about 1 month... This is the second one I got. He is tamed partially (he still bites sometimes but not me; he doesn't really allow touching his back or wings - sometimes he will,...
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Transport a cockatiel locally in car ride

Any suggestions for how to transport a cockatiel bird across a city in a car ride? The bird will occasionally relocate from one home to another every few months. If we had a bird cage already ...
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Cardboard box for a cockatiel

Does it make sense to hang the bottom of a cardboard box in a cage for a cockatiel? I am thinking of cutting the bottom of small cardboard box, or half-gallon milk carton. The idea is to make a tray ...
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How good is a cockatiel's sense of smell?

How good is a cockatiel's sense of smell, compared to humans, dogs and cats? Can they smell their food?
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Cockatiels bowing heads to eachother

I have two cockatiels, a male and a female. They usually have a good tone, sitting close to eachother and communicating with eachother when apart. Sometimes I see one or both of them bowing head to ...
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What does my cockatiel's 'toot' sound mean?

My cockatiel likes to make this short, kind sound: 'Toot'. It sounds a bit like a very short train flute. She seems to make this sound whenever I appear from another room or come around a corner. ...
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How to teach a parrot NOT to do certain things?

Parrots are smart animals and can learn many tricks. At least that's my experience with our cockatiels. Our problem is not teaching the birds how to do certain things, but teaching them not to do ...
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Will a male cockatiel take care of 5 day old babies on its own?

Our female cockatiel died today. They have 2 babies which are around a week old. Will the male feed and take care of the babies by itself? What should we do?
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Can I keep a Cockatoo and finches in the same aviary?

My wife and I just built a small aviary and we want to get our Cockatoo a friend. He is 2 years old and loves people. He's not aggressive at all. I also would like to get some finches and start ...
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International travel with cockatiels (moving from the US)

I am looking for information on moving from the US to a different country with two cockatiels. (We are two people travelling, in case each is allowed to bring only one bird.) What airlines allow ...
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What are the signs suggesting the gender of a cockatiel?

I have two sweet, super-friendly cockatiels named Schala and Janus. One is the traditional yellow and grey with the rosy cheeks, while the other is white and grey (her face should change to white ...
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What should I do about a mysterious hole found in one of my cockatiel's beaks?

First, Some Details: I have two young adorable little cockatiels named Schala and Janus. They are very sweet and ridiculously human friendly. They are less than a year old and only 5 days difference ...
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Cockatiel going into tight spaces and getting angry

My cockatiel got into the habit of going into tight spaces and getting angry there. She goes into the cupboard, clothes dryer, climbs into any pots or dishes that are around, or just squeezes ...
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How do I encourage my cockatiels to continue feeding their chicks when they stop?

My cockatiels stop feeding their chicks after about 5-6 days. Sometimes they feed them until they are 10 days old and then they'll stop. I have lost so many chicks due to this bad habit. What should I ...