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  1. New Mom here - need advice

    Training and Bonding
    So, I am a new bird owner and just got an eight week old cockatiel yesterday. We named him Marnie. He was parent raised, so he’s not used to human. If we sit next to the cage, he’s fine. But I tried to give him some spray millet and he took a couple nibbles but then starts to freak out. So, I...
  2. unable to be friends with my cockatiel even after 6 months

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi, I bought an untamed 1 or 2 year old male cockatiel in March 2019. At first he used to scream a lot whenever he used to see birds outside our large window in the living room, but this got better gradually. After about a month when he got settled in his cage, and screams were very less, I...
  3. Parent Raised 5 Month old Male Cockatiel, not bonding help??

    Training and Bonding
    So about two months ago I rescued a male parent raised cockatiel. I followed the advice of leaving your hand in the cage so they get used to it, then use me some millet to get him to eat it from me and I even could get him to eat it while on my hand. However he now knows this is how I get him...
  4. Worried my cockatiels won't be as tame after I return from holidays

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey guys, I'm going on a holiday for a month in June and my two cockatiels will be staying with my partners parents. They both have big cages to themselves, lots of toys, love to chat to each other but don't like sharing. but what I'm mostly worried my most tame tiel will not be as tame when...
  5. Tame Bird Still Bites

    Training and Bonding
    Hello! I have a male cockatiel who is about a year old now. I have heard about, read about, and seen lots of cockatiels who are very loving - they ALWAYS want to come out, they NEVER bite, and their owner can handle them however they want. My bird (his name is Chippy) is hand-tamed and when he...
  6. Bonding

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi fellow Tiel lovers, Just need some advise on how to overcome my Tiel, Tango, from being scared of me. He is not hand tamed and at least now he does not bite me. He steps up, reluctantly and even then I have to chase him now and then. He stays on my finger as long as he does not see the...
  7. 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...