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  1. Simon won't stop preening me!

    Training and Bonding
    I got Simon a week ago, and he's great. When I open his cage he comes to the door and steps up immediately (most of the time, every once in a while I've gotta try a few times before he steps up without backing away). He seems to like me well enough, but whenever I've got him with me he preens my...
  2. 18 year old

    Cockatiel Talk
    My aunt's bird is about 18 years old, and he/she has been alone for all of that time, and has been in the same store bought cage. If it isn't obvious already, he/she is very antisocial. It hisses when you're 2 feet away or 10 feet away, and it doesn't even accept food from you. I want to know if...
  3. why does my female hate all other tiels?

    Cockatiel Talk
    She is semi tame and is with other tiels but she "growls" at them when they come near and if they don't move away from her she backs down and moves as far away from them as possible. I don't understand why she's so anti-social.
  4. Excessive Noise Levels (Help!)

    Training and Bonding
    Please, I am at the end of my rope here. I have a male cockatiel, Ziggy, just over a year old now, I believe. He is kept in the living room, covered at night with a 'good night' and awoken in the morning with a 'good morning'. Held and let out daily, talked to, fed/watered daily, toys, treats...
  5. Need help identify why my tiel cries!

    Training and Bonding
    Hello everyone, our family is the proud owner of a new cockatiel that was hanfed until he was 2 months and then brought home The transition has been going very well, Picotte has been with us the past month now and he is now part of the fam ily. He is very friendly, comes out of the cage very...
  6. Desperate to the point of Rehoming!

    Training and Bonding
    Hi everyone, I haven't posted for a little while but Lila my cockatiel has been growingly anoying. It's to the point that I want to rehome her. So I'll explain everything. I got her from a petstore. She was around 6 or 7 months I'm guessing. When I first got her she was very quiet loving and...
  7. Neglected Cockatiel

    Training and Bonding
    I got my tiel, Pichu from my mom. She neglected him for 4 yrs! He could go on for days without food or water, didn't have toys in his cage, and was not socialized or tamed. To make matters worse, he had an encounter with a ferral cat and since that day never used the lower part of his cage. He...
  8. Does Lila like me too much?

    Training and Bonding
    So recently me and Lila have really bonded, she seems to really like me. There is only one problem, when I leave the room or put her back in her cage, she'll start chirpping really loud. If I come back she quiets down but I can't always have her chirpping really loud when I'm not around. What do...