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  1. Won't Stop Chewing on Aviator Harness

    Training and Bonding
    Hi everyone, I recently purchased an aviator harness for my pied cockatiel, and it fits him and he likes it, really. He doesn't like putting it on or taking it off, but once it's on he's like "ooh, new toy!" His crest will be in the content position, so he isn't scared of it, but occasionally...
  2. flight harness? feather tether?

    Cockatiel Talk
    at some point when the whether is warmer i think it would be a good idea to take my tiel outside with me for some sun...i live in canada and our sunny days are very limited, so why not make the most of them right? and if i get one soon then i can start getting him comfortable with it so by the...
  3. Harness - Good idea, or bad?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey all, Are the cockateil harnesses safe? We live in Calgary AB (super cold) and we're always taking Kendrick to my mom's for visits. Right now we have a special carrying case for him and an insulted zippered bag. I REALLY want to get a harness for Spring/Summer but I'm nervous about it. What...
  4. Starting harness training -- Advice please!

    Cockatiel Talk
    So, I've brought my little bird home & she seems very well settled in! She loves being petted and handled and makes no fuss about being upside down, having her wings, feet lifted etc. So, I've decided to go ahead with my original planning of buying a harness. A couple of people on here...
  5. Harness Training -- Appropriate age & tips?

    Training and Bonding
    I'll be picking up my baby bird (8/9 weeks old) in the next couple of weeks and I was wondering what age is generally acceptable to start harness training, and if there's any advice that any of you could give? Is the Aviator Harness the generally accepted high-standard harness? It's quite warm...
  6. Too young to potty train?

    Training and Bonding
    I got Vivi, my Cockatiel, at seven weeks old, he is now three months. The breeder who raised him did not handle him much, sadly, and he never learned to fly despite fledging at 4 weeks or so like most 'tiels, so the first thing he did out of the cage is bite my mother and fly out of control...
  7. Dangerous Hawks?

    Cockatiel Talk
    So I'm getting my aviator harness in about a week and I read the dangers about be outside even with a harness. They're are like 2 or 3 of them but one of them are hawks. I kinda have some hawks in my area and now that I read about the dangers I'm really scared that they'll injure or even kill my...