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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-17-2015, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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I should have gone with the name "Spook" instead of Chewy (when I was originally deciding between the two!) She is a spaz, she will spook if someone sneezes and flutter across the room (I say flutter because she blows her flight feathers about once a month). Her direction of choice lately is directly across the floor, no matter what part of the room she is in, and straight down the stairs

she always seems to land ok, but yesterday when hubby came home she was startled by the sound of the door and ended up greeting him with her fright at the front door down the stairs. A little while later I noticed this nick on her face it doesn't seem to be bothering her and wasn't actively bleeding, I have no idea what she even hit it on. Poor girl, I wish she would just settle down. It's almost like she have nervous anxiety or something.

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Oh poor baby. I wonder why is she so flighty? Are cockatiels known for being spooky? I had a ringneck that couldn't fly because she chewed her flight feathers off.

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they are somewhat, but she is almost like an extreme case. she has been like this since she was young, I hope it's not some kind of a neurological issue or anything
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I hope she just scratched herself and there is nothing to worry about.

I use to own cockatiels and found them easily spooked if the house is too quiet so I kept a radio on in the room they stayed in the most. I kept an air purifier going so there was lots of white noise to keep them from hearing any bumps or bangs in the house. I think this helped keep them from having night frights which cockatiels are really prone to having.

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Some tiels are just like that As long as you keep her flighted, I'm sure you'll be fine

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