Animal Stories - Pearl Cockatiel

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   Pearl Cockatiels are beautiful pet birds with pearl markings over the back, nape, and wings!
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GIGI PARDO LORD - 2019-10-24
My beautiful Pearl Cockatiel in the middle of nursing her 3 eggs over night just died, without any warning of sickeness, now her husband is going crazy crying for her, I'm at my ends of trying to console him, it's not working, I'm forced to loook for another companion for Tatie. I'm looking for a frmale Pearl Cockatiel, please help.
Thank you for anjy help.

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  • Leith - 2019-10-27
    I am sorry for your loss. Our 2 1/2 year old female Cockatiel, Pebbles, passed yesterday with no warning or signs of sickness. So, we are also looking for a friend for her cage mate, Bam Bam. Best of luck to you!
Sherrie McGinty - 2017-10-28
I bought what i was told was an albino, after first molt it has very pale gray feathers on the tail and wings so what kind of bird is it?

satyabrata Dey - 2017-07-28
Pearl cocktail buy

Ruth - 2012-08-12
We have a white face cockatiel, it is only very young. When can you tell if it is a boy or a girl

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-13
    I have no idea how you can tell the gals from the boys without DNA sexing.  However, they do breed very young and if it lays an egg - it is a gal.  They will usually lay 5 eggs - one every other day.  If you get 8 - 10 eggs - you have two females.  Sexual differences - there are some that will give you a best guess but just no accurate way to determine sex on these fellas without DNA.  If you are real concerned you can purchase a DNA sexing kit in the back of the Bird Talk magazine in the classifieds.
  • Donna - 2014-05-30
    A male whiteface's face will turn white. A female won't. I have one of each.
Nikki - 2004-11-09
your web site helped me so much on my reasearch project. plus i got an a+, so i want to thank you very much

Mary - 2004-01-10
Thank you so much! This has really helped me in a tremendous way!

I have a pearl who laid an egg today, her first in 3 years!
I noticed that she was ignoring the egg and so my son and I decided that maybe we could incubate the egg by using odds and ends around the house. So well see what happens in about 22 days!

Thanks again for the help!

Anastasia - 2012-08-12
My cockatiel is 3 months old, I was told he's a male. After a week of having him, I noticed that his tail feathers are becoming a little pink. Is that normal?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-12
    I don't know what type of cockatiel you have but they do not achieve their full coloring until after their first major molt.  Your little guy is probably losing his baby coloring and going into his adult coloring and that is quite normal.
amanda - 2012-05-27
I have one to he is cheeky

steven - 2011-04-30
Hi. I have a pearl cockatiel. I'd never had a pet bird before. I need to know when will he start to whistle like other. All he cried ack ack ack. That's it. Any suggestions/comments?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-30
    There isn't any guarantee that your cockatiel will whistle. It would be very doubtful that he will just do the ack ack ack though. They usually have a variety of calls, whitles, little noises that they make. Talk to him, whistle, let him listen to music, and be patient. Is he still quite young? Chances are great he will start to make other little noises as soon as he is old enough and all settled in and he knows you are his friend.
  • abdul - 2012-03-24
    I thing he is small when he become Adult then he whistle but in this period u have to train him
Imogen. P - 2010-03-11
i'm curious, because i have an adult male pearly.. well atleast i thought he was a male, but i've discovered that apparently males lose their pearls after their first moult.. but my other pied cockatiel is a female and she lays eggs and they both sit on them and behave like a pair but can never hatch them out.. I'm so confused... is it possible that the two of them are both females and just share the motherly instinct and work together on the unfertalised eggs, or is it possible that my pearly is a male?

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  • Simon - 2010-03-31
    Hi cockatiels are monogamous and they share the roles so both the male and female wil take it in tuns to sit on the eggs.
  • joann - 2011-02-11
    I'm not very sure yet on male or female tiels but petsmart sell a yellow vitamin bottle around 10 and it helped me identify which one was the female.
  • Mel - 2012-01-11
    I have a 3yr old F. Pearl named Jada, she has currently laid some eggs too. I think its just some kinda stage she went thru because she never had a mate. I figured it was just something like a chicken does. :) but shes ok and she still does her 'I wanna mate' thing where her tail goes up in the air and she makes this weird chirpy noise.