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  1. Just wanted to let everyone know I have left my tiel with Brenda twice within the past 3 years, and she has been great!
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    Small(er) cage for cockatiel

    Anyone got any more cage suggestions, perhaps a cage that you have yourself?
  3. My cockatiel currently has a large cage which is difficult to move about. I am looking for a smaller (safe) cage which I can move about, to take him/her :roll: outside, or upstairs to my room. Anyone have any suggestions, and I am looking to spend no more that £50 (if possible). Help would be much appreciated. How does this one seem: http://www.zooplus.co.uk/feedback/shop/birds/bird_cages_and_accessories/parakeet_cages/hagen/43683 I just can't tell if it is safe. S/he won't be in it for long if he is in it, perhaps a few hours a day on some days. Or this one: http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/birds/bird_cages_and_accessories/cockatiel/coctaliels/19491 I am not sure whether I would be able to move this one, I think it should be fine. The reason I cannot move my current one around is because it has legs and is therefore quite tall or this http://www.pawspetsupermarket.co.uk/irene-4pl-cockatiel-bird-cage-10243-p.asp My main problem is telling whether these are safe or not tbh. Help? please? I quite like the thai house cage here: http://www.petworlddirect.co.uk/acatalog/Bird-Cages.html However, it is out of stock, the description says: This cage comes complete with feeding bowls and perches, bird safe door openings and the cage is covered in oven baked, powder coated in non toxic paint. Bar spacing is 12mm
  4. I use Johnsons clean & safe bird cage disinfectant.
  5. Sorry but if you own a bird you MUST make time to care for it, and let it spend at least 4 hours a day out of the cage with you if it lives on its own, What do you disinfect his cage with :?: The other thing to remember is that you must not use chemicals near your bird (even in other rooms). . I do take time to care for him, But out for 4 hours? really?
  6. I am attempting to convert him to zupreem natural, but I will ALWAYS give him seed and try and supplement with fruit and veges as much as possible, Does the broccli need to be cooked?
  7. Please give your I have read that harrisons is good for ill birds,but what about the natural zupreem nuggets/pellets?
  8. I have read a lot about pellets being good for birds, and that seeds alone with fruit/vegetables is enough. I will continue to give seed and pellets, supplemented with fruit and vegetables. I am not a bird nutrionist, I am not experienced, but I do want the best for my bird. If my tiel was healthy, etc, I would probabaly have not given pellets, but pellets have minerals and vitamins which I honestly think will help. I go to school so can and am therefore very busy, so I don't have enough time to cut fruit/veg. I do spend time with him, take him out, pat his head, take him to vets if something is up, I regularly disinfect the cage, and the feeding bowls. Buy new toys. I will try to give more fruit/veg now. There's so much contradictory info out there, and sorry guys if you'se feel I am disregarding your advice but I am torn between two decisions so will try to stick to the middle. I will NEVER feed my cockatiel a pellet only diet as he loves his trill seed!
  9. I bought the zupreem natural pellets (small size). I put some on the cuttlefish, and he (my tiel) started munching away, but I don't even know if he was swallowing any. The nuggets are quite big compared to his wee mouth, is this fine. I don't think he is too fussy, and hopefully he will eventually start eating it. The main problem is that I can't tell whether he is just pulverising the pellets or actually swallowing it. I will continue to give him some seed, and I am trying to get him to eat fruit/veg. He eats loads of corn when offered, but he only eats a wee bit of spinach. As for other stuff, he just doesn't really go near it. Also, do they eat a lot of fruit/veg or just a bit? And what are tiel favourites? I hope you can help me regarding the pellets & fruit/veg.
  10. what if i mix seed with the pellets once he starts eating the pellets? And how can the pellets cause problems, surely it is healthier, even though they dont need A complette diet, surely it is better for them
  11. My cockatiel has slightly swollen eyes, drinking lots of water and has very watery droppings. Could something be wrong? He has been making lots of the squeazky noises recently where he hunches over and makes squeaky noises, slightly moving his wings. Apart from that he seems fine, preening lots as well. I am still trying to covnert him to harrisons high potency superfine pellets but he maunly takes it from my hands, but he just pulverises it and he hardly touches it in his feeding bowl.
  12. yeah, i give him corn on the cob, usually while we are eating it after cooking in the over, I put it in a plate, and give it to him. He absolutely loves it. I want him to be healthier, and he wont go near vegetables, and since im in full time education, I cannot give him vegetables, etc. I need advice on converting him to pellets.
  13. I am trying to convert my tiel to harrisons superfne high potency pellets. He will crumble some from my hand, then get bored. The sometimes when I offer him the pellets by hand, he will take them in his beak and drop it. Cheeky little bugger, lol. Anyway, he keeps screaming whenever i take out his old food and replace it with the pellets. I am trying the method tht is suggested on the harrisons site which is to let them have breakfast, give them only pellets, then let them have dinner, then put in pellets. His screaming is annoying my family, so Its difficult. As soon as he has his seeds, he is fine again. I really want him to eat healthily, but he only eats sweetcorn. I have read about the method of slowly decreasing his seed:pellets ratio every few days, but doubt it will work. I mean, when the seeds run out, will he not just start screaming for more seeds? I really would appreciate help!
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    Safety of space/fan heaters?

    I may seem stubborn, but am looking for the closest alternative to a fan heater as it blows the heat on to you so it is good in the sense you can direct the heat towards yourself when it is really cold where as that is not possible with oil-filled electric heaters. Does this one seem fine: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4151388/c_1/1|category_root|Home+and+furniture|14417894/c_2/2|cat_14417894|Heaters+and+radiators|14417957/c_3/3|cat_14417957|Oil+filled+radiators|14417968.htm Also, do these oil-filled radiators not give off any fumes at all from the oil when it is heated? I know the oil is not burnt like older traditional heaters. This one seems good, but I am unsure as to whether it will be good as it is 800W. I mean, I am only 16, any tbh, the heater is mainly used to direct heat at yourself if you are feeling cold, but I guess the oil-filled heater will heat up quicker than the central heating. ??? Also, do ceramic heaters use teflon as well, I don't know how they work so am not sure.
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    Safety of space/fan heaters?

    The main problem is that the room we mostly sit in, which has the cockatiel in it, isn't very big, and an electric radiator would be quite a big obstruction. What about ceramic fan heaters? http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Browse/ID72/14417970/c_1/1|category_root|Home+and+furniture|14417894/c_2/2|cat_14417894|Heaters+and+radiators|14417957/c_3/3|cat_14417957|Ceramic+heaters|14417970.htm I have no idea if they are safe, anyone know?
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