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  1. My first cockatiel! Advice needed.

    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...
  2. Please help me

    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...
  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. Noise and bonding

    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...
  5. Progress and Setback

    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...
  6. Re-pair bonding process

    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...
  7. How to cheer up a crying cockatiel

    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?
  8. Bonding with my cockatiel

    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...
  9. Finally getting somewhere but what now?

    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...
  10. Will this method work??

    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...
  11. Adopted Adult Cockatiel

    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...
  12. Bird-on-Bird Bonding?

    Training and Bonding
    Hi Talk Cockatiels! :-) Thank you so much for helping me with my issues. I have two lovely, middle-aged, male cockatiels. One I've had forever and one I adopted a few months ago. Sometimes they talk/call to one other. But I want them to get along better. They live in the same cage...
  13. How to magically make two cocatiels with age difference to be friends?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi! We got another cocatiel a week ago (3 months old Pipi) to accompany our 12 years old Ruudi when we are at work. The second reason for another cocatiel was to have one "pettable" bird because Ruudi does not like head scratches at all, which is fine because he's a great buddy and understands...
  14. Is training necessary?

    Training and Bonding
    I have a cockatiel named Cthulu that I got back in November 2014. Since then, I have trained him a few tricks (only like 2 or 3). I was wondering, however, if training for cockatiels is necessary, or if they can just be kept as a companion pet. I spend more than a few hours with him out of his...
  15. 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...
  16. Not sure if my cockatiel likes me or not!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Wow... I haven't been on here in a while! Heya guys :) Basically, I've had my cockatiel, Cosmo for almost 7 months now. We bought him as a bird who hadn't been hand reared, and so I know that he'll never be quite as tame and loveable as other cockatiels, but I'd still like to know where I stand...
  17. Bringing home a 2nd Tiel

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, New cockatiel mommy here! We have had Beaker for about 3 weeks now and made the decision to take home another one of Beakers clutch-mates so that he can have company when we are at work/school during the day. My question is about making sure the new bird (Bunsen) bonds to us and not...
  18. Male Pied Pearl split to Whiteface?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Okay, so I have discovered that no matter what we say about indications that a cockatiel is male or female based on marking, you never know until you DNA sex it! I walked into a bird store yesterday evening on my search for a male cockatiel that is split to whiteface and pearl, and found a...
  19. Worried my cockatiels won't be as tame after I return from holidays

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey guys, I'm going on a holiday for a month in June and my two cockatiels will be staying with my partners parents. They both have big cages to themselves, lots of toys, love to chat to each other but don't like sharing. but what I'm mostly worried my most tame tiel will not be as tame when...
  20. Wing clipping to bond more?

    Training and Bonding
    Hi , I was interested in the pluses and minuses from wing clipping, because some say if the wings are clipped the bird can become friendlier. :cinnamon pearl: