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  1. Training and Bonding
    hello everyone, i've had my cockatiel for around 3 months now but he's only been out from his cage a couple of times because he gets scared and crashes in the walls and i have to catch him with a towel to put him back. when he's inside the cage he eats treats from my hand and even steps up but...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
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