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Nutmeg and Zippy

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Hi! My name is Nutmeg and Zippy

I am a Cockatiel from Lockport, IL.



13 years old   F

Cockatiel

Wheat bread and sweet potatoes. As well as the occational sip of formula.

Besides taking showers, I love hanging out at the dinner table. Dinner brings the whole family together.

Can not live with out wheat bread and head scratches.

She loves us back. No matter what we get into.

Will "desert" the nest box, eggs, babies, and all....just for a good head scratch..

"No body move, mom's not home!".

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  Kaytee
The other birds from this clutch were not fed Kaytee formula, and they were all perfectly fine. Vet confirmed that her growth and developmental issues were due to the formula. Kaytee has had problem batches and recalls in the past, but they never became this public. I have 2 friends that are breeders (in 2 different states) that have lost multiple babies due to the kaytee formula. Both had vets confirm, and test the formula. When they contacted Kaytee, Kaytee paid them off quickly for their respective chick losses. Overall, the company has very poor quality control, and very often no two batches of any one product are alike. Not just hand feeding formula, but seed mixes, pellets, etc. I haven't purchased a single product from Kaytee since 2008, and I won't allow them anywhere near my birds. I breed cockatiels and green cheek conures, and use zupreem hand-feeding formula, and have never had an issue like with kaytee. I have even had another breech egg (like Sid, which is why she was an assisted hatch) that had Zero growth or developmental issues.

Come visit me, Karma, Charlie, Pennelope, Claire, Chewie, Dee Dee, Romeo, Desmond, Eva, Poe, Petey & Sid.

05/22/2012 10:01.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Kaytee Recall
Yes, Claire, my cockatiel hen recently passed, but that had nothing to do with the Kaytee formula. Her daughter Sidney (Sid for short) is the one that was harmed by Kaytee. Sid was a severely stunted chick, her feet didn't grow properly, so she cannot perch well, and she cannot climb. She is mostly blind. She cannot groom or preen herself very well, so I have to do it for her. I have to check her eyes and nares daily for dust, fluff, dander, or blockages, so she doesn't get infections. I love my little Sid dearly, but I know her life will be drastically cut short due to Kaytee. The vet says her organs are small, and will most likely fail in a few years.

Come visit me, Karma, Charlie, Pennelope, Claire, Chewie, Dee Dee, Romeo, Desmond, Eva, Poe, Petey & Sid.

05/22/2012 01:02.40 PM Report This Comment  
  2 of the 4 arrived this morning!
Announcing our newest arrivals. 2 of our 4 hatched this morning.
We are patiently waiting on the remaining 2.

Come visit me, Nutmeg and Zippy, Rosquette & Babies, babysitting Senegals.

01/21/2012 09:35.16 AM Report This Comment  
  If you’re not already getting your monthly issues of Bird Talk, you’re missing out on more of the latest avian information on health, nutrition, behavior, training and grooming how-to’s, new products, housing tips, shows, clubs and more. Subscribe today-- 1 year (12 issues) as low as $13.00. 06/01/2011 01:04.16 PM  
  Hi Nutmeg and Zippy
Punkin here. I'm in need of votes so I can follow Queen Falco to the castle as BOTM. Please support me. I'm also letting everybird know of flowers that can be EATEN! There's so many different flowers that I can put 2-3 up sometimes. hehehe

Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) - Sweet honey flavor. Only the flowers are edible. NOTE: Berries are highly poisonous - Do not eat them!

Primrose (Primula vulgaris) - Also know as Cowslip. This flower is colorful with a sweet, but bland taste. Add to salads, pickle the flower buds, cook as a vegetable, or ferment into a wine.

UPDATE ON BIRD: SHE CAME HOME YESTERDAY AND THERE WAS NO IMPROVEMENT. SHE DIDN'T WANT TO BE TOUCHED BECAUSE OF ALL THE NEEDLES FOR BLOOD AND X-RAYS AND STUFF. THIS MORNING HER LEFT FOOT IS USABLE!!!! NEARLY BACK TO NORMAL. WE ARE SOOOOOO HAPPY. MOM'S STILL GONNA GIVE HER SOME PAIN MEDS THOUGH.
I CAN'T THANK EVERYBIRD ENOUGH FOR THEIR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OF OUR FOSTER FISTER

Come visit me, Pimer--formerly Jack Jack, Sophie O'Too, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Ipo *SPRING IS SHOWING ITS FACE*, Shaggy--2010-2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13 & Punkin *My Dearest Little One--RIP*.

05/06/2011 11:29.28 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE PRINGLE FOR 10K CLUB PG #8908
HI NUTMEG AND ZIPPY. WOW YOU LIVE IN LOCKPORT? THAT IS WHERE I WAS HACTHED AT AS WAS MY FISTER SWEETPEPPER THE SENEGAL. WE HAVE A WONDERFUL BREEDER/BIRDSITTER.

