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  1. Training and Bonding
    Tiel wing handling problem... tips? I've been working with Luna for a couple of months. I've gotten her to the point where she'll step up, loves cuddling and scritches. I can touch her back (though I rarely do because I've read that can cause hormonal changes) She even lets me put hats on her...
  2. Training and Bonding
    I have had my teil for about 3 months now and things were going great. He loved to come out of his cage and sit with me. He enjoyed lots of head rubs and was not aggressive towards me. He started flying and has gotten better but sometimes he used to miss and fall behind a chair or something...
  3. Training and Bonding
    :tiel3:(i currently have not pictures of her):tiel3: she's parent raised. shes at the pet store, but with being parent raised i don't think she'll find a home very easily. so i was wanting to get her but i want to know the best ways to train her to be handled. right now the only things i can...
  4. Training and Bonding
    I've never touched a bird before and I'm unsure of how to go about cleaning the cage. I've been researching as much as I can about birds and most sources suggest not touching or holding the bird until they go up to you and aren't afraid. My husband tilted the travel crate-thing to get them to go...
  5. Training and Bonding
    I've never touched a bird before and I'm unsure of how to go about cleaning the cage. I've been researching as much as I can about birds and most sources suggest not touching or holding the bird until they go up to you and aren't afraid. My husband tilted the travel crate-thing to get them to go...
  6. Training and Bonding
    Hi All We currently have Nyx (she's been with us 6 days now and is around 5 months old). She's not hand tame, but she's not really scared of us or hands, she just really doesn't like them and wants to bite them a lot! However, she will step on our hands completely fine occasionally. We want to...
  7. Training and Bonding
    We've just bought our new cockatiel Nyx home. She is around 5 months old and wasn't hand reared, however she has been handled. So far today, she's sat on both our heads, shoulders and hands (for a short amount of time) and has taken seeds from both us through her cage bars. We're now wondering...
  8. 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...
  9. Cockatiel Breeding
    I bought a female cockatiel to try to breed with my little buddy Scooby doo, thinking it would take a while I was surprised to catch them mating 5-6 days after meeting lol so I put up a nest box made out of a shoe box. I did not put any bedding in it... They ended up laying 4 eggs in there. I...
  10. Training and Bonding
    Hi! I am a first-time tiel owner. I got my 3-4 month old pied female a few days ago. The breeder misled me however...she said the bird was hand-tamed when out of the cage, but this is not the case. She screeches and desperately tries to get away from me if I reach in the cage and she shies...
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