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  1. Possible nesting aggression? Advice appreciated!

    Training and Bonding
    Hi, I hope I'm posting this in the right place, I've come here because I have a Cockatiel who is roughly 5 months old, we have had him for about 2 months now. The main issue we have ran into is he seems to be attempting to nest on nearly everything that he can sit on within his cage. We have...
  2. My untamed cockatiel masturbates on me?

    Training and Bonding
    So I've had my cockatiel Rocky for about a month now, and he's super aggressive. If I walk past his cage, he'll hiss and lunge towards me. If I stand by his cage and lift up my hand to say, scratch my face, he'll hiss and start banging his beak on the cage ;; He really obviously hates hands. If...
  3. Dechiphering body language pt1

    Training and Bonding
    Hello~ :lutino: I can tell for the most part what my tiel is trying to tell me through his body language. But, there's this one thing I just cannot dechipher, and nor have I seen it on the internet guides about bird behaviour; Cody, in his cage, goes to the side on his perch and grabs a bar...
  4. New family member

    Cockatiel Talk
    I rehomed a three year old male Cockatiel about few moths ago. he was a tamed bird 9the old owner told me so) and i have tried everything on bonding with him from feeding him treats he loves (crackers and sun flower seeds) which he takes from my hand i have even tying to speak to him and read to...
  5. 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...
  6. My Gizmo is a hard nut in taming.. :(

    Cockatiel Talk
    We have the bird since x-mass, we are trying to tame him but he does not let, when we open the cage he is hissing on us, but when I take him in hand he is calm, but he does not want to sit on finger or anything. :grey tiel: We where told in the shop that he is like 6-7 months old,is it possible...
  7. Bothered by something in the morning?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Maya is usually very sweet, (if not a little rambunctious) but sometimes - only in the morning - she seems bothered by something and starts wheeling around from side to side, fanning her tail and hissing. She 'bites' my finger (or whatever she's standing on) accompanied by an angry sound, though...
  8. Spread wings, hissing and nibbling?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Maya's been with me 4 weeks now (she's about 14 weeks old), and she's getting along great! There's one thing she does, however, that I don't understand. Sometimes when I take her out in the morning, she spreads her wings (sometimes flapping), and makes short hissy noises while nibbling my...
  9. Stepping Up :)

    Training and Bonding
    I just got a new cockatiel, he is 4 months old and he is not hand-tamed. he is used to people though because i taught him to step up onto my finger within 2-3 days. but he looks like he doesn't really want to come up to my finger, it's like he just steps up because i told him to. some times he...
  10. New cockatiel, aggressive

    Training and Bonding
    Hi ! I bought a cockatiel off people exactly a week ago and shes such a cute little bird! she is 10months old but the people who sold me the bird told me she was tormented by their cat.. and here we have a dog but hes really nice its not the problem.. the first times we got close to her cage or...
  11. He's still really fussy.

    Training and Bonding
    I've had my Harley for almost a year now, and I've been handling him most of that time. He steps up, eats from our hands, sits on our shoulders, and even flies to us sometimes. But most of the time, if a hand gets within a foot or two of him, he hisses and lunges at it, sometimes biting us. I...
  12. An Angry Bird

    Training and Bonding
    Hi everyone, I just joined this forum today, and I hope someone can help me with my bird. We have a male cockatiel named Smookey we have owned for about 8 years. While my memory of him when we first bought him is hazy, I do recall a more kind and friendly bird, one who would enjoy his head...
  13. Mom won't allow dad in nesting box

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hey everyone, just wanted to ask a quick question. So one of my females laid an egg 5 days ago which we figured to be a rarity and after candling this weekend, found it to be infertile. After reading on the forum, I came to believe that she would likely lay another egg in 24-48 hours, and when...
  14. in or out?

    Training and Bonding
    Hey guys iam very very new to the entire cockatiel world and i got rayito my 4 month old pearl from a local petshop the only human contact he recieved was the pet store owner going into the cage and swooping up his teamates with a net... now i have had him for 4 days and hes becoming more...
  15. Cage aggression issues?

    Cockatiel Talk
    So i got my pretty girl in the end of december and she has some cage aggression issues. She bites and runs away while in the cage or on her cage, but is a sweetheart most of the time out of her cage. I believe she was kept in her little cage for at least 2 years without coming out to play so...
  16. Cockatiel wants to chew on everything?

    Training and Bonding
    My cockatiel, Louie, has recently gotten into this phase of eating/chewing on everything in sight! He's about 8 years old. He keeps trying to eat our chairs and couches with cloth material on them. He gets angry if you try to stop him and hisses! When he's not chewing on the furniture or things...
  17. Hissing for Attention?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I think I have a weird bird... She's very friendly towards me, easily steps up and lets me pet her, gives me kisses, chatters and whistles when I enter the room, perks up and acts alert and happy when I talk and sing to her and there is plenty of interaction She has lived here three weeks now...
  18. Cocktiel sleeping time

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the world of cockatiels and just got my little baby, who is around 6-7 months. ( i have had him for 3 weeks) Okay so the problem is that during the day Alex ( my bird) will be fine and happy with no hissing at all. And then the second it's close to sleep time and I put...
  19. Mixed signals

    Training and Bonding
    My tiel does this weird thing when I go to scratch his chin he hisses like he's sick of me, but as I take away my hand he chirps and walks towards me with his head to one side like he wants me to scratch his chin! So why does he chase me away if he wants me to cuddle him? (geez I sound like I'm...
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