Bird Type: Cockatiel


hello My cockatiel does this thing where he flies around very excitedly for no reason. Today while flying around he hit a chair with a big thud. He had lost a few feathers above his nose due to it. This happened about an hour ago. I checked again just now and noticed that there’s a […]

cockatiel queries

A few months ago (may-june) my cockatiel hit his head somewhere, after which we found that there was some bleeding above his eyes. It stopped a few minutes later but I noticed that there was another layer under his eyelids that were opening and closing. We applied an ointment called megamast lc 5 mg for […]

a pair of bonded cockatiel with a defensive male

i have successfully managed to step up the female cockatiel, and i could bring her to a perch to hang out, however, the male would get extremely agitated. she comes willing using the treat method, as he refuses to participate in training, even tho he does step up when he is in the mood, he […]

Female cockatiel

Good morning I’ve got a female cockatiel and just wanting to know why on the next that she is shedding and how long does it really to grow back to normal

My cockatiel chick is not eating

I just bought a 45+ days old cockatiel. It wasn’t eating millets so I tried handfeeding ( millet flour mixed with warm water) and it seemed to recognise the feeding method and everything went well for a few days after which is stopped asking for food and didn’t want to eat. I forced open his […]


When a bird sits in his dish does that mean he’s a she?

My bird loved me but now seems scared or hates me?

I have a cockatiel and he used to be very loving and sweet and only act a certain way to me but a couple days ago his nails needed to be trimed and I helped my mother trim his nails, he usually hates having his nails trimmed but I have done this before he he […]

How to prevent Cockatiel from laying eggs

Hi there, We’ve had our cockatiel for just over one year and it has laid its first egg today. We don’t want to breed her, so we’re wondering what you’d recommend to prevent her from laying eggs in the future. BTW – she’s our only bird so isn’t in contact with any others. Thanks!

My cockatiel is very sleepy

Hi, My cockatiel was very active in the morning but bit sleepy towards the evening yesterday 8/11. Today 8/12 I found him deceased at the bottom of his cages I’m trying to figure out what happened. For one, I rescued him from a person that I believe was inbreeding them, two he was only about […]

Babies and breeding

Hi my name is Breanna  my mom has three cockatiels duke is in a cage all by himself and storm and Emily have started mating they have done it several times now and we can’t tell if Emily is going to lay eggs and this is Emily’s first time if she is going to have […]

My new male cockatiel

About 15 days I got him. When I go to close to his cage he always goes away from me and moving very fastly and scared of me . I tried to calm down him but it doesn’t work. What should I do?

Birds laying no eggs cockatiel

Why isn’t my cockatiel laying no eggs ever had her bout 2 years or more n she was adult then now I believe she had eggs ready to lay but she passed away instead laying she was in a roosting position n there were all over each other n the male n female became protective […]

1st time cockatiel owner help!

My 1 year old cockatiel just laid their first egg and she is not a breeder so its infertile and I’m out of my depth. I took a trip to a different state to take care of my grandparent with cancer and she started being very hormonal and this morning she laid an egg and […]

My cockatiel has a tiny grey bump under his crest

My cockatiel is about 5 months old now, he recently got all his feathers and was handfed by us, I recently noticed that he has a tiny grey spot under his crest feathers. I did some research and found out it may be a feather cyst. Problem is we don’t have any avian vets in […]

I don’t like, but she does

Hi, I’m the mum who’s asking things everyday – & So, I’ve questioned myself weather I like cockatiels and birds or not. I don’t. But my child does! She jumped around still waiting for a Cockatiel and asked me 3 times in total. I never told her anything about like “I’ll think about […]

Is it a good idea to go to pet store?

Hi, I’m the mum yesterday – So I want to ask, is it a good idea to go to pet store? Because I’ve read many websites and articles say that if I go to a pet store to buy a cockatiel it’s usually hard to train them. Is that true? Any suggestions?

lock it up in cage

Do cokatiels enjoy being locked up in a bird cage? Is it very cruel to do that?

Should I get my child a cockatiel?

Should I get my child a cockatiel? She is just nine years old. And started thinking about pets, she couldn’t bear but everyday mumbling about for a male cockatiel. She has made some research for cockatiels, I don’t know weather shall I buy her one or not!

Cockatiels fighting over egg

So my cockatiels are around 2 years old and they mated and layed fertile eggs! They had a cluth of 4 eggs but they fighted and one egg cracked, so now there are three. I dont want another egg to crack. They are fighting wildly to decide who will incubate the eggs. I have separated […]

Cocktiel leg hurt

My female cocktiel fall with her cage from the top of the kitchen counter she can’t hold the proper clutch she is just 7months old. Presently I can’t take her to the vet. My parents are angry of me having there any home remedies.


We adopted a 6 year old cockatiel and he bites. How can I stop that?

cockatiel male or female

How to recognize by behavior its a male or female. I recently got two birds, one Grey with typical Mohawk and crimson cheeks. the other one is plain yellow with foggy crimson cheeks. the yellow one not friendly, reserve wide at pelvis and plain feathers. not sure if its a female, as they both fight […]

Cockatiel behavior

Two days ago my cockatiel perched on me and cuddled my ear. Last two days he ignores me. Why,?

