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  1. Hand reared vs parent reared?

    Cockatiel Talk
    I think I put this in the wrong category so reposting here. I'm looking to buy a cockatiel and not sure whether the hand reared ones are worth the price? There's a guy who has some hand reared and is asking for £120, other babies in my area are usually £25-£30 so its a huge difference in price...
  2. Hand reared vs parent reared?

    Training and Bonding
    Not sure if this is in the right category but I'm looking to buy a cockatiel and not sure whether the hand reared ones are worth the price? There's a guy who has some hand reared and is asking for £120, other babies in my area are usually £25-£30 so its a huge difference in price. I've only kept...
  3. Willow - three weeks in

    Training and Bonding
    Hello, I just want to say it's really useful reading everyone's experiences of taming and bonding with their birds. Willow has been with us for three weeks now, he was 10 weeks old when we got him, he was parent-reared so not really used to people, hands etc. I've been working with him to...
  4. Taming a shy cockatiel and training problems

    Training and Bonding
    Hello everyone! I hope you're having a great time! I have two cockatiels (I'm new at owning cockatiels); Dhalia, an 8-month female and Dio a 4-month male. I'm having issues with both of them. First, Dhalia: I purchase her a few weeks ago, ever since I saw her in the store she seemed to be very...
  5. Taming an adopted cockatiel

    Training and Bonding
    Hello! :wf pied: Just over a week ago we brought home a very sweet 9 year old cockatiel from a local parrot sanctuary. His story is that he had an owner and he was fully hand tamed, but then when her husband got cancer, she ran out of time to continue working with him, so his progress with...
  6. 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...
  7. Advice??? Adding a tamed cockatiel to an untamed flock

    Cockatiel Talk
    I have 2 untamed cockatiels I adopted a little over a month ago. They were hand-fed, but not much attention was paid to them after that. It's been a slow process and I can tell some progress, but I was wondering how adding a 3rd, younger, very tame cockatiel to the mix would affect things? The...
  8. Trying to tame cockatiel. Should I clip her wings?

    Training and Bonding
    Hiya, I'm very new here. I got my cockatiel, Kiki, three weeks ago now. I know that taming/training a cockatiel takes A LOT of time, but she doesn't seem to be warming to me at all. She seems comfortable in every other aspect apart from when I try to hand feed her. If I get her out of the cage...
  9. Taming, training and lifestyle issues :(

    Training and Bonding
    I am very stuck at the minute; I have these 2 beautiful cockatiels, 1 male, 1 female - i got them on the very same day, as well as a nice cage for them, a toy, bowls etc - and they have settled in fairly well. They were above my headheight at first but i moved them to a more accessable location...
  10. Taming a trio of parent reared babies

    Introductions
    I'm after some advice. I've brought in 3/4 of this years parent reared aviary cockatiels. They are now 5 months old. I'm hoping to tame them a little as they are for sale and I believe this will help them find new homes. They have only been handled in the past when I was checking them in the...
  11. 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...
  12. My Gizmo is a hard nut in taming.. :(

    Cockatiel Talk
    We have the bird since x-mass, we are trying to tame him but he does not let, when we open the cage he is hissing on us, but when I take him in hand he is calm, but he does not want to sit on finger or anything. :grey tiel: We where told in the shop that he is like 6-7 months old,is it possible...
  13. Three questions about babies

    Your Cockatiels Health
    I am not sure which section would be the correct one to post these three questions, if this isn't the right one I apologise and please move it. I have these four babies who are now between 19 and 26 days old. They seem all pretty normal to me, but what do I know? The oldest baby tried to get...
  14. young Cockatiel hissing ?!

    Training and Bonding
    hello , we have had our cockatiel for 2 days , it was pulled from its nest at 6 weeks at the breeders house and we think it's between 14 - 17 weeks old . at 6 weeks I don't think the breeder would have to hand wean the bird so I don't think it's the tamest of birds , he/she will step up from a...
  15. 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...
  16. They aren't scared, now what?

    Training and Bonding
    Hey guys! I'm super new to this community and how threads work and what not, so I apologize in advance if a similar question was asked and I just haven't spotted it. So I've had my two tiels, Rocco and Pacco, since Christmas, and I've had trouble taming them. If I try and take one away to...
  17. Help with identifying new tiel

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hey everyone, long time since I posted here. After my parents visited me and Ludwig, they got a tiel of their own! Could anyone help me (and my parents) with his/her mutation? The photo is a bit dark, and doesn't show the little specks of white on the back of his/her head, the small yellow...
  18. Best foods for hand taming

    Training and Bonding
    Hi All We currently have Nyx (she's been with us 6 days now and is around 5 months old). She's not hand tame, but she's not really scared of us or hands, she just really doesn't like them and wants to bite them a lot! However, she will step on our hands completely fine occasionally. We want to...
  19. New cockatiel

    Training and Bonding
    We've just bought our new cockatiel Nyx home. She is around 5 months old and wasn't hand reared, however she has been handled. So far today, she's sat on both our heads, shoulders and hands (for a short amount of time) and has taken seeds from both us through her cage bars. We're now wondering...
  20. Help taming my cockatiel!!

    Training and Bonding
    Hi everyone! So 3 years ago I got my cockatiel from a pet store. In there they had a hand raised cockatiel and a cage with some aviary bred ones. The hand raised cockatiel cost around 5 times as much as the aviary bred ones so I figured that I could work and tame my new pet. I tried for about a...
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