1. Teza2plays

    Buying a cockatiel

    I’ve been searching for a cockatiel but cannot find any that fits my budget and isn’t a scam. I live in Mitchell, SD and cannot find any breeders near me. I would like to spend less than $300. I am willing to drive up to 5 hours away. I would like to get a tiel from a breeder since I got a...
  2. Raveien

    Moody behaviour in a female cockatiel?

    Hello :) I got a female cockatiel beginning of November last year and when I got her she was between 9-10 months old. So we've had Loki had for just over 2 months at this point, I've given her a birthday of 3rd February as that'll mark 3 months since we got her. She was hand reared and was hand...
  3. G12sbmx

    Sick cockatiel?

    Hello there, can anyone understand why is my tiel doing this? She vomited aswell :( im so worried
  4. P

    moving my cockatiel

    My cockatiels live outside. they’re right outside the backyard door and I’d love to harness train one of them (she’s the only one that can fly). However, until i do that, i bring her inside every so often so she can spread her wings and fly around the house. The issue is my method. I just reach...
  5. F

    Convincing family to let me get a cockatiel

    So I’ve had a bird before, but as a child, since then I’ve matured and educated myself fully on cockatiels and wish to care for one again. My first cockatiel I got in 2005 and had until 2012 (she died of illness that none of us saw coming). I was a little kid, just becoming a teen when she...
  6. G

    My cockatiel stopped liking me

    I’ve had my female cockatiel for about two years and we’ve always been very close and bonded, she was always very possessive of me and clingy, but suddenly only wants to hang out in her cage. She doesn’t seem afraid of me, she doesn’t get scared when I’m near her cage and I can still hand feed...
  7. A

    Bird is screeching in pain after flying and obsessively preening wings.

    My 3 and a half year old cockatiel, Oswald, flew to me today but immediately started screaming in obvious pain and preening constantly at her right wing. She would screech, turn to preen her wing, seem okay for a moment and then it repeats. She immediately became more irritable and didn’t want...
  8. S

    5 month cockatiel, slow recovery?

    Greetings! Obligatory "english not first language", hopefully everything is clear! Our baby cockatiel, Frodo (5 months old) has gone through quite some troubles. When we got him (2 months ago approx.) he did fine for 1 month or so, he had a bit of candida so we gave him Mycostatin (Nystatin)...
  9. Yuki-tiel

    Scared Cockatiel

    A week and a half ago or so i got this adorable male 8 month old cockatiel from a petshop. He was alone there in a cage since his mate was already sold and was fed a only sunflower seed diet. I got him better food, toys, and a big cage and now i got him a cuttlebone and want to feed him veggies...
  10. F

    HELP: My cockatiel is sick

    My 1 year old cockatiel, Chippy had all the symptoms of a sick bird yesterday. Since she woke up she didnt eat a thing, only had water and kept her eyes closed perching in the corner. I immediately separated her from the other birds and put her in her hospital cage. I made sure to give her...
  11. H

    (Help) Cockatiel's Beak

    Hi! I'm new to the community and I'm hoping someone can tell me if my cockatiel's beak is normal? There seems to be a crack at the end of his beak, I'm not sure if its peeling or what, can somebody tell me if this is normal and if there's anything I can do to help him with his beak? Thank you!!
  12. C

    Need Advice. How to care for my blind albino cockatiel and give fresh fruit/veggies ?

    Hello, i got my albino female cockatiel named sally around 6 or so years ago from an owner, i'm unsure of how old my albino cockatiel is but since i've had her for a while i'm probably guessing she's around 12 years old. Sally developed a cataract in her left eye 3 years ago i think, and just...
  13. E

    Cockatiel eggs pipping questions please any advice

    I currenting have 5 eggs incubating in a homemade incubator everything that is needed for the eggs have been met as all 5 have life. Now the first egg has started pipping 28 hours ago . It still only has a small hole. I have tried to read and do research on the matter but not much is found. I...
  14. A

    Clipped Wing Help

    Hi all, Yesterday Aussie had a scare and got pretty injured after flying into a window a couple of times. Took her to the vet and he clipped her wings while she recovers from the injuries. She was clipped when I got her as a baby the last august but since then she's been flying around happily...
  15. S

    First time bird owner looking for safety help and tips

    Hi! I've grown up many with birds when I lived with my family and love them to bits, however, my experience is mostly with aviary birds, although they would let us handle them and were friendly. I've now recently purchased a cockatiel (although I haven't picked it up yet as it's a bit far, I...
  16. S

    Another course of cipro?

    Just wanted to give a quick update: I've been monitoring my cockatiel for a week. He seems to sneeze occasionally when he preens, or while asleep. Maybe a couple of times a day. He also does this weird exhale with his mouth for maybe 3-4 times, happened about twice this past week. Vet says this...
  17. L

    COCKATIEL HELP needed! Red swelling on his head

    Good day everyone, I‘m new to this forum and I‘m seeking your help because I‘m unsure of what to do. My cockatiel Tweety is seemingly fine, but there is a red swelling on the bald spot of his head. When I look into it, it looks more like an inverted feather that is trying to break free... but...
  18. H

    Congenital abnormality help with Cockatiel needed

    On May 3rd I adopted a 1 mth old cockatiel with numerous congenital issues. More so for the sake of getting the bird away from the Craigslist "breeder" than in the interest of my own pocketbook. That being said, I am in dire need of advice. I have already seen 2 vets with the baby but I am...
  19. F

    Hello all :)

    Hi everyone, my name is Issam, and am obsessed with cockatiels and budgies. I just started a blog, giving away a few tips and tricks about how to take care of our lovely pet birds. Here is it if you wanna check it out:
  20. necrosacorporis

    Cage defensive cockatiel

    Hey everyone, I'm kind of struggling with my bird as he's kinda aggressive when in his cage. He won't let me change his water and food without hissing and threatening to bite, and touching him/trying to make him step up when inside his cage is a big no no, he won't let me do that but bite me...