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  1. Doesn't tolerate hand after five months of clicker training

    Training and Bonding
    Training to step up. I put finger flat on chair arm and target to approach. I use clicker and the drumstick that former keeper gave me. He wasn't "trained" with that keeper but he just wanted her! I have never held him. If he touches my finger he squeaks and jumps back. Lowers his head for...
  2. How do I teach my tiel to come out of cage on command?

    Training and Bonding
    I've had my girl for about a month now (she's 4 months old), and we're getting along pretty well; she likes to climb on my shoulder and go around the house with me, but isn't fond of pets/scritches yet. We are still working on the "step up command," and I recently got her some treats to help...
  3. Life on the 'Tiels terms?

    Training and Bonding
    Hi guys and gals. Need some advice. We've had Pip since August (he's about 5 months) and I've done a lot of work with him. A lot. But I've never had a bird before so I'm still learning. But I'm getting close to being a little frustrated with him and don't want to get to that point. Biggest...
  4. Training Frustrations

    Training and Bonding
    Hello All, I recently adopted 2 tiels from a local avian rescue. I brought them home on Sunday morning and let them settle in all day long. Later on that evening I offed them some millet through the bars of the cage and both of them eagerly came running for it. They were completely fine with my...
  5. New Cockatiel's Behavior??

    Training and Bonding
    I have just gotten a 5-year old cockatiel who has had 3 previous homes that I know of and one was an abusive home where they would grab him and things like that. He is afraid of skin not just hands, but, but when I bring out a pair of dark gloves he gets very excited dancing back and forth and...