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Old 04-29-2019, 02:52 AM
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I recently got male cockatiel.He is almost a month home and so far I bonded with him very well from the 3rd day. Until this moment he let me pet him,give him food in hand and so on. Unfortunately for the past week he is squaking really loud for like 3-4 hours in the morning and flying non stop while doing that.

There is no other behavior problem - I mean, he even come to me on it's own (landing on my shoulder and so on). Before he was flying around too ,but without those noisy sounds. Oh, and he is biting his cage while doing that.

Health seems good - skin on feet normal, he fluffs only when sleeping while grinding with beak,poop normal in color and consistency.Haven't noticed anything. When sleeping he usually shivers a bit, but as far as I know that for temperature regulation.

Maybe the problem is in me don't know.Usually for the past month I'm home most of the time and I spend a lot of time with him, but I don't see any problem with that.He eats mainly seeds (bought him pellets, but he doesn't want them), I give him apple and some vitamins for now, because it's too picky and I can't make him eat other things even boiled eggs or whatever.

At 3 o'clock pm he was usually going to his cage for some naps until 8 pm. at the moment he stays with me until that time just sitting on the bed or else.

I saw on the net that he may be hormonal, but the problem is that the bird have no interest in toys or other things ,not to mention that singing is not the best thing he can do . I whistle to him and sometime he tries to whistle back, but with sounds that barely get close to a melody - sometimes just screams.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:43 AM
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Re: Overactive or hormonal?

It sounds to me like he is looking for a friend. Like another Cockatiel.
Do you know what conditions he was in before you adopted him?

I am not suggesting you buy another bird as a companion but the behavior you describe reminds me of what happens when I take a bonded Cockatiel away from his partner.
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Re: Overactive or hormonal?

your both finding your groove.....it's normal.

sounds like a happy bird just being happy and looking for attention.

I'd say enjoy it, sooner or later he will settle down and you won't have these wild times anymore.

Keep mixing in the pellets, after a while they figure it out.
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Re: Overactive or hormonal?

Quote: Originally Posted by texsize View Post
It sounds to me like he is looking for a friend. Like another Cockatiel.
Do you know what conditions he was in before you adopted him?

I am not suggesting you buy another bird as a companion but the behavior you describe reminds me of what happens when I take a bonded Cockatiel away from his partner.
They were two in one cage. He and another bird.The other was like statue so I thought its a female and picked this one.


Today I uncovered the big mirror above his cage and he started to interact with himself.But biting the mirror too.

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Re: Overactive or hormonal?

Like Clark said...he is starting to settle in and the noises he makes is him calling to you. He wants to know where you are and if you're ok. Talk back to him when he does this. Tell him you're ok..I'm over here. Do you know if he is male or female? Can you post a picture of him? Female Cockatiels aren't that good with talking or singing. My male Normal Grey Cockatiel is very good with both.


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Re: Overactive or hormonal?

Quote: Originally Posted by AmyMyBlueFront View Post
Like Clark said...he is starting to settle in and the noises he makes is him calling to you. He wants to know where you are and if you're ok. Talk back to him when he does this. Tell him you're ok..I'm over here. Do you know if he is male or female? Can you post a picture of him? Female Cockatiels aren't that good with talking or singing. My male Normal Grey Cockatiel is very good with both.


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I think he is male.It was first a feeling when I saw him, but after that other people told me that it must be "he"

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Re: Overactive or hormonal?

Yup..that is a male "Normal Grey" Cockatiel..he looks exactly like my BB...handsome little guy!



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