MY BREEDER GAVE ME TO MY FAMILY KNOWING THEY WOULD LOVE ME AND TAKE GOOD CARE OF ME. THEY HAD LOST MY FROTHER DIGGER A FEW MONTHS BEFORE. I NEVER MET DIGGER BUT I HAVE HEARD STORIES ABOUT HIM AND HOW WONDERFUL AND SWEET HE WAS.

MY FAMILY DOESN'T THINK OF ME AS JUST A TIEL, I AM A FEATHERED CHILD WITH A STUBBORN STREAK AT TIMES.

I AM DOING SO MUCH BETTER WITH DRINKING MY CALCIUM RICH WATER. I HAVE LOTS OF ENERGY. MOM IS JUST HOPING I WON'T LAY ANY MORE EGGS BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.

KACEY

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY VOTE MIKEY PG 61671 FOR 1OK CLUB.

05/01/2011 09:36.56 PM Report This Comment  
  You're invited!
Bird Channel’s castle page is finally in progress. With Sugar’s 2nd hatch-day coming up fast, I decided to make a huge party out of it! So I am holding a surprise party for her as the grand opening of the official Castle page.

Date: May 2nd, 2011

Time: 6:00pm central time/7:00pm eastern time

Where: The Castle (208051)

There will be a beak watering feast prepared by the castle chef, Hiccup and wonderful games and activities. We will wrap it all up with a romantic dance and music sung by Holiday. We have a lot more in store for you too!

Everybirdie is welcome to come.
The castle manager, Cinny

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

04/30/2011 10:10.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Here's a vote
Thank you for entering the BC Art Studio contest. Your name was written on a popsicle stick and put in a glass jar along with the others. On the 16th, I will randomly draw three names from the jar and those three names will tell who will get the surprise themed portraits. After I draw the names, I will put up the winners on the studio, and put up the new question. That is kinda how this is all going to work. So come back on the 16th to see who won (if it is you I will personally tell you) and check out the next question. Good luck!
Cinny

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

04/10/2011 07:49.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Cinny here!
The art studio is getting too busy and I want to make sure I don't rush anybirdies art so...

New Art Studio:
To make this fun, I will put up a question every week and you need to try and answer it. I will randomly choose three winners and those three winners will receive a surprise portrait. You can enter every week, because their will always be a different theme.

To enter the drawing each week, just vote, put your name, and best guess to the answer.

At least once a month, I will make an acrylic paint portrait for one lucky winner.

This week:
You have from the 9th to the 16th to answer the question below for a chance to win a portrait.

Question:

"What country are cockatiels native to?"

What are you waiting for? Start typing!

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

04/09/2011 05:36.15 PM Report This Comment  
  SPRING IS HERE!
Spring is finally here and Easter is coming up. To celebrate, I am offering spring or Easter themed portraits to all my friends. If you would like one, please come tell me at my art studio.
Thanks for your support!
Cinny and The BC Art Studio

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

04/07/2011 09:37.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello
Thanks! Has your chick hatched yet? Thanks for the advice. I am planning on hand feeding next summer if we don't have any big plans. Faith is getting a new mate on Monday and I will be breeding them (assuming they like each other) this fall or next spring. I am definitely planning on hand feeding them. I'll keep you posted and come check out the new baby pictures!
Cinny's mom

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

04/02/2011 05:55.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Guess what!?!?
Our first egg has hatched this afternoon, the 1'st of April. He/she doesn't have a name, but mommy will be naming him/her when we figure out the color. I will put up pictures as soon as Sugar comes out for feeding and post them up. Keep watching my page and I will send out updates whenever I get the chance. 1 down, 3 to go. :) Thanks for your support, everybirdy!
Cinny - proud father of a healthy chick

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

04/01/2011 05:11.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello pretty birds!
I decided not to hand feed this time. I found a beautiful albino male for a very cheep price and my choice is either to get the male (I very special opportunity) or get supplies for hand feeding. I think maybe it would be better if I wait just so I can have time to learn more about baby cockatiels and then maybe I can hand feed the albino babies! :) Thank you for helping me out anyways. :) Once I feel like the time is right, I will definitely come to you for advice.
So how are the eggs...Has the first one hatched yet? I don't know if Sugars has yet but I peek in every chance I get. :) What mutation do you usually get from Zippy and Nutmeg? I get cinnamons and cinnamon pearls so far from Cinny and Sugar.
Thanks for helping me!
Sugar's mom

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

03/31/2011 07:09.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nutmeg and Zippy
Both of you are so cute. I hope you can come by and see me sometime. Here's you a vote.

Sandy

Come visit me, Sandy, Fred, Koki, Comet, Misty *Rest In Peace my little bird* & Henry.

