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  1. Help with aggressive / scared bird

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, I have had my cockatiel for a year now after his previous owner moved to a non-pet friendly building. My cockatiel (Joey) is 4 years old and apperentaly has always been a very scared/loud bird. He has never let me touch him and hisses / bites whenever I try to train/tame him or put my hand...
  2. My untamed cockatiel masturbates on me?

    Training and Bonding
    So I've had my cockatiel Rocky for about a month now, and he's super aggressive. If I walk past his cage, he'll hiss and lunge towards me. If I stand by his cage and lift up my hand to say, scratch my face, he'll hiss and start banging his beak on the cage ;; He really obviously hates hands. If...
  3. Willow - three weeks in

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, I just want to say it's really useful reading everyone's experiences of taming and bonding with their birds. Willow has been with us for three weeks now, he was 10 weeks old when we got him, he was parent-reared so not really used to people, hands etc. I've been working with him to...
  4. My bird gives no warning signs before biting!

    Training and Bonding
    I have a young cockatiel. He will be 1 year old in September. I bought him from a breeder that hand raised him. He was 2 1/2 months old. He has been the best little bird anybody could hope for. He loves to ride on my shoulder and adores head scratches. He is a really nice bird up until he...
  5. Got my second tiel, but I have questions

    Cockatiel Talk
    I have had Bird :pearl: for about 4 years now and I decided to get a second tiel. We picked up Luna :pied: about 2 weeks ago and the birds seem to be getting along. I was wondering though if anyone has any good resources on cockatiel interactions with one another. My spesific question right now...
  6. Rescue bird, well bonded with behavioral issues?

    Training and Bonding
    Hello! I'm a new member. If I have this in the wrong place I am sorry. Back in November I accidentally rescued a tiel named Charlie. I didn't mean to get a rescue, I was just going to get a baby from the pet store. But the owners knew me and my bird, who is very well trained for a conure, and...
  7. Male 'tiel Possessive Problem

    Cockatiel Talk
    So, Enzo's DNA tests have come back and show him to officially be a boy~ Yay~ :D One thing I've noticed is that he appears to have a possessive behavior problem. Enzo is a 'tiel who LOVES shoulders, and nearly each time he steps up onto your finger, he'll soon climb right up onto your shoulder...
  8. Please help. SUDDEN BITING!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi everyone. So I had a yellow pied Pippi for about year and a half and at the beginning he was biting but then he stopped and we were best buddies, like, literally! :yellow pied: (at the pet store they told us the bird was a female, but the following led to us acknowledging it's actually a boy)...
  9. Biting when thinks being put in cage!

    Training and Bonding
    So I recently got my cockatiel Kiki about 3 weeks ago now. She is about 13 weeks old. She is adorable and really loves hanging out with people more than anything! I have always had a problem putting her back in the cage since day 1, she used to just crawl up peoples arms, the opposite way from...
  10. Regressive Behavior - Help!

    Training and Bonding
    Hi, I am new to this site and need some advice regarding our 8 month old cockatiel that we've had for about 2 and a half months. He is our second cockatiel. The first is a year old, and we've had him since he was a baby. They are not yet friends, and we know they might never be. The problem...
  11. strange behaviour from Mítso + biting..

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I'm hoping someone has experienced this before and knows what to do. :( I'll try to keep it short. I got a job about 4 months ago, and I work about 30hr/week, my parents (mainly my dad) keep my tiels and budgies company while I'm gone until I get home, then I take over. about 2 weeks ago, my...
  12. Randomly attacks me

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi I have my own hand raised cockatiel Chickenwing, as soon as she started to molt her feathers she starting to get aggressive, I knew this was normal, but shes way over that now and she randomly attacks me, ill be giving her scratches and she'll be fine, and then she'll attack me again, she...
  13. New 'tiel Mom needs advice

    Training and Bonding
    I am glad I found this site! I have a new little male, Petey. He is 11 months old and we brought him home about 10 days ago. We have two hens who live in another cage in my sons room. The hens were sweet as could be from the moment they came home. My little Petey pecks at me and hisses. I...
  14. Hand trained twiggy, Rapid fire biting, screaming all day.

    Training and Bonding
    So twiggy, is about 8 months old now. Were still not sure if she is a "she" or not. But lets say she is. Im having a few behavioral problems with her, that have seemed to get worse over the last month. 1. Biting. constant rapid fire biting. One moment shes snuggled on my shoulder, enjoy being...
  15. 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...
  16. Hand Attacker!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Jazzy 'steps up' but attacks my hand when i try to pet him or just have it on my chest. He bit my thumb today and I am becoming discouraged... It all started out well...and now I don't know what to do. Any ideas?:wf lutino:
  17. Desperate for help! :(

    Training and Bonding
    Hi everyone, I got my beautiful cockatiel 'Rodger' last July when he was around 6months old. He was hand raised, super friendly and cuddly. We really bonded in the first few months and got along pretty well. Except early this year he started biting.. It started being just when I took something...
  18. Biting her cage grate?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I've noticed that sometimes Maya goes to the bottom of her cage and bites the cage grate? I like to keep it clean, so there's usually little to no droppings on it. She has chewable/shredding toys in her cage too... Is this normal? :confused:
  19. Tail Biting

    Your Cockatiels Health
    Was looking for behavior section to post this, but I cannot find one. If you are an administrator and you find this, please move it for me. Thank you. Vivi has been breaking his tail feathers, one by one, for almost as long as I have had him. I've been clipping off the broken, floppy sections...
  20. Bothered by something in the morning?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Maya is usually very sweet, (if not a little rambunctious) but sometimes - only in the morning - she seems bothered by something and starts wheeling around from side to side, fanning her tail and hissing. She 'bites' my finger (or whatever she's standing on) accompanied by an angry sound, though...
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