/r/cockatiel

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A subreddit totally dedicated to Cockatiels. Feel free to talk about anything related or to post pictures of your own parrots.

This is a community for the discussion of cockatiels. Talk about anything related, or post pictures of your own :)

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Rules:

  • Follow reddiquette.

  • If you are posting images of a sick or injured bird, please tag your post NSFW. This will warn those who are not prepared to view such images, as well as clearly mark your submission as asking for urgent help or advice. Thank you.

  • Posts with images of birds in dangerous situations - in close proximity to a carnivore (dog, cat), outdoors without a harness, etc - may be removed.

  • Don't be mean. Personal attacks/insults will not be tolerated and may result in a ban, especially if the behavior persists after a warning by the mods.

  • Self-promotion is strongly discouraged. Posts or comments made solely to direct traffic to your blog/forum/shop will be removed.

  • If you have any questions about what is acceptable here, please message the mod team


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/r/cockatiel

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I want to get my baby a friend. I have a huge enclosure for him (or them if I get him a buddy) But - he’s a white faced male and I want to make sure I don’t cause bad emotions by bringing in a friend. Any advice? More in comments

1 Comment
2023/01/26
21:46 UTC

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Hostage situation.

Send help xD

0 Comments
2023/01/26
21:20 UTC

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No one has perfected the windswept look as well as Uno has. [OC]

1 Comment
2023/01/26
20:44 UTC

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Rem is a day late to Wet Chicken Wednesday, but better late than never!

0 Comments
2023/01/26
20:38 UTC

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Could you guys recommend a two cockatiel cage please?

Im planning on getting a friend for my male cockatiel, any cage/toys recommendations would be appreciated. Also would it be better to get him a male or female friend?

0 Comments
2023/01/26
20:24 UTC

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Mrs. McChirpies can’t figure out the chip bag.

3 Comments
2023/01/26
20:22 UTC

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He always sleeps with one foot up like this

We call him 'Chimmi with the peet'

5 Comments
2023/01/26
19:50 UTC

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What do you do with your cockatiel when you go away?

Just curious what different people do with their birds. It’s hard to go away when you look after one as it’s not the same as when you have dog/cat and they can go to a dog/cat hotel

2 Comments
2023/01/26
19:30 UTC

2

Birb tends to call out my dry skin that I didn’t know existed

0 Comments
2023/01/26
19:18 UTC

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Angry/Scared Tiel

What are ways to make an aggressive cockatiel less aggressive? My cockatiel Juno is "cage bound" and doesn't wanna leave his cage or play with his toys. I got him out today and he bit me twice and drew blood. I clipped his wings to try to make it easier to take him out, he's still out currently. In the cage he's friendlier and will talk to me, but once hands are involved he's opposite of friendly. Even with slow movments and treats. Would getting him a friend make it easier? I'm going to a bird fair next month.

6 Comments
2023/01/26
18:41 UTC

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Lost cockatiel-Milwaukee

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2023/01/26
18:34 UTC

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Peebo, moments after eating a singular Cheerio

0 Comments
2023/01/26
18:18 UTC

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Behavior Question in Comments

1 Comment
2023/01/26
18:08 UTC

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Birb loves eating ants

My tiel loves to pick at ants and eat them whenever he sees them on the floor in my house. Are they safe for him to eat or should I discourage his behavior?

0 Comments
2023/01/26
18:08 UTC

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Daisy cuddles 💖

1 Comment
2023/01/26
18:07 UTC

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Puffy

1 Comment
2023/01/26
18:06 UTC

33

Quietly judging you

2 Comments
2023/01/26
17:16 UTC

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dump truck was his Christmas gift... he loves to get rolled around in it.

5 Comments
2023/01/26
17:00 UTC

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Tips on training our cockatiel and getting her to step up? We've done everything we could find in YouTube videos and blog posts, she does everything you're supposed to do before starting step-up training.

As mentioned in the title. She has absolutely no problem with us hand feeding her, I can put my hands into her cage to rearrange toys, wipe off perches etc. with her being in there and she just watches me and is fine. We can almost touch our noses to her beak and she doesn't mind. We put a perch right outside the cage door, so she can step outside. She does that with us sitting right next to it and we already taught her that she only gets seeds out there out of our hands. So if we have our hand there with seeds, she immediately comes out. She also just hangs out there, chatters, preens and relaxes. She has went on multiple adventures walking around in the living room exploring and we can walk around her and she doesn't mind. She has sat on our hands a few times but that happened more randomly and every time we actively try to get her to step up, she walks away. We're a little at a loss on what to do because it seems like she does feel content and comfortable with us and she does everything that is recommended before getting them to step up. So any tips on how to go about it would be greatly appreciated!

0 Comments
2023/01/26
16:49 UTC

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My boy flew away tonight 😥 Story in the comments below ⬇️

13 Comments
2023/01/26
16:48 UTC

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Buddy has learned “Can I pet you?” on his own, and no he does NOT want to be scritched.

0 Comments
2023/01/26
16:04 UTC

65

I love this thing 😂😂

2 Comments
2023/01/26
13:46 UTC

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Max on his travel cage. Guess he'd be ok with another trip to the vet

0 Comments
2023/01/26
13:13 UTC

32

Hey.. psst. Yes you! U want sum beetroot?

1 Comment
2023/01/26
12:12 UTC

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My tiel dislikes my daughter

33 Comments
2023/01/26
11:29 UTC

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