I have been told that if I place a mirror in Jive's cage, there will be less of a chance of teaching Jive to talk. I have a mirror but if this is true I will not be putting it in the cage as I would love to get Jive to talk.
I've heard that as well...not sure how true it is......but I've found that a mirror made Angel aggressive and protective of it and his cage...attacking anyone who came near...I don't think cockatiels really need a mirror...there are better choices of toys in my humble opinion...just a little extra to think about...maybe someone else will be able to tell you about the talking thing...I believe they don't feel the need to talk like us as they have a "bird" with them....thats the story anyway....
Spike does not have a mirror in his cage. The breeder I got him from says they do promote aggressive behaviour. I had to take his mirror off of his playstand aswell, since he was being aggressive when it was on the playstand. He does get to look in a mirror as a treat outside of the cage.
Thanks guys, :thumbu:
from what you have all told me i will not be placing the mirror in Jive's cage. Jive is such a sweet little bird and the last thing i want is for Jive to get aggressive or possessive.
Thanks all. By the way Jive is now awake and says "Hi".:tiel5: