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My cockatiel Gandalf, hangs upside-down from her perch, under a swinging toy, then gets mad and attacks it. She does this for hours. I would like to know why she does this.
I recently just adopted a cockatiel (named goose) for the first time and he's been doing great with the tamming process and warming up to me slowly. He/She is in a good environment and cage, I'm out the house 8 hours a day but they live in my room constantly being with me. I have recently taken them to vet a week ago and they said they're perfectly fine but I have some concerns.
Eating wise is very good and has a good diet and eats all the time. I'm just worried because they stick around in one spot for hours. Should I go see the vet again and schedule something? Any other recommendations for what I should do?
We have a new cockatiel and we don't want a normal name
i’ve been giving my birds only pellets for 2 weeks now, at first it was a mix of tiny pellets and normal sized ones (aka budgie sized vs cockatiel sized if that makes sense) cali here has been eating the smaller ones and i’ve noticed that she’d start i assume choking on them so i switched to the normal sized ones only and again.. the girl is still choking. has anyone had this problem?
i have to note that cali used to choke on food as a baby when i’d give her bread or anything really.. i also have to note that this problem didn’t happen when i used to offer seeds and veggies.. do i just go back to seeds?
I live on the third floor and they're repairing the mortar. I have a feeling Gryphon is gonna freak.
As much as I like to expose her to new stimuli I might close the drapes for this
He's a pretty dope bird named Phantom. We found him while cleaning out a realitive's appartment. He had not been very well taken care of. His diet consists of "Nutri-Berries" (seed balls), millet, and plantain chips that I have managed to hand feed to him. The plantain chips will only be eaten if the cage is closed and I put it through the bars. I would love to get him to the point of sitting on my shoulder, but I'm not sure if you can teach an old bird new tricks. What do you think?
I did manage to get him to leave the cage a single time. He was doing great exploring the top of his cage then he just took off flappin across the room. I had to grab him with my hands which he absolutely hated until I got him on my shoulder and returned him to his cage. He has not come out since then.
I guess I should also note that I have very little experience with birds as pets. The last bird I took care of loved being on my shoulder though.
Can I feed any of these to my cockatiel? Halymenia dilatata (dragons tongue) and or Ulva lactuca (Sea Lettuce)?
He all ready has a kelp addiction.
Hi! I have a 3 year old tiel and where best friends. She loves to hang out of my shoulder, sit in a perch next to my desk and hang out while I do work, she chirps at me like we’re having a conversation and she LOVES scratches and head rubs, she’s super duper affectionate and friendly.
However since I’ve gotten her, back in November 2022, she always HATED coming out of her cage. Every time I put my hand in the cage to bring her out she’s runs away despite her begging and chirping when I get home to let her out. If I leave the door open she’ll climb out no problem and be perfectly fine. I’ve tired having her associate my hand with food with millet and other treats, which she has 0 problems with outside the cage. Outside the cage she lets give her tons of affection and touch and she’s even fly to my hand semi- on command.
She has no problems with my hands outside the cage. How can I fix this or should I accept this behavior as boundary of hers.
I just found out my cockatiel has TB. I have 5 other birds with her. She is now quarantined in another room but I’m so scared for the other birds. Treatment is not likely to cure it but I can try. I don’t know what to do. Do I euthanize or try to give the treatment? I REALLY don’t want to euthanize. But then there’s the fact that if I treat her it will be 6+ months of treatment and during that time it could transfer to the other birds. And or the people in the household. I don’t know if the others have it yet. I’m going to test them (not sure if there’s a way to test) I’m so scared I’m going to lose my whole flock. I’ve had them all for 5-7 years. They’re my babies. I’m devastated.
Lucy looking so content in the sun!
Hi everyone. Unfortunately my dear Fiona has seemingly contracted entamoeba internal parasites as my vet called me today after a fecal exam last week. I have to go to a specific bird vet on Sunday to get the medication/another exam possibly, but I wanted to see if anyone else has ever had this happen to them and how they went about it. I just want to be ahead of the curve in terms of how to treat, potential medication costs etc
That little shake of the head 😂 didn't even go back for seconds!