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cy - 2008-10-11
This is how I go Ceclo. A lady came to my home wanting to give me her cat, to a good home. When she took this cat to my home she changed her mind. That was ok, sometimes we have some in our life that seems to not want something and then changes there minds. Well after this she called me and told me about Sam. He was something I had wanted bird wise, a small bird. To make a long story short, we sat looking at each other for months. Then I decided we have to get along with each other, so I started by giving him millet. You have know idea how much it made me feel the day he sat on my shoulder! cy

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Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-03-05
How can you tell the sex of your cockatiel?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-05
    Scroll up in this Animal World article to sexual differences. It will give you some pretty good ideas on how to determine whether you have a boy or a gal.
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Julie M. - 2005-06-30
I have three absolutely wonderfull cockatiels. Tucker/4, Baby one/3 and Buddy( age questionable). They have wonderfull and VERY different personalities. Their personal antics and intelligence are great to watch. My kids are out of their cages from the time I get home to the time they go to sleep and bedtime is strictly observed. I have many birds in the past, all hookbills. I am hooked on tiels! One of their favorite games is to take to battery doors off of the remotes. I am constantly putting them back on. I would advise anyone who is considering bringing a cockatiel into their home to be ready for lots of love and have a good vacuum handy.

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Imogen. P - 2010-03-11
i'm curious, because i have an adult male pearly.. well atleast i thought he was a male, but i've discovered that apparently males lose their pearls after their first moult.. but my other pied cockatiel is a female and she lays eggs and they both sit on them and behave like a pair but can never hatch them out.. I'm so confused... is it possible that the two of them are both females and just share the motherly instinct and work together on the unfertalised eggs, or is it possible that my pearly is a male?

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  • Simon - 2010-03-31
    Hi cockatiels are monogamous and they share the roles so both the male and female wil take it in tuns to sit on the eggs.
  • joann - 2011-02-11
    I'm not very sure yet on male or female tiels but petsmart sell a yellow vitamin bottle around 10 and it helped me identify which one was the female.
  • Mel - 2012-01-11
    I have a 3yr old F. Pearl named Jada, she has currently laid some eggs too. I think its just some kinda stage she went thru because she never had a mate. I figured it was just something like a chicken does. :) but shes ok and she still does her 'I wanna mate' thing where her tail goes up in the air and she makes this weird chirpy noise.
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Barbara - 2011-11-11
how can I trim my cockatiels wings can yoy show me pictures on how

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juan camilo - 2011-11-19
I have three white-faced cockatiel breeding couple and I'm not sure if one little female is really a female because I've heard when it's singing as a carrot very noise but even I've seen when the male goes upon her. I'm pretty confused about this couple can somebody help me about it? Can a female sing as though as a male thanks in advance?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-19
    Please read the descriptions of the various male vs female in the white faced cockatiel variations. Also read the breeding section on the cockatiels. Normally the males face is whiter than the females - the females face being more of a grey. Normally the females have a barring on the underside of their tail feathers and the males barring dissapears after their first molt. Normally the males sing and the females do not. However if you have two males, frequently one will assume the male role and the other the female role. Only a few ways to tell with 100% accuracy males vs females. You can have them DNA sexed or you will know if one is a female if she lays an egg. I can see where you would be confused and sometimes you just have to wait.
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Sarah - 2011-11-22
Hi, I have two pied cockatiels a boy and a girl (possibly). I absolutely adore them but I need lots of help! Anyway, Mimi, she is the girl and she will not cooperate! She is way scared of me. I know be slow that is what people say but I do and she runs away! I give her a treat and she runs away! Max is a little tame. But I need help clicker training him! I am trying to train him to come to me :D Thankyou soo sooo much XD

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-23
    Clicker training? I have heard of that for a dog but not a bird. It is hard to tell why the two cockatiels are not tame and friendly. Hand feeding? Older? You have a pair of cockatiels and it sounds like they are bonded to each other. A female is very protective of her mate and in breeding season he becomes the protector. If they are a bonded pair - which it sure sounds like, it will be a whole lot easier to just let them have babies and then make sure you hand feed the babies from an early age and you will have a very tame, sweet cockatiel. Possibly, you can tame these two but by the time you accomplish this they might be nesting anyway. Clicker training? They understand words really good so good gal, good guy, up, kiss etc. They normally learn from actions and the spoken word.
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kai - 2009-02-07
hi im just wondering how mutch do lutinos cost

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  • Deb Shults-Brod - 2011-11-21
    I paid $89.00 for my little guy this past summer. He was 4 months old when I got him. So sweet but sassy too.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-21
    Cockatiels usually run about $25.00 if purchased directly from a breeder and big range of $50.00 - $100.00 if purchased in a pet store. The pet store costs more as they usually have to finish weaning the parrot and then they have to feed and house them until they are sold.
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anne - 2011-11-18
I have a grey male who is about 6 yrs old. We have had him from 13 wks and while he loves my husband he hates me and I feed, clean him etc!! He tries to bite me and won't let me stroke him but my husband can stoke him ect. He talks and whistles loudly but will not come out of the cage. He has a big parrot cage and tomorrow we are getting a 3yr old white cheek boy that will go in with him once they are used to each other.
I love the birds and my cats stay away as he deafens them if they go too near

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-18
    It just isn't fair. Maybe the new one will like you best.
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Lauren - 2011-10-11
I have a female cockatiel and she loves to whistle. Male cockatiels are more likely to talk than females.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-11
    They aren't real big but have a big personality
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