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  1. Where to go from here?

    Training and Bonding
    Hey all, I got rescued a cockatiel from a neglectful family about a month ago, and have started to try and tame her! She's gone a long way, and will usually step up for millet! I'm really proud of how far she's come, and how brave she's been, but we've sorta hit a brick wall! She only trusts me...
  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. Taming Two Cockatiel Mates

    Training and Bonding
    Hi there, first time poster desperate for some advice. Like most people I didn't do enough research before getting my birds. Me and my boyfriend really wanted a cockatiel, since his grand mother had one that was very friendly, we spend months waiting for someone to sell them as we had no pet...
  4. Scared cockatiel

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, i have adult male cockatiel, he is with me 8 months :) I got him from some guy who was mistreating him, he is not socialized, and he is scared of hands. So far with taming i got him to eat from my hand. He is exploring around cage, coming close to me and that is it. Next step should be to...
  5. Spontaneously ditching her tail feathers.

    Cockatiel Talk
    Well buttercup has gotten scared twice today and lost tail feathers. Both times she was flying and didn't know where to land and it scared the crap out of her. She's on recently started flying but until today it's never freaked her out to do so. After her first fly around she eventually crash...
  6. New...and terrified!

    Introductions
    Hi everyone! After a lot of research, planning and preparation, I just got my very first cockatiel! He/she is a newly weaned hand reared baby sitting in the cage across from me. Is it bad that I'm utterly terrified?! I did get him out in an attempt to bathe him and it was really scary...
  7. Young Cockatiel Problems

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, I have a year old cockatiel, lutino/yellow pied mutation :yellow pied: ! His name is Rokko, but everyone calls him birdie... lol. I was wondering if I could get some advice/tips on training. I had to leave the bird with the family due to sudden changes to living rules at the place I was...
  8. New Tiel--Scared!!!

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, I have a new baby girl, a three-month old cinnamon tiel named Miranda. Her owners allowed Miranda's parents to feed her, so she is not hand-fed. She lived with six other tiels, including her parents and her brother. I brought her home six days ago, and she is still scared. In fact, she...
  9. Overgrown bill? *Picture included*

    Your Cockatiels Health
    This is Molly, one of the other cl cockatiels. When I got her, she had a chew perch (picture included) that was down to the metal core. Being that the metal was ribbed/edged, I was worried about her feet, so I replaced it with a cuttlebone. But I don't know if she's using it (few small chips...
  10. New tiel in town, crashing into walls ??

    Training and Bonding
    Sooo... I just bought a 4 month old cockatiel, he is not hand-tamed. After 3-4 days he is already used to stepping up onto my hand and eating from it (fast learner :p) so i thought it was the perfect time to take him out of his cage into a small room - because that was what i did with my...
  11. 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...
  12. Help: Is my bird scared of me, or bonding with me?

    Training and Bonding
    Hello all, I am pet-sitting a cockatiel while its owner is overseas. I'm trying to do my best by this little guy, but this is the first bird I've ever cared for and there's a lot I don't know. I'm hoping you guys can help me understand one of his stranger behaviors. Summary: I made a movie of...
  13. My bird keeps flying away from me when I try to get her on my finger!! HELP

    Training and Bonding
    My tiel, Cali, and I are extremely close... Back in the end of January, I moved out of my parent's house (where my bird is) to an apartment with my boyfriend and I couldn't bring her because they don't allow pets :( BUT, I would visit and she would be fine, nuzzling me, loving me, coming to...
  14. Foundling remains scared

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hello friends, This is a new board for me though we've had cockatiels and budgies for many years. I see a nice group of people here with good advice. I hope you can offer us some suggestions. On September 1 our daughter found a cockatiel under a truck in her office parking lot. Attempts were...
  15. New Tiel owner, help?

    Training and Bonding
    I got a tiel spontaneously without thinking of doing more research on it, now I have a bird that the store personnel hadn't spent much time with, and it screeches and bites when I try to take it out of the cage, not sure how to overcome this obstacle. Any help on this would be greatly...
  16. Two little birds....BIG attitude problem

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, I am new to the site ( I will post an introduction thread soon). I have recently come to be the mother of two Lovely Cockatiels. :D I have had them for a whole week now. I have owned Parakeets in the past and I had an older Cockatiel when I was younger. I find myself in need of some...
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