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Just got my new tiels :D, a boy and a girl, first night went okay, they were a bit nervous, but are now settling down, eating etc, they both are a bit scared of me, but i guess this is expected, the girl usually hisses, when i get a little close, the boy does not, but still nervous. The boy is very loud lol. Just wanted some advice as to how to go about gaining their trust, what sort of things i should do to settle them down in their new home

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Aww, congrats on your new additions! What are their colours? As for settling in, I would just leave them for 2-3 days with no physical contact, especially as you say there are a little nervous. This does not by any means you cannot talk to your new tiels. Please do talk to your birds! Talk to them, sing to them, tell them how beautiful they are. :D But I wouldn't advise letting them out of the cage until they are used to their surroundings. After the 2 or 3 days are up, maybe start feeding them millet from your hands .Slowly but surely your baby's should learn to trust you.
 

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Hey Roise, thanks, the male is a normal grey and the girl is a lutino. I will take your advice and leave them be for a few days, but i will try and sing to them! lol, they seem to be doing okay so far, so i am happy.
 

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Hi Karan welcome to the forum congrats on your new tiels, I have to disagree I would not leave them in there cage for 2-3 days without contact I would start working with them right away I know there scared but thats normal they are getting use to a new home most of us that brought our tiels home started working with them right away all of my tiels got to know me before I let them see there cage, the first thing I did when I brought them home was let them roam around and explore and get use to the new home and then after a long while I introduced them to there cage and don't worry about the hissing from the female thats normal typical female behaviour there bark is worse then there bite...lol How old are your new tiels? did you get them from a breeder?
 

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Hi, Laura, thank you!, they are around 1- 1-1/2 years old, they come from a family friend who has a pet shop. They currently in a temp cage, and the main cage is due to come any day now, shall i let them into the new cage after a while ? or straight away? thanks a million
 

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The reason I said to leave them was because they are not hand reared, like yours. They sound quite nervous and handling them straight away is going to make them more scared. Leaving them for a couple of days will enable them to get used to their new surroundings. I mean, I handled WIllow straight away, but he was hand reared. Karen's new tiels are not. Sorry, I should have said that before.I guess there's not right or wrong way, just your own personal preference. :):)
 

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I know what your saying Rosie but it works with Tiels that are not hand reared as well actually she never did say if they were hand reared but I am guessing because they are a year old they were someone's pets and probably use to handling anyways, all tiels are nervous when they come home and reared or not but I still think they should be handled right away leaving them for 2-3 days just makes them more afraid of humans and gets them to use to there cage I find its harder to get them out, I am not saying she has to reach in and grab them...lol but just putting them in a cage and leaving them alone is not good for them either my Georgie was hand reared and she did not want to step up for me what so ever she would hiss and try and bite and frankly I was a little scared when I first got her but I put that a side and made her step up hissing and all :p I did not leave her because I figured it would only make her worse.
Karen when you get there new cage I would let them out and maybe put them on top of it and let them explore it that way with the door open before you put them in and close it ;)
 

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Good point. Like I said, there's no right or wrong way to it. :)
 

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Earl was not handreared, and we just left him in his cage for 1 day, then he escaped and was flying like a maniac, we eventually caught him in a towel! :) But after that day, we just put our hand in the cage, with millet on it some days :p He did eat off it in the end, and now he is very tame, and loves a tickle aswell! :D
 
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