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New Cockatiel Care Sheet

Congratulations on the purchase of your new Cockatiel

The first two weeks can be very stressful time for your new bird. He/She will be in a new environment and unsure of what has happened to him/her. You will have to work slowly to gain his/her trust. Don't expect to much too soon. Sit next to his/her cage and talk softly and let him/her come over to your hand to get some treats. After he/she has had time to warm up to you, you can open the cage door and slowly move your hand inside the cage to give him/her treats. Do not chase him/her around the cage, let him/her come to you. Once he/she learns to trust you, he/she will want to be with you all the time and you will be on your way to having a best friend. Remember, trust is very important to your bird. If you do something he/she doesn't like, he/she my mistrust you for a while and take him/her sometime to get over it.

Your bird has been eating a 25/75 blend of Zupreem Fruit Blend crumbles and Roudybush All Natural mini. Along with Veggies, and a seed mix. He/She will eat approximately 1/8 cup of Seeds or Pellets per day. Add a small amount of fresh vegetables every day, but do not leave out longer than a couple of hours. (greens beans, broccoli, cord on the cob, collard greens, raisins, pecans, almonds, walnuts and peanuts.

Some suggest fruit for your Cockatiel. Cockatiels my nature in the wild do not eat fruits. However if you Cockatiel will eat fruits. Make sure that they are healthy clean fruits an avoid the seed from the fruits.

Your Cockatiel has the ability to learn how to talk. Repeat easy words on a regular time frame (hello, good night or good morning). Cockatiels are very smart birds and can learn fast.

Toys are important to your bird. He/she likes to play with round hanging links and a small wiffle ball with a bell inside the size of a ping-pong ball.

Listed below are some names and links to websites that I feel can really help you understand and take care of your new found Cockatiel

I will clip upon your request a vanity clip of your birds wings. This will slow the ability of he/she to gain altitude and distance and fly to the floor. He/she can still fly but as I said they can not gain altitude and with the vanity clip it keeps the from crashing onto the floor like a flightless clip would do. The feathers will grow back in time as your bird molts. It can take up to six months. After that he/she should be able to fly just fine with a little practice. By using the vanity clip this will help in the bonding and training part of your bird when introduced to his/her new home.

Thank you for choosing a bird from EC Aviaries.
Please feel free to email or call me with any question.
5012796666 jwardine@hotmail.com

Care sheet curtesy of Richard Nicolaisen