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List Of The Most Common Tips For Taking Care To Health Of Your Cockatiels And (You Haven't Heard It Before)

List Of The Most Common Tips For Taking Care To Health Of 

Your Cockatiels And (You Haven't Heard It Before)

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After we talked about the Badgies and his food and games . Today we will talk the cocktail

Cockatiels or Nymphicus hollandicus originate from the Australian continent and they are also the members of the Cockatoo family. Cockatiels are considered small Cockatoos and they are called Quarrion in Australia.

Cockatiels were imported in Europe in 1840 and they were bred domestically in 1846 in France. Nowadays, they can be found all over the world, especially in the United States where there are a larger number of Cockatiel fanciers. In the wild, Cockatiels are very noisy birds and live in large flocks, in arid inland areas, savannas, open woodlands, orchards, urban parks, and farmlands. Many wild cockatiels may be killed in some areas of Australia, for the damages they produce to agriculture crops, but in other parts of this continent, they are protected by law. These extraordinary birds mate for life.

In the wild, Cockatiels build their nest in tree hollows, as high as 5 feet above the ground. Cockatiels are considered the most widely kept and most popular parrots among other birds, like budgerigars.

Some Tips

Parrots belong to flying birds category, so they'll need to fly very often. So if you have a small cage in your house, you'll have to assure them with almost daily flying exercises, to maintain their well being. A room with well closed windows will surely be enough for them. You have to avoid to agglomerate a small cage with lots of birds and toys. If you can't afford a bigger cage then one pair of parrots should be enough for you. As long as they're two they will be alright. Free flight will prevent muscle atrophy of the wings and chest, and it will maintain the bird in a good physical condition. 

When you leave your bird outside of the cage, serious precautions have to be taken, because your bird could be everywhere, for example on the couch where it can be crashed, when he is hiding between the pillows.

Another important problem is the kitchen for them, you should not leave the birds in the kitchen, especially when you are cooking because they can fall into a hot pan from the cooker. They love to sit on top of the doors, so you have to be careful when you close the door of your room.

Before the first flight you have to place your bird close to the window to get used with it, otherwise, it will try to fly through the window and serious accidents could happen. You can also cover the window with some curtains to avoid accidents. In the wild, parrots use to “work” to provide their food, to build their nest, to fly and care for young ones. You'll have to make sure that your parrot will perform some exercises for five minutes, a few times every day.

1) How To Purchase A Healthy Bird

Purchasing a bird directly from the breeder or the pet store has multiple advantages. You can get information about their health condition, their provenience and also you can check the quality of the environment where they've been kept. You have to know a few aspects which could indicate hidden diseases: the bird has to be active with good stability on its feet; the nostrils must be clean without secretion; the feathers around the beak must be clean; the bird's breathing has to be clear without whistling sounds; the eyes have to be clear; the missing feathers from the wings or tail could indicate
“french molting”- a viral disease which leads to feathers loss; dirty feathers (with feces) at the tail, the area could indicate digestive system problems.

2) How To Maintain Your Parrot`s Health 

There are several physical and behavioral signs about the bird's illness: 

- depressed attitude and unusual irritability;

- they sleep more than 10-12 hours per day, with their head hidden under the wing

-  they keep their eyes almost shut all the time and the wings hang from the body

-  don`t have the same stability on their legs and they spend more time as usual on the bottom of the cage

- their appetite is reduced and they are losing weight - don't clean their plumage and their feet

- excessive cough and sneeze and nose secretion dripping

- the feathers around the beak and the vent are dirty

- eye discharge, swollen eyes

- their feces colour differs from normal and they present diarrhoea

- excessive moulting

- discoloration of the feathers

- breathing difficulties

When you recognize these signs, you should contact your vet doctor for a precise diagnosis. 

3) How To Train Your Parrot 

Talking and training

The best time to start training a Cockatiel is at the age of 7-10 months old. The right owner for a Cockatiel has to be somebody who wants to invest time in it, and for this reason, before you get a parrot, you have to study these birds behavior and learn about what are the requirements to look after them.

The most important thing that you have to do is getting your bird used with other people. You have to make sure that almost every day your parrot will have the chance to get in contact with new people, to experience new surroundings. All those experiences and interactions with other people must be a positive experience for him/her. Don't forget that a hand-fed Cockatiel is more likely to talk than the one reared by the parents.

If you want to teach your parrot to talk, then you'll have to be more patient, you'll have to speak very often with him/her, and your voice has to be very calm. The training lessons have to represent positive experiences for your parrot and they have to last for about 5-10 minutes, once or twice a day.

It could be one hour after the bird wakes up and about one hour before the bird goes to sleep, that`s because during daytime the bird is most active and when they are active they`are less inclined to be open to training.

3) When The Bird Has Diarrhoea 

When a bird has diarrhoea, the droppings are very soft even fluids, with a smell different from normal.

The frequency of elimination of droppings will be very high. Diarrhoea leads to dehydration of the bird and to loss of minerals of the organism.   There are multiple causes:

- inadequate nutrition ( bad quality )

- bacterial infection of the intestines

- intoxications

- parasites

 The required treatment is focused on antidiarrheal diet and specific medication for each situation.

You will need to feed your bird with some poppy seeds, because of their calming effect; boiled rice; some fried seeds and replace water with mint tea. You can add to mashed boiled rice some coal powder.

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