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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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Kim - 2011-01-22
I bought my Lutino 8 years ago, and cannot hold her and she will not come out of her cage. When I tried to handle her she bit me very hard, even with gloves on, any suggestions on how to handle her?

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-01-22
    Generally, it is easiest to tame cockatiels while they are juveniles (12-14 weeks of age). Because your cockatiel is older it may take a considerable amount of time and patience. You will want to spend some time with her every day - plan a time of day with few distractions and dedicate say half an hour just to her. Make sure her wings are clipped so that if she does fly away you can retrieve her fairly easily. Start by just trying to get her to step up on a stick or perch that you are holding - don't try to touch or pet her at first. Talk to her continuously to let her know you are her friend. Once it appears that she is getting comfortable with that and not immediately being aggressive towards you, you can attempt to start getting her to step up on your finger rather than a stick.

    Here are some general guidelines to help you with taming your cockatiel: Characteristics of Birds
  • Lexi - 2011-08-10
    You should start training her by approching her cage slowly on the side so she sees you coming. If she hisses stop but don't back away and then keep approching her. When you get to the cage slowly put your hand in but again going torwards her slowly then put your finger by her feet so she can step on and slowly take her out then spend time with her then put her away and repeat . But do this somewhere quiet .
  • Lexi - 2011-08-10
    You should start training her by approching her cage slowly on the side so she sees you coming. If she hisses stop but don't back away and then keep approching her when you get to the cage slowly put your hand in but again going torwards her slowly then put your finger by her feet so she can step on and slowly take her out then spend time with her then put her away and repeat . but do this somewhere quiet .
  • julie - 2011-09-20
    I have a lutino and a pearl. my lutino does bite too, however he has stopped here lately. I blow on him and get very close to him and say oh no you don't want to do that come on now and put my finger in front of him and my other hand close to his wing so he can't fly away and hold him close to my chest and walk to were I'm going to sit down and place him close to me and let him come to me while I ignore him. He will ease himself closer, then I say oh oh gooood boy and I have done this every day for a year or so and he has truly come around to being our friend. praying over them helps too, julie.
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Heidi Michelle Hellstern - 2011-07-22
Thank you for showing my baby Sunny! :) She's one of the best birds I have ever had!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-23
    Welcome and thank you
  • christina - 2011-08-18
    I am having a hard time telling if my birds are male or female and if they are cinnimon pearll or what. I bought a male and female cockatiel about a year ago and they kept having babys and these two birds that I am having a hard time telling the difference don't look like the others they are different. You can see one of them at this website, it will be the picture on the right with the white yellow lines please help if you can.. http://erie.craigslist.org/pet/2549554792.html
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seif - 2011-07-29
i have two cockatiels - one boy and one girl. your www is very very very very very exlent. I love your www

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-30
    Glad you liked it.
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Susan - 2011-07-28
I bought my cockatiel when he was a baby and last week he turned 22 years old! He is a sweet, affectionate boy and has only gotten more so with age. He looks like a young bird too- no signs of aging. Loves jazz music and singing and says his name-"Hello Louie!" I've had dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, rodents, you name it and Louie is the most low maintenance of them all. I feed him Harrisons Bird food, bird seed, and offer him pasta, egg, spinach, and nuts when we're eating those foods.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-28
    Wonderful I am a bird nut so great.
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ed - 2011-06-17
I got my cockatiel when he was young. Right now he is so lovable. He doesn't know how to fly though but he's so cute he always wants me to pet him.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
    They are cute. Your little guy will kearn to fly. One day for no reason he will just flap his wings and will take off. He will be quite surprised. For this reason it is good to show him what is SAFE to land on vs NOT SAFE. Take your little fella and show him windown and bang on the window. Do the same thing will walls, etc. Then just very gently toss him on a bed or sofa - just 6 inches. Do this a few times so he understands NOT to fly into a window or wall and to land on a soft chair or sofa. They usually just flap their wings and go a few feet and land on the floor but I have had a new babe fly and go right into the wall. I learned to show them after that. Good luck and happiness with your new little guy.
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Penny - 2009-08-07
Hi.. I have just bought a baby white faced pied cockatiel yesterday named Max (by my 5yo son). He is so cute. He is not hand raised so I'm attempting to tame him. I have never done this before so should be fun. Already he has walked over my hand. He keeps getting closer and closer to my hand/ voice and I've only had him since last night. Any advice...

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  • tara - 2011-05-15
    If he was raised in an avairy you are going to have to spend hours all day and days on end to tame him and you may be disappointed when he still bites or runs away from you!!! I tried with one of mine and closest I can get is with food in my hand. Millet is a good reward to tame or fresh fruit and vegies or there favorite sunflower seeds. He will take them out of my hand but won't let me pick him up he will his and bite hard. be carefull with your son they can draw blood. Show him your not scared too they are smart and sense your moods. good luck.
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Michelle Ayasse - 2010-06-04
I have a female White Pearl Faced Cockatiel called Abby and she is very noisy. She is about a year and a half and has just laid her 6th egg. She is very attached to me and wants to be with me all the time (that is not always possible). She will continually tweet without a break until I get her out of her cage and put her on my shoulder and that is no guarantee that she will stop tweeting. She is my baby and I love her very much so I put up with all her noise. The Cockatiel does make a great pet.

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  • tara - 2011-05-15
    I have the same issue with my cinnamon tiel (Pipper). She hates being in the cage and tweets till you get her out if she can hear or see me. And if she is out she loves to be on me an not on her jungle gym and if she can hear and not see me she tweets until I answer her and then she will fly to me or crash one or the two she is only little still lover her to pieces my son loves her too.
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