View Full Version : can anyone that owns a tiel help me??????

10-14-2004, 11:15 PM
hi guys,

I was kind of wondering what their skin should look like??? Baby's skin is wierd, kind of transparent purple-ish, ::shudder:: Maybe it's just cause she's like, 9 weeks old?????? :confused: someone please help!


10-15-2004, 07:19 PM
I'm sure the 'tiel moms will be checking back with you soon...Friday nights can be slow on PT;)

10-15-2004, 09:25 PM
okay good. :) I'm not worried about her being sick or anything, she's perfectly healthy, I'm just not sure.....

10-16-2004, 02:50 AM
After allllllllll these weeks, she's STILL 6 weeks old? :p

I really don't know what a bird's skin is supposed to look like......its all covered with feathers!!!

I would think someone who has raised baby tiels before their feathers came in would know. Ask Logan.

10-16-2004, 06:42 AM
Where is the skin showing? Mine were pretty much covered with feathers at 6 weeks old. This was Bennie at 4 weeks old:


They're skin was a dark pinkish purple until the feathers came in. Does your baby still have any pin feathers? Mine were flying at 4-5 weeks old, so their feathers were pretty much "in" by then. I'm wondering if your bird is younger than you thought.

10-16-2004, 08:31 PM
lol! :rolleyes: sorry PCB i was in a hurry i think she's like 9 or 10 weeks now. lol :p

Logan- the skin isn't showing, it'a just when i give her scrithchies that i can see her skin, you know, because her feathers kinda move when i scratch her, lol.... :p

10-17-2004, 11:45 AM
Sounds like normal to me!

10-19-2004, 02:25 PM
I have two Cockatiels, I think that color is normal when they are so young. I have seen many young baby tiels with the purplish skin tones.

10-21-2004, 09:47 PM
oh good, cause she's not sick! :sigh: