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  1. Training and Bonding
    I have had my cockatiel since March now and I got him from a pet shop for the first month I had to get him out his cage and give him medication so I have had a really bad start with this bird. I have tried many things with him but feel I have made no progress what so ever. So I don’t know if he...
  2. Cockatiel Talk
    So…I recently had a sick budgie and I have had to give both my cockatiel and budgie medication by syringe, This cockatiel is still new to the household and I had not really bonded with him yet, so I’m worried how he is gonna react to me after i stop giving him his medication. He is definitely...
  3. Cockatiel Talk
    I’ve had my pet cockatiel Rio for about 7-9 Months and it was great up until about a month ago, See I work on the weekends and have classes in the afternoon on weekdays during these times He is usually in his cage or with my dad. He used to be bonded to me and would never want to leave my side...
  4. Training and Bonding
    Hello, Bare with me here :-) We had one cockatiel that was hand fed, from a breeder and would sit on our shoulder and allow cuddles. This bird flew out the front door. Repeat with another same raising and he hid on my dad who took him outside! And flew away! I know it’s awful! I have two...
  5. Training and Bonding
    I have had my smart cockatiel since July. He was adopted and has quite the repertoire of whistles and words (I think). He loves mirrors, I got him a larger one for Christmas and he hangs out next to it most of the day, he even sleeps next to it. If I leave the room, he calls out for me until...
  6. Training and Bonding
    Hi everyone, my wife and I recently got a hand raised cockatiel. We got the cockatiel when he/she (we don’t know the sex yet) was about 12 weeks old and we’ve had it for 3 weeks now. I think it’s gotten really comfortable with me since I work from home and I put the tiel on my desk while I work...
  7. Training and Bonding
    Hi there, my wife and I recently got a hand raised cockatiel. We got the cockatiel when he/she (we don’t know the sex yet) was about 12 weeks old and we’ve had it for 3 weeks now. I think it’s gotten really comfortable with me since I work from home and I put the tiel on my desk while I work and...
  8. Training and Bonding
    Hi there, my wife and I recently got a hand raised cockatiel. We got the cockatiel when he/she (we don’t know the sex yet, the person who bought the cockatiel from said he was likely a male but unsure, and we won’t know til the first molt) was about 12 weeks old and we’ve had it for 3 weeks now...
  9. Training and Bonding
    I just got two cockatiels both under 1 year old. One girl and one boy. So far, they've spent their entire life at the pet shop in a cage together. Now at my home, I also have one large cage for them. I'm starting to regret my decision of buying two birds and 1 cage because I hear that tiels...
  10. Training and Bonding
    Hi, I've had my tiel for 6 months now. For about a little over a month now, the progress we've made is me putting my hand near the cage entrance with millet in hand and him stepping up to get the food. He is a hesitant and needs to approach my hand, take a bite then go back to his starting...
  11. Training and Bonding
    So I got a baby cocktail, I’m a first time bird owner and she’s been with us a little over a month. I want to believe she’s female but may be male with how talkative she is. But anyway, at first she hated us, wouldn’t let us near her and as soon as we made any progress she regressed. i had her...
  12. Cockatiel Talk
    Morning from what age did you start with training your bird to sing and whistle. My one male bird sings Beutiful but he was given to me so I don't know how old he was when he started his training. Is it also possible to teach a female to sing, my 2 ladies don't whistle or sing. What's the best...
  13. Training and Bonding
    So I got my tiel 5 days ago. She's generally really calm and doesn't get spooked by much, is seemingly hand-fed/hand-reared and doesn't have a problem with hands. She doesn't know how to step up but will climb onto my hand if I offer her millet. I talk to her often both when she's in the cage...
  14. Training and Bonding
    Hey! So I bought a four-month old lutino cockatiel (named Caspian) just a week ago, and I'm in love! I found that in some aspects Cass and I have bonded very quickly; he will fly from his cage or play area over to me, he's comfortable climbing on me, he accepts scratches about half the time I...
  15. Training and Bonding
    I have had my cockatiel Flapjack for a little over a year now. I got him when he was only a few months old. We have a very good bond and I can do stuff like pet, hold, cuddle, and feed him. Recently I had burned myself so I put a Band-Aid on my finger. He was scared of my finger whenever I...
  16. 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...
  17. Training and Bonding
    hi, me and my cockatiel are going to be moving to a city with my boyfriend, who she knows but hasn't fully bonded with yet. As of late she is seeming to be very attached to me, more so than usual even though i'm pretty sure she think i'm her mate. i'm worried that when i am not around and she is...
  18. Training and Bonding
    Progress I used a treat stick with Beta to get him to completely get on my hand. I e never felt so proud and relieved with him and myself. I think we’re bonding. He doesn’t like my finger alone but will trust the palm of my hand. I slowly placed him inside his cage after being outside of it...
  19. Cockatiel Breeding
    I’m an experienced cockatiel breeder but took a long hiatus not owning any birds at all and am just now getting back into it. I always had good luck in the past with well-bonded successful pairs but I've had some problems with “bondage pairs” in 2 of my 3 acquired pairs. So I had to re-pair...
  20. Cockatiel Talk
    I have two cockatiels, one male :wf grey: and one female :yellow pied: . The female, named Popis, chirps as if she's sad. What can i do to cheer her up?
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