Animal Stories - Lutino Cockatiel

Animal-World Information about: Lutino Cockatiel

   The Lutino Cockatiel is a beautiful pet bird, with a mostly white to light-yellow body and orange cheek patches!
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Anne Day - 2013-08-23
Please don't keep your cockatiel or any bird in the kitchen where you are going to use a teflon frying pan or any pan with teflon because teflon gives off a chemical or chemicals that their little lungs can't handle. I thought everyone was aware of this until I gave two baby cockatiels away to a young couple and they used a teflon frying pan and both birds died. This after them hand feeding the birds for days and now they are both devastated! I don't know how to get the word out fast enough, please tell your friends and pet stores to spread the word. Thank you. Anne Day in Clearwater, Florida.

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  • arunava - 2016-01-31
    teflon does not emit any chemicals and absolutely wrong concept.If u need more test details can be provided.
shudipguha - 2015-11-12
i want lutino cockteil pair my contact no is 08294350007. and my home address is At new colony tungri near gaytri seva sadan chaibasa,jharkhand,india,833201.

himanshu singh - 2014-11-03
I need a cockatiel so please provide me a cockatiel . I live in Delhi

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  • Gaurav - 2015-05-14
    Hiii.. If you want lutino cockatiel pair then I can give you mine... For pair it costs you 3000rs
El - 2015-04-02
My Lutino had clipped wings when I got him at about 7 weeks of age. I didn't know it at the time, but allowing him free to learn how to fly by fluttering all the way down to the ground was a huge mistake. Young tiels can injure themselves that way - he broke his pygostyle and required an operation to fix it. So I had spent the price of buying him =200% cost. He was right was rain after that. 7 years later, he was passing incredible amounts of water. An Xray revealed he'd gotten into some kind of metallic material; the chain supporting his cage from the ceiling hook was suspected and changed for plastic. He was given medication to remove the heavy metals from his system. The homeopathic garbage was ignored - he had plenty of WATER at home. And this from a veterinarian specializing in birds. Some months later, I discovered that he had decided to sample and eat some duct tape that was on a counter - this was the source of the metallic bits the Xray had picked up. Now he is 15 and doing fine, and well worth the 300% buying price. An all pellet diet with ignored vegetables and fruits also gave him very loose some years ago. Now he gets seed mix, still with offered fruits and vegetables which he mostly ignores, honey sticks, walnuts which he loves, and freeze dried river shrimp are a favorite treat; these can be found in the tropical fish food section of your pet store. Vitamins are put in his water every day to help make up for the lack of veggies and fruits - he's definitely like a toddler for those; and I have tried loads of methods to get him to eat them INCLUDING making him think he's about to get a river shrimp. I didn't expect a bird with those health crises and not an ideal diet to live this long. Perhaps it's the exercise, as he is free to fly around the room all day. Please don't make the errors I have made.

Alfred Carter - 2014-02-13
My male cockatiel Wedgie is around 11 years of age, he is in fine shape, but Ellie May is around three years of age. At first for around a year she could fly very good, but over the weeks she started to fly less and less, till she stopped flying. Her tail feathers became very untidy then she started pulling them out or they just fell out. I have moved now to another house and she seems very happy her tail feathers are just the same and wings very scaggy, she tries to fly but lands on the carpet. She eats, drinks, and preens and gets on with Wedgie, is there anything I can do about her feathers to get them back how she used to have them?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-02-16
    Make sure her cage is very roomy. I'm assuming you are already offering her a great diet, with pelleted foods as 75% for balanced nutrition, and offering fruits and veggies as treats. So in addition, you may want to try adding some vitamins. Vitamins for birds are available at a pet store.
Franco - 2005-09-11
i have a grey cockatiel and around a month ago i decided to get a Lutino cockatiel while i was buying cockatiel food. Why? because he was so great looking and was standing near the cage door and all the others were standing away. i was right, he is the best of my choices so far. he is so loving and loves to be handled and outside the cage. thanx for this great site, learned a few thngs to keep in mind.

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  • Gunasekaran - 2013-09-22
    Just starting a wbesite for parrot supplies and have a few parrot books listed but will definitely try to accommodate a number of these. I will also add them to my personal collection as I have two Macaws and an African Grey. Thanks for sharing!
jayashree - 2013-03-13
hi, I have 4months old Alexandria (nane) i don't know it is male or female. I can see a pale yellow ring on the neck. I guess it is male. sometimes my nane is aggressive. every time when nane is hungry,nane does not self feed, he expect me to keep him on my shoulder and takes food from my mouth then he will eat by himself. feeding through my mouth is okay or not? if so, how to stop this?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-03-13
    Humans carry many diseases that birds or other animals can not fight.  I would not recommend this.
Keenan - 2012-06-08
I have a very bright yellow cockatiel and I dont know what type it is and the vets are finding it hard to tell as well. Do any of you know what it is.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-08
    There is really no way to know.  You say it is bright yellow - all over?  Check out 'cockatiel images on the net' as many have shades of yellow but not the entire body yellow.  Many breeders will cross breed cockatiels to obtain a high color also. 
  • Suzanne - 2013-03-12
    Hi. I've been reading up on cockatiels because I wanted to know the lifespan of my lutino cockatiel. He will be 24 years old in April. He is solid white with orange cheeks and a yellow top notch. From what I read a bit ago the female lutinos are very bright in color which might mean yellow.
ananya roy - 2013-01-24
My kiki(lutino cockatiel) sings,squares her shoulders,walks a few steps and then gives a small jump. I was told that she is a 'she'. Now,how can i be sure that what is kiki- a 'he' or a 'she'? (other than dna testing,this technique is very rare and costly and not popular in india,especially where i live). Kiki does most the singing,dancing etc. 'she'? Is very vocal while jiko(grey cockatiel) ,a 'he' is less vocal and is tired of kiki's constant singing and following around. How can i be sure about their sex? Thanks

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-26
    Unfortunately there is no sure way to tell if they are female or male. In older adult cockatiels there are often barred markings underneath the tail feathers. These can be quite light colored though and hard to distinguish between a male and female. Also, if you provide a nesting box, the female will often build a nest there and that is good way to tell which one is female!
mario - 2007-11-15
Hi, I just put a down payment on a Lutino Cockatiel. I don't have him or her at home yet because it is still a baby and is being hand fed. He or she is so sweet, and funny too. I am excited and can't wait until he or she is home with me.

PS: I say he or she because I don't know its gender yet.

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  • robbie - 2011-09-24
    not easy to sex. but look under wings, if it has yellow spots its a hen.
  • starlasmith - 2013-01-07
    hi,ive looked undermy lutinos wings and i see bright yellow and white feathers no yellow or white spots just solid colored feathers my 3 year old granddaughter is really wanting to name it luna but,what if hes a guy i dont want to confuse him,lol soo its important to me any suggestions?