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Cockatiel

There's a reason why the cockatiel is one of the most popular companion birds — this slender Australian parrot can be both cuddly and bold. Cockatiels can also be curious and, at times, feisty. With a cockatiel in the house, you ...

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Budgies, Cockatiels & Lovebirds Are Parrots Too!

Here's a look at some common small bird myths and facts ...
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Cockatiel Behavior: Brilliantly Baffling

Cockatiels can be every bit a parrot as their larger counterparts — friendly and outgoing to snugly and gentle — no wonder these little feathered companions are America’s Top Bird. But ever stop to think if your cockatiel is normal? ...
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3 Tricks Your Cockatiel Can Do

Small birds like the friendly and outgoing cockatiel can be taught to do behaviors on cue — and it’s easier than you think. Our small companion birds have many natural behaviors that lend themselves nicely to trick training ...
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New World Parrots: Conures, Amazons, Macaws & More

Parrots can be categorized according to Old World psittacines and New World psittacines. Do you know if your parrots are "Team Old World" or "Team New World"? ...
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Why Cockatiels Make Great Pets

Most of the qualities you’d really like in a parrot are found in the gentle, amenable cockatiel. Read on to find out what makes cockatiels such a wonderful pet ...
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Pet Birds & Children

Find out the real reasons why budgies and cockatiels can make wonderful pets for children, as well as all the wrong reasons for bringing a small bird into your home ...
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Budgie Vs. Cockatiel — Which Is Right For You?

For years, budgies, also called parakeets, were the most numerous companion birds, and only recently were overtaken by cockatiels. If you’re looking at getting one or the other, how do they compare? ...
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Cockatiel Sounds Explained

Chirps, warbles, whistles, squawks, cheeps, and more are noises and sounds pet cockatiels make. Find out what your cockatiel is trying to say ...
Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. Here is a list of presidents who ...
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Serve a Good Meal: Bird Food for Your Cockatiel

Lafeber pet bird foods offer a variety of nutritious foods for your beloved top-knotted little friend ...

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A new presciption

Hello,I consulted a doctor for skin infection in my cockatiel.There are yellow crust in his wound.The vet give me some medicine like- 1-Tincture Iodine 2-Tetracyline powder 3-Vimeral And also told me to apply turmeric paste for 1 week 2 times ...

My cockatiel won’t beg

Today we decided to bring my 16 day old cockatiel out for handfeeding. It's been about 5 hours and he won't beg and we have to force feed him. What do I do ...

Cockateil settle time

How much a cockateil need time to settle in my house on the cage ?? I got breeding pair they breed many times in there preious home ...

Nutrition

Hi, My cocktails doesn't eat anything except for Foxtail millet & sunflower. I get them Mixed seeds as well while they only consume the foxtail millet leaving the rest. Can you pls suggest how to make them eat veggies, fruits ...

Sign of recover or not?

Hello,Dear brenda Thanx for your Suggestion.I want to ask about a situation.My grey cockatiel doing loose motion yesterday but now his loose motion has been stopped after not giving the zincovit drops.He also vomited the seeds yesterday.But now it all ...

Cockateils

I have 3 week old cockateils and I noticed today mom laid an egg today what should I do? ...

Sign of recover or not?

Hello,My cockatiel has some red patch spot under wingarm.So I consulted a vet,He told me that it is a type of Infection.So he give me some medicine like Neosporin oinment & Zincovit drops.After applying cream,His skin turns white from Red ...

Infertile eggs

Hi! I sent a question a few weeks back about my 2yr old cockatiels that laid 5 eggs. It’s been 28 days and they appear to be infertile. In the evenings, they both leave the nest box for a few ...

Separation Anxiety & Reflections

Hi, about a year and a half ago I adopted a 2 year old cockatiel named Tango (male) from a busy family that didn't have the time to care for him. He was bonded to another cockatiel (male, in a ...

Bald spot under wingpit of grey cockatiel

Hello,I noticed that there are red Bald spot under wingpit or underarm.He is eating and doing activity normally.but i am worried about it.What would be the cause.Plz reply. Contact me with given gmail for more information. Plz ...
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