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CockatielsHealth & Hygiene

Health & Hygiene

Cage

Your Cockatiel's cage should be cleaned on a weekly basis using a bird safe disinfectant, along with any perches or decorations in the cage. Water and food bowls should be cleaned out on a daily basis.

Clipping flight feathers & Nails

Clipping a Cockatiels flight feathers is not necessary, but when done correctly helps prevent injury or escape. A Cockatiel's nails should be cut, to prevent them getting to long.

If you decide to cut the bird's nails. be careful as they have a vein in their nail and if cut to far in they will start to bleed. A perch will also help wear down their nails.

Sexing

Like most birds, it is difficult to sex a Cockatiel when they are young. When they are mating the males will whistle and the females will screech.

 

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