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  1. 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. 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...
  3. Training and Bonding
    I got my tiels some flight suits so I can eventually take them places, and so they can have play time that is cleaner on occasion. They have seen them and worn them but I don't put them on them daily. My little boy, who is about 8 months old, has been more aggressive lately. My husband thinks...
  4. Training and Bonding
    Hello, what tricks can your bird perform, is there something she says or whistles or does that you think is just adorable? My little Cody can wave, spin endlessly, and shake my finger. What about yours? :)
  5. Training and Bonding
    HEY ALL! This method probably isn't NEW but i found it THE most effective way to train your bird to sit on your finger!. OK so you will need two sticks.(like something they give you when you first buy your cage) and a wing clipped cockatiel! if your cockatiel isn't wing clipped or your not...
  6. Training and Bonding
    I got Chuckie in December of 2007 when he was about 3 months old. He is parent raised, so he's not very comfortable around people. I started to finger train him after a few weeks and I'd let him fly around my house (and now at my apartment), but when I had to leave home for college in 2009 (I...
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