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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-31-2013, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi. I have a tiel...Tala...she is a stubborn little girl. About 3 years old. I bought her off the previous owners because of a lifestyle change. We are still working out all of our kinks and quirks in the relationship.



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Hi! I'm a big fan of tiels, yours is cute! but I fell in love with lineolated parakeets, plus I have a parrotlet. A nice little flock that's never boring!

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She's beautiful . Welcome to the forum.

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Welcome to the forum. Your cockatiel is beautiful

Just a note! I noticed that your cockatiel is sitting on one of the sandy/concrete style perches, which are great for trimming nails. If I were you, I would move it half way down the cage and place rope and natural perches higher up. Those perches are really harsh on birds feet and the last thing you want is her having cuts and sores on her feet, or bumblefoot, from being on it. Birds always use the higher perch, so if you move it down and replace it with another she will take to it no problem

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Thank you i have been so worried about her being a seed junkie i have not paid much attention to the perches except to clean them. To tell you the truth she pretty much has the opportuny to be out of the cage from about 8 am to 8 pm. She does not leave her cage much but she is either on the back of a chair I have pushed up to the cage or on top of her cage. Every once in awhile she will fly down off the cage on to the floor. I am building her a playgym so she has somewhere else besides the cage to go so she will stop the flying down to the floor ( I am scared she is going to hurt herself doing it one day )
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She's so gorgeous! Is she a Cinnamon as well? She is just about as close as it gets to my dream 'Tiel mutation!



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I have a rehome like that. You might want to attach a long rope perch just outside the door attached to the outside of the cage that goes directly to her spot. Whether it is a play gym or what. I just hung rope bungees and toys from the ceiling above the cage because I think the play gyms on top of the cage make the cage look too dark.


Almost forgot the most important part. Put millet, or her favorite treat, on the playgym when you get it set up to entice her out even more.

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Welcome to our forum, Alex!
Your tiel is very pretty.
4thebirds already gave good advice how to get your little girl out of her cage.
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She's so gorgeous! Is she a Cinnamon as well? She is just about as close as it gets to my dream 'Tiel mutation!
I believe she is a dominate silver but not to sure
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I have a rehome like that. You might want to attach a long rope perch just outside the door attached to the outside of the cage that goes directly to her spot. Whether it is a play gym or what. I just hung rope bungees and toys from the ceiling above the cage because I think the play gyms on top of the cage make the cage look too dark.


Almost forgot the most important part. Put millet, or her favorite treat, on the playym when you get it set up to entice her out even more.
I will have to try that. She is getting better when i originally got her she would come out of her cage for two days now she stays near her cage but she comes out and goes on top of her cage or on the chair.
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I should mention that her original cage was a 12*12 (she has a 24x24 tall cage now but the original is on the ground infront of her main cage to help her climb up from the floor when she chooses to fly off her cage) and her door is always open during the day. The house is bird and baby and toddler proofed. If she wants to she could walk around the house and back to her cage no problem. She chooses to stay near her cage.

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Alex, why does she need help to get up from the floor? Can't she fly?
I ask because my Janosch (green) can't fly. He also feels more safe near his cage although he likes to come out too.
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When I got her I had her wings clipped because I kept my patio door open all day because of the summer heat. I have since moved and are now living some three hundred miles north of where we did live. I am not planning on having her wings clipped again. I was just scared with all the traffic and cats around that she would get hurt. Sounds stupid now doesn't it. But to tell you the truth she is the first bird i have ever owned and I did alot of research but still somethings you can not believe on the internet
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Thank you so much for letting her flight feathers grow again.

It will make her very happy, she will loose her fear to come out of the cage.
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