Cockatiel Companion

I was wondering what bird would be the best companion for my cockatiel, Hezekiah. He’s very sweet and lovable, but I don’t want him to be lonely as I work a good bit. I was thinking of getting a budgie, but worried that the budgie might be aggressive toward him or not as friendly as […]


My cockatiel used to like to hide in a crockery jar and play hide and seek, but all of a sudden he started regurgitating seeds and gastric fluid while being upside down in the jar to the point that I had to remove the jar causing great distress for a couple of days but stopped […]

Food diet

Hi my cocktails has laid 4 eggs and I’ve been giving her cooked egg whites, chopped fruits like pomegranate muskmelon banana with regular spinach is this fine for my baby or is there some thing else that I can add up for a better health of my mummy cockteil

Baby cockatiel

Hello, I have an albino baby cockatiel that is not being fed by the parents anymore and it seems that my female has become aggressive towards it and pecks it’s feathers so much, it started to bleed. I have the proper baby bird formula but the baby refusing to open its beak to eat. Please […]

My cockatiel is yawning excessively

I have a cockatiel that’s about 49 days now, he’s still being handfed but only twice a day and the rest in from pellets and vegetables. He’s recently been doing a yawning motion alot and stopping it after 5 minutes. This happens once a day,everyday. Is there something wrong or am I being paranoid

How Long Does the First Molt for a Cockatiel Last?

My Cockatiel is now 6 months old and has started his first molt about a month and a half ago. Although he has lost and grown a good amount of feathers, it seems as though he just stopped halfway through his molt. I bought him from a breeder and he was clipped, I notice that […]

cockatiel layd an egg without male

hello my cockatiel layed an egg but she didnt have an male in her cage she is always home and now she thinks she has an baby and we cant come close to heror else she will attack us but how long will this keep going because i dont really think there is an baby […]


I have an older bird and he seems to be shedding alot of feather,long and new fluffy ones. Is this normal behaviour, I haven’t noticed it before.

What do I do if my cockatiel doesn’t eat fresh fruit and vegetables?

My cockatiel is now 1 year old. She eats Lafeber parakeet pellets, as well as Nutriberries. She also eats some occasional seeds, nuts, and millet spray as treats. Her favorite by far are the pellets. I read and was advised by the veterinarian that my cockatiel should also eat fresh fruits and vegetables. I made […]


So I have a female cockatiel for around two and a half year now and so we decided to give her a partner but we are not able to see them lay any eggs but the female is getting sick which is worrying us more than anything pls advise me what I should do pls

incubating cockatiels

Hi! I have a pair of cockatiels and the female laid eggs, for the first time, a couple of days back. I read up on how I’m supposed to care of my birds during this period, to make sure they’re safe and comfortable, and learned that the parent birds take turns sitting on the clutch, […]

Cockatiel got wrong mate

Hi,I think my cockatiel Peeko ( female ) got wrong mate.peeko is a lutino cockatiel just hitted 9 months, One i was sitting in my couch she sat on my thum toe and she started rubbing her body towards me i didn’t get it first,then i searched it but i didn’t get a correct information,it […]

My cockatiel hates me

So I volunteer at a Bird Sanctuary every Friday. I got my first cockatiel at Christmas and he loves me and lets me pet him and everything. I just got another one recently and she doesn’t want anything to do with me or my family. I got her from the sanctuary so I don’t know […]


Hi! You answered my earlier question about Cockatiels, and thank you for the great answer. What would be an appropriate sized cage for a cockatiel? I know it would have to be bigger than a cage for 2 parakeets, although the cage we got for our parakeets is really big, and it’s a flight cage […]


What fruits and veggies are safe for my cocktail to eat? Every time we eat anything she has to try it. What foods do I need to avoid so she does not get sick?


Hi! I have two parakeets at home. I purchased them as brothers and they are not big fans of humans. But I’ve accepted that, because I know the are birds. Anyway, I would love to also have a cockatiel, as they are beautiful birds, and make lovely pets. I was wondering if this was a […]

Eggs don’t look like eggs

Just took in a 8 year old female cocktail who seems to be going through the egg laying process, but previous owner always threw out the eggs everyday and now she produces a glob, runny almost.

I have 2 cocktails and one of the birds is laying eggs but

I have 2 cocktails and one of them is laying eggs but are not sitting on the eggs how can I help these birds this is about the 3 or 4th batch and them eggs are just there should I take them out and how will I know if they are good eggs or not […]

HELP!!! My male Cockatiel is attacking my female after she laid eggs.

I really need help here. We have two handtamed bonded cocktatiels. A female and a male. A few days ago the female laid eggs in the bottom of the cage (we’ve already given her a nest box, but she wasn’t interested). We are sure that it’s a male and a female. Recently, right after the […]

Male attacking female

Hello, I’ve a Cockateil pair and they laid their first egg. Everything was going well but then male started chasing female and attacking her. So I decided to separate them. When i moved female to another cage, she seems worried. So i moved her back. And again was chased by male. Now, I moved the […]

My cockatiel is growing slowly

My cockatiel is 3 weeks old now, he looks about 2 weeks old but is still growing but slower than he should be, he is eating well. Any suggestions or ideas on what the problem could be?

Female cockatiel

Our cockatiel flew off in July 2019 I continually kept advert for lost bird on Gumtree Australia 3 weeks ago someone contacted me and yes did have our bird George however 3 weeks of being home Have gone to clean cage and a soft membranes egg on floor of cage so not George at all […]

Cockatiel In High Altitude

Hello, I have brought my Cockatiel to Denver several times. This time we plan to go to the mountains. Is my cockatiel okay to go to that high of an elevation?

I’m not able to find sex difference in my cockatiels..

Hi I’m G, I’m having two cockatiels but dunno the age of them, the shop keeper said they both are around 7 or 8 months old when I bought them last September 2020. They both are playing preening each other but sometimes quarreling with each other. How can I find their age and sex difference […]

Lutino cockatiel sick

My lutino cockatiel is making some sound and his feathers near his face are gone. It’s sound like when we smack our tounge on the roof of the mouth

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