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  1. 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...
  2. Cockatiel afraid of hands?

    Training and Bonding
    I've been looking into getting a bird for about a year now, and I finally adopted a male lutino cockatiel last Thursday. His name is Blinky :D and he's cute, but very shy still. I've done so much research on their behavior and training etc. but reading about it has proven to be different than...
  3. How to make friends with an abused bird?

    Training and Bonding
    I was recently given a Cockatiel by a neighbor that was mistreating him. The poor little guy has been through a lot, one thing I know for sure is that he has a strong heart. Besides never cleaning his cage out for him, his food dishes had feces in them and the water too. Their was solid masses...
  4. Parent Raised Cockatiel, Difficulty Gaining Trust

    Training and Bonding
    I got Chuckie in December of 2007 when he was about 3 months old. He is parent raised, so he's not very comfortable around people. I started to finger train him after a few weeks and I'd let him fly around my house (and now at my apartment), but when I had to leave home for college in 2009 (I...