- Jul 5, 2022
- 1 Cockatiel, 2 conures
Hi there! I have one hand fed baby cockatiel and one adult female, we recently decided to add a mate for her from a breeder. All of his cockatiels seemed in good health, clean cages, everything. He said this boy’s mate flew away, and he was in a cage with a bunch of females and another male. I noticed him holding his wings down/out and shaking right off the bat, pretty weird but I’m a new cockatiel owner... so me being non-confrontational, I took the bird and left. He’s not tame and huffs at me, we knew and were going to attempt to work with him. Now I’m just super concerned because he won’t stop holding his wings out and shaking. He flies around perfectly fine from what I’ve seen, so I don’t think anything’s broken. I’ve added pictures since videos are too large, I can’t find anything online similar except something about dominance? Maybe I’m not looking in the right places? I just wanna make sure he’s okay! I can’t afford a big vet bill right now, so I’d rather take him back to the breeder if there’s something wrong. Please help! Thanks!