i recently got a new cockatiel today and he is a cute white bird with short headfeathers. i used to have a cockatiel named pebbles until he flew away last year but i bought pebbles already hand tame. this new cockatiel is too scared of me. i also bought a hand tame budgie to keep him company because 2 cockatiels would be really expensive. i played witht he budgie because he was hand tame and he seemed to calm down when he saw me witht he budgie but he is still really afraid. i heard i need to wait like 3 days for him to get used to his environment but im afraid he will be scared of me for a long time. he is missing a nail in one foot and some of his feathers are dirty/messed up (probably from the times he went crazy when i went near him. he did let me scritch him through the bars of the cage but even then he gets mad. i need to find a way to feed him and show him water because he dosent seem to do anything. he took a long time to get to his perch too. he looks young but i am not sure his head feathers are really short though sorry i cant provide any pictures because my phone wont allow my computer to recieve pictures.