My cockatiel was bought 8 months ago but I still cannot tame it. Any tips or anything? Is letting it out of the cage a good idea? I do that but it will fly to somewhere very high up. Whenever I just go close, he will hiss non stop.
I find that clipping the wings is an excellent bonding process. I tried it with my wild female when I first got her. She would constantly draw blood and didn't even know how to step up. After working with her, she will sometimes let me rub her head, and she steps up and the best part is she doesn't draw blood anymore. Now, her wings are fully grown back, and she still loves me.