Having Rescued Two Older Abused Cockatiels, What Do I Do Now?

Diane P. is unsure on how to handle 2 abused cockatiels.

Questions: I adopted two old, abused, ignored cockatiels, mated. After six months, while hands are still instruments of the devil, they will eat millet I hold, and they both wait for me to open the cage door so we can have our morning time plus their praise and obvious notice of them as mattering.
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What Species of Parrots Make the Best Pets?

Let’s start with parrots falling under a definite no. 

Kea for one. The New Zealand Alpine parrot lives in the snowy mountains and is really smart but extremely destructive.
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Do Dander Birds Like Cockatiels Require a Regular Drenching?

Scott writes,

 

Hey folks: Our 4-year-old (almost) male gray Cockatiel Buddy has a dander problem?

 

We can get him to bathe outdoors when he’s out in the lanai and it happens to be raining which is a fairly common occurrence here in west-central Florida but the problem (?) is that we can’t get him wet to the skin. Buddy will shake off after a bath and a cloud of dander will “poof” off him.

 

I’ve read that birds, in general, need to get wet to the skin to remain healthy. Any thoughts?

 

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How Do I Handle 2 Flighted Out of Control Cockatiels?
two cockatiels sitting a branch, one from the front and one from the back, small cockatoos from australia

How Do I Handle 2 Flighted Out of Control Cockatiels?

Elleen A.  relates,    

 

I have 2 male fully flighted cockatiels that will not let us handle them. They are bonded. How can I get them to let us handle them again?

 

Dear Elleen

Short answer. You can’t.  Birds of a feather stick together and you have no feathers.  

 

Long answer.

 

You can clip their wings, separate them into different cages, and plan to spend several hours with each of them individually in daily sessions in hopes to earn their trust and want to be with you.

 

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What’s the Best Way to Travel 1200 Miles With 3 Parrots?
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What’s the Best Way to Travel 1200 Miles With 3 Parrots?

Anita J. needs to know,

We are moving to a new house, a 1200 mile trip.

With a Noble Macaw (20), Sun Conure (23), and Cockatiel (29).

Editors note ~ Most humans mistakenly believe all macaws are large birds. Noble macaws and sun conures are roughly the same sizes. Noble macaws are roughly a little more than 5 ounces whereas sun conures are a little less than 5 ounces. Cockatiels on average are about 3 ounces. Endnote (more…)

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Do You Think Lupron Would Help or Hurt My Cockatiels Behavior?

Joanne F. wonders aloud,

 

Been reading your blog about the effects of Lupron on female birds for egg-laying.

 

My vet is suggesting these injections for my male white face cockatiel, “Pico”.

 

Pico is literally like Jekyll and Hyde.

 

Very loving but can turn on you in a nanosecond.

 

He is so highly hormonal that almost anything is perceived as a potential mate.

 

Feet, sneakers, plastic Kind bar wrappers……the list is expanding.

 

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Can I Put A Baby Budgie In With My Cockatiel?
playing parakeet and Cockatiel

Can I Put A Baby Budgie In With My Cockatiel?

Kim W. wants to know

 

Can I Put A Baby Budgie In With My Cockatiel?

 

Dear Kim

 

One-word answer. NO!

 

We recently were given a baby parakeet from a customer who found it outside her apartment building.

 

She could not keep it as she has an ailing bird currently and didn’t want to take a risk.

 

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