03/31/2011 05:08.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks!
That really helped! So, I've used syringes for sick birds before, should I use the same for the hand feeding babies? I will DEFINITELY buy new ones...I am just wondering. What size of aquarium tank do you use? I was also wondering, what kind of problems should I look out for and avoid when hand feeding? I've breed Cinny and Sugar before but I let them raise the chicks. Pearl is there second youngest (the last died and the first was adopted a while back). Thank you SOOOO much for helping!!! I don't know what I would do with out you!
Thanks again.
Sugar's mom :D

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

03/30/2011 08:23.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Really?!?!?!
Oh that would be great if you could help! I couldn't find anyone so I was about to just let Cinny and Sugar raise them again but if you could answer my questions, that would be great! My first of 4 eggs is going to hatch on Thursday too so that works out even better! So first, I was wondering. Did you make a home made brooder or buy one from a company? I am planning on making a home made. Here's what I am going to do and tell me if it sounds right.
Use a 5-10 gallon tank and put pine shavings and/or paper towels at the bottom. I have a very mild heat pad that I think I will put under half of it. I will put a heat lamp over it and I have a humidity and temp. reader inside. Is that about right? If not what should I change. I haven't bought the supplies yet so I can make changes to the plan. Oh, and what age do you pull the babies out to feed?
I'm sorry if I am overwhelming you! I'm just so excited that I have someone who can help. :)
Thank you SOOOOOO much!
Cinny's mom

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

03/29/2011 05:07.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey...
I'm looking for advice on hand feeding cockatiels. Do you have any experience? If not, that's completely fine. Thanks!
Flock mom

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

03/27/2011 05:49.33 PM Report This Comment  
  marti
i am a boy mom just kinda goofed thank you for visiting me you have some beautifull babies too bye for now and thanks again Marti

Come visit me, MICKEY, LANCE AND DELIA, Becky BeBop Feb 1989-Dec 12 2011, TOMTOM, Sunni, Nico, ANDY & Marti.

03/27/2011 03:16.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nutmeg & Zippy
welcome to the BC we are tiels too come visit us,here a vote with tiel Hugs.
Frannie & the Flock

Come visit me, Biscottie, max, Snowflake, baby bird, Frannie, In Loving memory of Rugula, Frannie and the Flockl & pearl.

03/10/2011 09:49.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello
Hello! I haven't laid my egg yet. But I'll let you know when I do! Does your mommy hand-feed your chicks? Mine has thought about it but to her it is easier to have a strict play schedule every day. That way babies are just as tame and it doesn't take as much time.
Thanks for coming by!
Sugar

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

03/09/2011 08:38.29 PM Report This Comment  
  they are adorable! left a vote.

Come visit me, RIP- Gentleman Rooster & Rooster.

03/01/2011 08:39.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi im Chocy!
Hi there! i like the fact that your mummy loves you! my mummy and daddy love me too! in fact they are buying me lots of new toys this week! i cant wait! i love your happy little family, they are sooo gorgeous! i tried to have a family but my boyfriend cheated on me with another bird. at least i have my mummy and daddy always!
Check out my scrapbook, i hope mum and dad didnt put embarressing photos of me in there!
Much love to the little ones!
Chocy.

Come visit me, Chocy!.

03/01/2011 01:20.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey
Hi.My name is Sunshine.What a precious family you have and cute too.My mom isnt able to get me am mate.I wish could though so I can have a family too. Yall have my vote. Come visit me sometime.
Sunshine

Come visit me, Sunshine.

02/28/2011 07:25.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Nutmeg and Ziippy
What a cute little family you have there!!! I hope that all of you are having a Fantastic Day!!!

Come visit me, Sky, Sunny & Elvis.

02/28/2011 05:05.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Ur birds are so pretty! Both are really beautiful types of cockatiels! Their babies must be beautiful. Welcome to bc and also i love the names. U've got my vote.


~ Charlie

Come visit me, Charlie, Custard <3 & Mikie and Frosty.

02/28/2011 02:26.26 PM Report This Comment  
  hello
welcome to birdchannel!!!

Come visit me, Noel, Bama, Bubba, Ivan & Bella.

02/28/2011 11:09.56 AM Report This Comment  
  That is so cute, Nutmeg!
I am Sugar, a cockatiel too. That is an adorable picture! I am getting ready to hatch some babies myself! My mommy's setting up the nest tomorrow!!! My mate is Cinny (short for Cinnamon). I'll tell you when my babies hatch so you can see pictures of them. And your handsome too, Zippy!
Have a fun time at the BC!
Sugar

Come vote for me and my flock as Birds of the Day in March!

Come visit me, Curious, Foster Page ~ Welcome, Baby Tiel!, Tico, Tulip, Juni, Pearl and Faith, Sally & Cinny and Sugar.

02/28/2011 09:09.39 AM Report This Comment  
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