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Looking for some advise. I’ve been in contact with someone who has hand tamed Tiels as I’m preparing for a second bird to give my Donald some company when I’m out and to hopefully bring some more noise to my flat as Donald is a very quiet Tiel ( maybe the odd squeal when I leave the room for too long). Daisy who I lost was very vocal and I have to admit I miss it as annoying as it was sometimes but a nice annoying if that makes sense.
anyway, the one I’m looking at it a male and is 6 months old. I’m concerned that he won’t take to me as he may possibly be bonded to his current owner
Would it be feasible to bond with him or should I wait for a younger one
 

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I find that the younger the bird, the easier it is to bond with them. If you are determined and have lots of time though, I say you try for the 6 month old male. I breed cockatiels and I find that when they stay with me longer, they will attach to me.
 

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I find that the younger the bird, the easier it is to bond with them. If you are determined and have lots of time though, I say you try for the 6 month old male. I breed cockatiels and I find that when they stay with me longer, they will attach to me.
This is my concern. I’ve seen a video and the owner is petting them and they seem content with that, but as you say the younger is easier to bond with. There’s a high chance they’re bonded to him even if he doesn’t know it. End of the day he’s their handler.
Time wise I’m working 10 hours a day weekdays but they get me all evening and most weekends. It’s nowhere near where I would like but I have no other alternative, other than sending away Donald.
 

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All done
I’ve been in contact with another breeder who has hand tamed females, only 8 weeks old. Asked to reserve one for pick up next week.
my only concern now going forward is the future possibility of babies. But we will cross that bridge when/if it comes.
 

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I'm glad you were able to decide what was best for you. Do you know whether the cockatiel you're planning on getting is male or female? If your other cockatiel is a male, then you wouldn't have to worry about babies and you'd have (hopefully) more noise in your house if you get a male. I have two males, and they are very vocal!!! 😆. They can't talk, but they do love to sing and whistle! If you happen to get a male cockatiel, he might just get the other one singing as well. 😊
 

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I'm glad you were able to decide what was best for you. Do you know whether the cockatiel you're planning on getting is male or female? If your other cockatiel is a male, then you wouldn't have to worry about babies and you'd have (hopefully) more noise in your house if you get a male. I have two males, and they are very vocal!!! 😆. They can't talk, but they do love to sing and whistle! If you happen to get a male cockatiel, he might just get the other one singing as well. 😊
The breeder hasn’t got back to me yet. But they are all female Tiel he’s got. So yes there will be a risk of future babies. I’m hoping that a second Tiel might give me a bit more noise. My little Daisy, who I lost was very vocal which was unusual. Donald would just perch somewhere quiet, whilst she’d scream a little whistle in his ear.
 
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