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Does anyone here have a tiel with no personality? My tiel doesn't talk, he will whistle on occasion, he shrieks when I take him out of the cage...he will perch on top of the cage if I open the door. He doesn't particularly like scritches, but will tolerate them if he has pin feathers, otherwise, he just wants to be on my shoulder (but only cause it's the highest perch, not because he LIKES to be there, he would go to something higher in a heartbeat). He won't play on the play gym, but just stands there. He won't play with the toys in his cage, but will climb around the cage from time to time. I know he's not sick at this point, because he had actually gotten sick, has been on antibiotics, is all better now...that's just him. Is this a normal thing?
 

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Oh, I DO love him, lots! I know I sounded like I was complaining...I was just making sure he's normal! So I guess I shouldn't have said NO personality, but grumpy old man personality! Tee hee! I have another tiel and a green cheek, so he has friends...and he's the BOSS! The other tiel talks and whistles all day, saying "Silly bird, wolf whistle, silly bird," over and over...my green cheek will yell, "QUIT IT!" and back and forth they will go....
then Buddy will give one loud squawk, ruffle his feathers, and get back to his grumpy man pose...
and all is quiet!
It's actually very entertaining to watch.
When Buddy was sick, they would just go at each other, back and forth, and poor, sick Buddy, sat in his heated cage, with his blanket, looking all miserable. I knew when he was feeling better because he started taking charge again! =)
 
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