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  1. Biting cockatiel?

    Training and Bonding
    We have a 4 months old cockatiel, and admittedly he is spoiled. Lately, we've been having an issue with him nipping us. I wouldn't exactly call it biting, as he isn't doing it very hard. A lot of the time when we try to pick him up, move him, pet him he will start nipping our hands and...
  2. Taking some Difficult Steps

    Training and Bonding
    Life with Pip has been a challenge. Pip is about 17 months. Always been a skittish bird. He is an unpredictably biting bird. Several months ago, his terratorial/hormonal aggression got bad enough that I didn't really want to go near him. He came with his wings clipped and I let them grow...
  3. Aggressiveness. At wit's end.

    Training and Bonding
    This will be a long post, but I need advice. We've had Pip for just over one year. He was always a mistrustful bird. We were new 'Tiel owners so maybe we screwed something up, I don't know. But I did so much research before we brought him home and can honestly say I've done my best for him...
  4. I Need Help with Reactions

    Training and Bonding
    As you can tell from some previous posts, we're having some real trouble with Pip. He may be hormonal, or he may just be developing into a generally aggressive bird (he's never been an easy bird). I was attacked again today. He ate breakfast with us on my shoulder, no problems, then was...
  5. Increasing Problems

    Training and Bonding
    Pip is not a nice bird, and it is getting worse. We've had him since August and have had moderate problems with him from the beginning. He has always been a biter. He does not like fingers. He is isn't scared of them, he just hates them. I can not get him to step up on command (only...
  6. Pip's biting problems.

    Training and Bonding
    We got Pip as a 5 month old baby and have had him since August. He has bonded quite strongly with with me, but it took a very ... very long time and I have many bite marks on my fingers to show for it. Now, though, he lets me touch him, pet his head, give him long deep skritches on his head...
  7. Tame Bird Still Bites

    Training and Bonding
    Hello! I have a male cockatiel who is about a year old now. I have heard about, read about, and seen lots of cockatiels who are very loving - they ALWAYS want to come out, they NEVER bite, and their owner can handle them however they want. My bird (his name is Chippy) is hand-tamed and when he...
  8. New cockatiel, aggressive

    Training and Bonding
    Hi ! I bought a cockatiel off people exactly a week ago and shes such a cute little bird! she is 10months old but the people who sold me the bird told me she was tormented by their cat.. and here we have a dog but hes really nice its not the problem.. the first times we got close to her cage or...
  9. Suddenly started biting?

    Training and Bonding
    Jasper has started biting. Hard. Not hard enough to draw blood, but enough that it hurts. I don't know what to do about it. :( He is 3 now. I got him a Demetri a new cage, could this have caused sudden aggression? He is flighted, but he has been for months and he has never behaved like this...
  10. Feral Cockatiel !

    Training and Bonding
    Hello! One of my students (I'm a teacher) bought a cockatiel from a breeder. This cockatiel is around 1-2 years old and has never been handled before. My student has been very patient with the cockatiel, and has continuously allowed the bird out-of-cage time and playing, even though he sometimes...
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