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  1. My Tiel only talks to men.

    Training and Bonding
    I have my first tiel, we had him two weeks (he was pre-loved) so is semi tame, but still settling in, he's doing very well though so far. Something I have observed so far is that he only seems to talk to men, I have had a variety of people visit and when a man comes, bang he's off. But women...
  2. Resocializing

    Training and Bonding
    i have a cockatiel that is around 4-5 years old. at first he was very social and i could pet him, carry him on my shoulder and he would "step up" i am not proud of this, but my bird has not been socialized for a very long time. now, all he does when i get near the cage is hiss and bite.. but i...
  3. How to bond with Desiree? Please help me!

    Training and Bonding
    Hi! I'm new to cockatiel ownership and I got Desiree a couple weeks ago. For nine years she was kept in a small, rounded cage with two filthy perches, a swing for which the cage was too small, and a broken mirror as her only toy. At first I let her stay in her original cage but switched her...
  4. First time owner with untame bird

    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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