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White Faced Grey Pearl Cockatiel

I was at my bird store today getting some more Hemp seed, and treats for Maxx and I saw a Cockatiel that was absolutely stunning. She said it was a White Faced Grey Pearl.

I had never seen one like this before and I stared at it for quite some time. She just got him/her in and I was told he/she was 3 months old. Not hand tamed. How hard is it to hand tame an untamed cockatiel?

She want $75 for it. How it that price. The pearling on the back was quite intense. Dark Black and White. Will this pearling fade as the bird gets older. I am really interested in him/her.



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If its a girl it will stay pearled.
Boys loose their pearls. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Tiels are a piece of cake to train.
They're friendly little things.
I trained a 3 month old in a week.
Just wouldn't let her out without coming on my hand.
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Ooh bob I'm excited

I know nothing about cockatiels but I'm looking forward to seeing this beauty


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Most cockatiels are easily tamed. $75 is a reasonable price. If it is a male then he will lose his pearls at his first molt. A female will keep them.

Try looking at this to sex the bird: http://talkcockatiels.com/attachment...2&d=1329182316

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That sounds gorgeous. I agree with others, and maybe some pics????


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YES BOB! Get her/him

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I agree, get him! Cockatiels are easy birds to tame even if they are parent raised so I'd say go for it, especially for a gorgeous Whiteface!



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with a white face i think if male the bird will have a beautiful white face a female will have a dual or grayish look face if male the pearls will fade if female they will stay. i have never train or tamed a cockatiel so i can not say the only one i have that is not tame is sunny and he is 15 years old so i never bothered trying would really like to see some pics though

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That's a great price. Tiels are pretty decent to tame. If you liked her well enough to mention it on her I know you are intrigued. Lol go get her before someone else does.

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I went back today and she still had her/him. Nancy the owner thinks it is a girl. I am getting real close to pulling the trigger. Here are some pics.











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Yep! She/he is a White face Pearl.
And my guess by looking at the body language (stance) could possibly be female.
Yes it is possible to tame Aviary raised Cockatiels. It does take more work but has been done. I have had one young Tiel who was parent raised who became very loving.
As others have said. Males pearling will fade or disappear altogether after a couple of molts. Most times.
Females retain their looks.
If sex is an issue, you could ask them to hold for you while DNA test is done. Needless to say you would have to pay for that.


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He/She is absolutely stunning!

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That's a pretty bird.
I think its great you're thinking long and hard about it.
My babies just hopped on my finger today then my head and arms and knee.
they're all parent reared but because I've checked them everyday they're not afraid.
My 2nd bird Virgo was an aviary tiel.
She tamed up lovely.

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I think it's a girl too by looking at the tail feathers.

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She is so gorgeous!

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1 more pic. Just sent an email to a person who is selling a nice size cage on Craigslist. Waiting to hear back. This just might happen.





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Idk how familiar you are so I don't want to intrude or offend and assume you don't know any better but I have a cockatiel that I'm in the midst of hand taming and I can tell by the picture that that beautiful bird has not had its wings clipped so before you take him/her home you might ask the breeder/store owner to help you clip it. My Lola, I didn't know any better and my first time letting her out of the cage she flew into the window. Thankfully she was unharmed. But also if you go ahead and get all the stressful, uneasy stuff out of the way at the store you don't have to worry about doing it on your own at home and just start working on trust and bonding. Beautiful bird btw. I would go for it just because you don't see that many beautiful wf hens where I'm located but far as taming tiels is easy? Every bird is different and I'm sure you know that. Sometimes it takes time to settle into environments. One things for sure if you have a bird that's not hand fed or raised be patient and don't give up it may take a while for it to trust you or with treats and goodies it might take just a week.

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Yes clipping is definitely brilliant for training 'wild' birds

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Sorry but I cannot agree with clipping to train or tame.
Yes I know it makes it easier for the human. Flighted birds can be trained.
Clipping a bird is not a positive reinforcement training tool.
It is a human convince to force a given situation.
A Tiel is food in the wild and by taking away the option of flight means it will be more scared.

Please read The Airport on Avian Avenue and read how owners birds have become more relaxed and happier since they have been allowed to fly.
Clipped birds are more prone to obesity and many other illness's due to poor exercise.

I am sorry if I am raising heckles here.


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It does work but it's not necessarily good for them. However I have used the method and then let their wings grow back through when they next moult

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