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  1. 1 year old male suddenly bites!

    Training and Bonding
    My male 1 year old hand-raised cockatiel:grey tiel: Bites my hand when he gets excited. When I say bite, i'm not talking about a cutesy little, hey I don't like that, pinch, I mean full-on blood-lust type bites. When he gets excited he will act like he is enjoying himself but then attacks and...
  2. Dechiphering body language pt2

    Training and Bonding
    Hello~ My mum gets kind of dejected after Cody begins scratching/itching his head almost evertime we scritch his head. Does this mean we are doing something that makes him uncomfortable? He also somtimes hisses and tries to bite (he does not do any damage) while we scritch although he seems to...
  3. Need new Cockatiel Help!

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, I recently got a new 4 month old cockatiel that is confusing me with her behavior. She doesn't like to be in her cage and prefers to sit on my shoulder. When I go to move her (or any time I want her to step up) she hisses and bites my finger. I don't let it stop me so I just hold my hand...
  4. Try to breed my bird but he is angry all the time.

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I have tried to breed my bird for 4 months, but I do not know why he wants to bite and hisses on me and my partner , but we have not done anything bad to him and some days when he wakes up he yells(not every morning). We talk with him every day we sit next to him and whistle we have no idea...
  5. My first cockatiel bit my new one

    Cockatiel Talk
    Just got my second cockatiel named chico and my current one Storm bit it why did it do that?, Chico is 4 weeks old and i think Storm is 4 months or older, Chico is an parent raised baby form an aviary but they said he/she would tame up nicely, Also how long will it take to tame this 4 week old...
  6. my cockatiel won't stop biting me

    Cockatiel Talk
    So, I have a BIG problem. Two months ago, we (my family and I) got a little cockatiel from our friend. Her name is Artemida (I'm from Middle Europe, Croatia) and she is4 years old. She's the cutest tiel in the world. I didn't even want her, but now, she means everything to me. We talk together...
  7. Cockatiel Drinking Blood?

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Well... Butternut decided to bite my thumb and hard. Not only did he draw blood but he was literally hanging from my thumb by his beak and had to be physically removed from my thumb. And it's not that he actually ever let go so much as my skin gave way. Honestly, there is a beak-shaped chunk of...
  8. Parent Raised Cockatiel, Difficulty Gaining Trust

    Training and Bonding
    I got Chuckie in December of 2007 when he was about 3 months old. He is parent raised, so he's not very comfortable around people. I started to finger train him after a few weeks and I'd let him fly around my house (and now at my apartment), but when I had to leave home for college in 2009 (I...
  9. Two little birds....BIG attitude problem

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, I am new to the site ( I will post an introduction thread soon). I have recently come to be the mother of two Lovely Cockatiels. :D I have had them for a whole week now. I have owned Parakeets in the past and I had an older Cockatiel when I was younger. I find myself in need of some...