Hi I'm new here just browsing and found this site seems to be a very nice place to hang out and share talk about your birds with others.
But anyway I just got this little baby today and the lady I got him from she is a breeder and had the 2 little babies ready to go. So my son and I got them.
And they are still being hand feed twice a day is what she told me to do and offer them other food along and in time they will start to eat seeds and things.
Well I went and got it all kind of goodies today along with a new cage.
so far he seems to be loving it. But hasn't tried eating any of the things I had put in his cage for him just as yet. I gave him a good feeding just before I put him down for the night and he seems to be full and happy. He seem that he's going to be a very loving bird. just will crawl all over you and preen your hair and all.
so so sweet he is . But My question is can you tell me what maybe he will grow up to be what type of cockatiel and what sex maybe he will be? She told me that the both of them she thought were males. the one my son got has lots more yellow on it's little head and cresses. than mine does. I was just wondering if he will stay this color are will he change. I think the lady told me that they were like a month old but don't quot me on that just yet.
I'm going to call her tomorrow and find out for sure. I looked at so many and she told me the age but I forget when I got home for sure what she said their age is. But I'm doing everything she told me to do and too I have hand feed before so this is not my first time hand-feeding one out. I think they are just so much more loving when you do have the time to do it your self and makes them more gentle.
So is there anything maybe that I might need to do that I'm not doing right. If so I would love to here your suggestions. I sure don't want it to die on me. I had a little quaker that I had gotten from her a few days ago and it did find for 2 days then got up Sunday morning and it was dead like to have killed me I had done gotten attach to it very much. But it was only 10 days old. the lady i got it from thinks maybe I let it get chilled and thats what happen I don't know but I thought I was doing everything right I had it on heating pad and under a lamp also so I thought it was plenty warm enought...But guess not. my heart was tored deeply. I was so sad :-( and I though maybe my going back and getting this one maybe it would help me from griving so badly over the other baby.
So I thought I would look up a forum board on cockatiels and get advice form someone that knows more than me. So when I need help I can call on some of you for help as to what I need to do. Well thanks for listening to me. And I hope I didn't over doi it with this long post. I would appreciate some help from you all if you don't mind. I'm checking it's formula and all for the right temp before I feed it. and trying my best to get it off its little face the best and it drying to its face, feathers.
thanks and hope someone will reply to me let me know if I'm doing things right and what kind this bird is and will it stay mostly all Grey like that? I was kind of wanting some yellow on his head but if not it will be ok too. Well thanks again Hugs Gail,
here's a few photos if I can figure out how to get them posted here.
Hope this works....