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Hi! Cockatiels are prey animals so they will be skittish to start with. It will take a few weeks for them to warm up to you, depending on the individual birds. Start slow with them, spend time near the cage without touching them, talking to them, or interact naturally with other members of your household. To get them more used to your hands, place your hands on the side of the cage near them, slightly lower than the height of the bird, and talk a little. Leave the cage open when you’re in the room doing other things, and they will eventually start exploring themselves. They are very social animals so if you keep acting calm and non threatening, they will come over and say hello 🙂
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