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 Post subject: Cockatiels behavior
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:08 pm 

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Hi everybody ,

Through behaviors we can understand what our birds need . As birds can't tell us what they want in words they use screams , whistles and body language and it's an instinct .

The behavior of a baby cockatiel :

1- When it's close for the bird to hatch from its egg , it releases weak chirps to notify its parents that it's coming to life . When the hen feels it's time to hatch it helps the baby to get out of the egg .

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2- After the hatching process , the baby bird starts to cry for food . Its sound is weak , continuous with little whistles interfering . This means the bird is very hungry and wants his crop full so , its parents starts to feed it . You can know when the baby bird is being fed by hearing a continuous weak whistles that the baby releases during that process to show its happiness and that it wants more food .

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3- After the feeding process the baby bird starts to cry for warmth by making a squeaking sound that you can hear if you get close to the nest box . This indicates that the bird needs its mom to sit on him and make it feel warm .

4- The baby bird continues to act like that until its eyes start to open . Here comes the imitating process in which the baby bird imitates its parents . If you check the nest box you will hear a hissing sound while moving its head from side to side followed by a bite and a hissing sound towards you . This is a defending behavior as baby birds defend them selves . You will notice the same reaction from the parents .

5- When pinfeathers start to show up , baby birds will rub their small beaks against their bodies and that's to help feathers to grow . Sometimes they stretch their little wings which indicates feeling safe and secure . When the baby bird feels overheat it flaps its wings to reduce that heat and exercise .

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6- When most feathers appear including flight feathers , the bird tries to fly and here we know that the bird is ready to fly .

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7- When the bird is starting to be weaned it doesn't cry for food , its interest in flying and imitating whistles increases . That's why we should make sure that the bird is getting its meal during the day until the bird is fully weaned .

8- After being fully weaned the baby bird becomes a young bird until its mature .

The behavior of young birds ( in cage ) :

1- When the bird gets up it gets rid of the accumulated wastes during the night . It fluffs its feathers , bends backward or raise its tail then it excretes .

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2- The bird starts its day singing , whistling and warbling . This indicates the happiness of the bird with the new day ( 10 minutes after waking up ) .

3- The first thing that the bird searches for is food and water . If there is food, it will eat until its full . If there is no food the bird will scream loudly and move from side to side tensely until you put the food for it .

4- The bird perches on its favorites perch and starts to clean and preen its feathers , this indicates that the bird is feeling safe and secure . If you find the feathers disordered , dusty and looking bad and you hear the bird releasing weak screams notice that the bird needs a bath .

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5- During bathing in a bowl , the bird starts putting its head in water then it shakes its body in water from head to tail . If the bird is sprayed with water it hides its head under its wings and rubs it with its feathers fluffy . After the bath is over the bird preens and let itself to dry .

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6- Sometimes you will find the bird rubbing its head against the upper end of its body ( the beginning of tail feathers ) , that's because there is a gland that exists there and produces a sort of an oil that it uses to cover the feathers with , because it helps maintain and keep the feathers clean and shiny . But if you find the bird doing that a lot then there must be something wrong like an inflammation or so which causes a strong pain to the bird and it should be treated immediately .

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7- If the bird lowers its head down then it wants you to scratch it for him , and if the bird isn't tame another bird might do this job and if the bird is alone so it uses its foot .

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8- The bird uses its beak a lot during the day , in fact the bird feels with its tongue , it feels everything with it to know whether its good for eating or not or if its good for playing with . You will notice that the bird touches everything with its tongue at first , then it starts to interact with after that . A toy to destroy is a toy to enjoy , so if you find a bird destroying anything make sure its very happy .

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9- When it's time for the bird to sleep whether it's during the day or at night . You will hear a cracking sound this sound is the sound of grinding the beak to keep it sharp . When the bird sleeps it lowers its head forward , closes its eyes and gradually raises one of its legs up and turns its head backwards putting its beak in its back . If you find the bird like that for a long time know that it's sleeping heavily .

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The behavior of mature birds :

When the bird is mature hormones play their rules , so if you put a male bird with a female bird you will notice the following :

1- At first the pair will be aggressive towards each other . That's because one or both birds aren't ready for breeding or not in harmony with each other . Once they grow affection they will be alright .

2- Male birds sing in front of the females with their heads up and down , showing its feathers and defending its nest box . If you find the male bird doing that a lot know that it's trying to attract the female .

3- If the female hits him with its beak aggressively each time , so the female isn't accepting the male . If the female sits inside the nest box for a long time and starts to prepare it leaving the male to feed her and scratch its head so , it's accepting it .

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4- Male birds tries to mate , but sometimes female birds aren't ready so they refuse . When the female is ready it bends with its tail up and crest down . The male stands on the female holding its head with its beak and its tail under the female . The pair releases chirping sounds during that process .

5- When the female starts to form egg , you will notice a swelling on the pelvis until eggs are laid . Both birds care for eggs and share incubating .

Notable behaviors :

1- Tension and anxiety : the bird raises its crest up with moving tensely from side to side and contracting its feather resulting in appearing skinny .

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2- Biting : the bird lowers its crest pulling its head back then pushing it forward with the tip toward the target .

3- Fear : hissing and raising the crest back .

4- Feeling secure : preening and having the crest on a normal level .

5- Yawning : the bird raises its head , opens its beak widely , then closing it at once with a little squeak .

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6- Sneezing : the bird makes a little hissing sound shaking its head down .

The behavior of a sick bird :

1- The bird feels always sleepy , fluffing its feathers and throwing its head down .

2- Pulling one of its feet up and standing on one foot all the time , indicates over weight or leg infection .

3- Over preening , feather plucking and bad looking feathers , indicate the presence of mites or small bugs or a psychological state because the bird is left alone for long times .

4- Repeating a special act like moving feet , tail or head continuously as a result of a shock resulting from wrong handling or hitting the cage or a wall .

5- Throwing up a lot indicates a cold or trying to feed the female .

Best wishes and good luck :)




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Thanks alot Mahseh
Great efforts.




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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:41 pm 

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Hi brother Abdo Abu Seir ,

You are welcome !

Best wishes and good luck :)



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The cockatiel sounds are ones that mimic each other to compete for a mate and it usually begins with the female singing a song for the male to repeat in competition. There are many different cockatiel sounds that you will be able to train your cockatiel to mimic and provide for an outstanding musical companion, which will for sure be better than anything Frank Sinatra could do.



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