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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.
 

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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....
 

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My bird has a mirror inside his cage and he talks like a little human.
 

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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.
 

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My tiels don't have mirrors in their cages either, because they get possessive and defensive of them if i do put one in.
 

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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:
 

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:D Hi Jive!!!! you are such a pretty tiel....i hope your being a good tiel for your Mummy....Little Mikey and Angel say Hello!!! Pretty pretty pretty boy!! ;)

Oh and Mum to Mum....Glad I could help you make an informed decision....your right....aggression is no good at all....much nicer to have loving birdies ;)
 
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