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Old 05-13-2014, 08:58 AM
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Quick tiel question

Do cockatiels use their feet like the larger birds? I haven't been able to find any info on if they do.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:29 AM
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Re: Quick tiel question

I think the picture on this blog will help answer:

http://bondedwithtiels.wordpress.com...iel-nutrition/

I just did a quick Google search of "cockatiel eating a treat" and voila.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:34 AM
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Re: Quick tiel question

What a neat question. I've never seen my cockatiels use their feet to eat a treat, but hey it looks like they can! Ha!
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:52 PM
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Re: Quick tiel question

lol it almost looks as if they are picking the popcorn out of their beaks. I have a budgie who uses her foot like a big bird so tiels probably can too. Thanks for the info
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Old 05-13-2014, 05:16 PM
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Re: Quick tiel question

Generally speaking, they don't.... but that's not to say that they can't!
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:01 AM
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Re: Quick tiel question

I remember a pair my aunt had when I was a kid, I don't recall them ever using their feet but they never did do anything that I considered very interesting as a kid.

Maybe I can teach spikey to use her foot, I'll have to find something big she likes to eat and try that
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Re: Quick tiel question

Most don't.....out of a bunch of tiels I've had in the past none did, I've got one right now that holds food with her feet. But they generally don't like Monica says.
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