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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. Cockatiel Talk
    :pearl: Hi everyone! I have a wonderful cockatiel that is roughly 11 months old but I have had her for two. She belonged to my boss who could no longer keep her. I am having a lot of problems with her that I'd like to fix. First off, She's a seed junkie! I have attempted different types of...
  18. Training and Bonding
    Hi everyone! So, Jiji has finally started landing on my head. He's still afraid of my hands but landed on my hands when my other tiel was on them the other day. I can see that we're making a lot of progress. However, I'm not sure where to go from here. He still wont let me approach him with my...
  19. Training and Bonding
    Hello~ I have a female lutino cockatiel :lutino: who is about a year old (I call her Dainah) and I've had her for over three weeks now. She is untamed, territorial of her cage, and generally has a fear of hands. When I bought her, I had plans of letting her out in my room to roam freely. I've...
  20. Cockatiel Talk
    Hello Everyone! I am new to this site and to Cockatiel ownership. We recently, about 1 week ago, purchased an adult Cockatiel that we found in the local paper. The previous owners didn't know his(?) age, as someone else gave him(?) to them. He was in a pretty small cage, and when I saw the...
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