Telling the age of a cockatiel by it's feet?
by April Shelton
Is there any way to tell the age of a cockatiel by looking at it's feet?
My husband recently found a male cockatiel in the middle of the road. He was dehydrated and straved almost to death. He is now in good health and I was wondering. Can you tell a tiel's age by it's feet???
The top of his feet are the normal black scales but the bottom of his feet are the baby pink color. I have a 12 week old female who's beak is still pink or tan in color and so are her feet and she is minus any scales.
The Pretty Boy we found's beak is already blackish gray. But I have noticed since he is improving health wise his beak is now a mixture of tan and black. The pink on the bottom of the feet leads me to believe he is between 6 months and one year.
He show's no signs of sexual maturing. YET!!! I would love to know if you can tell the age of a tiel by the way it's feet look. Since I noticed that the young female I bought had pink feet no scales it got me to thinking about what his age may be. Any help would be greatly appreciated!