Hey, we've got a 6 week old cockatiel we bought 3 days ago. We were told it can eat on its own but it doesn't eat unless we feed it seeds off our hands, and it doesn't drink water on it's own. I haven't hand feed a bird, I know it can hurt the bird so I don't feel comfortable doing it unless it's really necessary.. It does eat the seeds just not on it's own. The bird isn't crying, it just doesn't want to be in it's cage, it always wants to cuddle or be on some one. Is it fine for it to eat the seeds and pellets or does it still need formula at this age. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!