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Old 11-23-2020, 06:18 AM
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Re: Worried for my new cockatiel

Yes! You are right, Mr./Mrs. Pastel might be a female. We got him as a male however I'd never trust that petshop owner. Thank you once again! I added some photos to the album however the pictures are all sideways, is there a way that I could fix that?
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Old 11-23-2020, 06:47 AM
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Re: Worried for my new cockatiel

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm not sure to be honest. I ended up having to rotate a lot of mine and try to reload them, it's a bit hit and miss unfortunately.

You should also be able to post a thumbnail pic along with your post. Click the "go advanced" button underneath the text box, then click the paper clip icon. You will then get the "choose file" button, so then click the "upload" button on the right, close out of that box and post. The picture should show as a thumbnail under your text.

Many of us load up our pics onto an account through Imgur and link them from there. That way they are always the right way up, and there is no problem with upload limits. Best of all, it's free!
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Old 11-23-2020, 09:21 AM
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He just ate a millet!!!
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Old 11-23-2020, 10:33 AM
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Re: Worried for my new cockatiel

Hi there and welcome to the wonderful world of parrot ownership!!

I have 4 cockatiels that I breed and there are lots of members here with tons of experience and owners of cockatiels alike!

Sounds like you are experiencing typical new bird behavior -- some anxiety, some stress, slow but beginning to eat and drink, but overall if you can remain calm around him, he will be much calmer, too!

You'll want to start slow and build up your trust with him so that eventually he can come out of the cage safely and calmly. THey pick up on our mood a lot, so the more calm and level headed you are, this will be easier for the bird.

Speaking of your bird, we would love to see pictures! I personally use Imgur or Flickr to post images and then post the link here so it can be displayed on the forum. We would love to see your new baby and we could help you determine gender.

Do you know how old the cockatiel is?

Do you have a picture of your cage, so we can give you some pointers as to what to put in there? You'll want a couple perches at least, soft rope perches are my tiels favorite, and if they chew you can always wrap up perches with vet wrap, its soft on their feet and easy to sleep on too. They love toys so having a few toys in the cage is ideal. You also want an adequate food and water bowl, I keep stainless steel bowls as they are the easiest to clean. I use newspaper on the bottom of their cage and I give millet sparingly, once or twice a week, on top of their normal quality seed and pellet mix. You can also serve your tiel fresh fruits and veggies -- mine love cornbread muffins served warm with chopped jalapenos, broccoli, carrots corn and peas inside, mmm! They love that stuff.

If you have any more questions, please keep posting and I'll do my best to help!
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:17 PM
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Hello there! Thank you for all the advice. I will post some more pictures soon, sadly i couldnt find any soft perches however im planning to visit the garden to gather some safe branches to make some natural perches. I did get him toys, however i soon realized that those toys were for budgies and they were too fragile for my cockatiel. I will try to get rid of this issue as soon as possible. He currently only eats millets i wont give him any more so that he can find and eat his seeds and pellets too. He also hasnt touched his mineral block or bone sadly. I dont think he will eat any fruits or vegetables for now. Will keep you updated!
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:39 PM
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Oh and im not really sure how old he is. (Not even sure if he is a he) the petshop owner just told us that he was young. i think he is either very young or a few months old.
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Old 11-24-2020, 06:23 AM
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Little update(3 rd day) he becomes agitated once he hears ANY type of bird(and randomly sometimes which is weird) it is okay but a bit sad. He seems lonely although i am with him most of the time. Once he is trained, we are planning on getting a bigger cage and giving him a friend. He did eat some seeds today and drank some water(he didnt drink that much water though, i thought he was afraid to go down so i just brought it up. He drank some water while i was holding the water cup!! Even though my hand was outside the cage, it is a big improvement!! ) . But when he becomes agitated he just flies everywhere. He spilt a lot of seeds on the floor, little troublemaker :P good thing is that i didnt forget to put papers on the bottom this time. He doesnt seem afraid that much but he is a little aggresive which is fine. Lets hope he will get used to us soon
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Old 11-24-2020, 06:25 AM
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Oh!! And he chirped a little when i was singing. Great!!!

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Re: Worried for my new cockatiel

https://lafeber.com/pet-birds/bird-behavior/

https://lafeber.com/pet-birds/stress...ot-companions/

Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your new birdie.
The above links have great info and well worth the read.
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Re: Worried for my new cockatiel

First of all. Like LaManuka said.....slow down and take a deep breath. I'm sure your new tiel will be fine but it's simply going to take some time. I'm sure this poor bird was traumatized at this "so called" pet shop. No doubt that idiot at the store didn't help matters by handling it the way he did! Put yourself in Pastel's place....wouldn't you be kinda scared sh#$less too? As you can see by my heading, I have dealt with many cockatiels and I can tell you it's just going to take time for him to get use to you and his (or) her new home. Send pics when you can.
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