Question category: Taming / training

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Time and Love

Hey. I’ve been considering getting a bird for about a year now. The local pet shop in my area offers cockatiels, conures, and parakeets. I am not getting a conure, but I was wondering if I should get a parakeet or cockatiel. I go to school (6:40-4:20) and was wondering if I should get a […]

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New pet

How long does it normally take for a new cocketeil to acclimate to its new cage /home? How long should it be out of its cage per day?

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Scared Parakeet

We got a 8 week old parakeet a few weeks ago and she still seems scared/ uncertain of us. She freaks out when I change her food and she doesn’t move around the cage a lot when we’re around. Sometimes she even hides her head under her food bowl. But other times she chirps, sings, […]

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What do I do?

When I go near my bird or put my hand in its cage it flaps about and flies away when I go near it

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African Grey taming

Good morning I have had a gray for about 3 years now. I acquired her( found out through exam) from a neighbor that had her in a large cage in the back yard. Her original owner died and she has been passed around. I had to get a smaller cage with a playpen so I […]

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bird trust

How long does it take for parakeets to trust and be afraid of you, how can I make the birds trust me?

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Aggressive Cockatiel

I have a Male cockatiel, I’ve had him for a few years and have never gotten him to bond with me. I got him when he was a few years old and can tell he was most likely abused. Both of his feet have been cut off (from before I adopted him) and he’s very […]

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Bonding with your cockatiel

I got my cockatiel 5-6 months ago, she (I think) was 15 weeks when I got her (or so they told me). They also told me she was handfed and friendly. She now will perch and get on my shoulder though she pecks at ears sometimes. And most of the time she doesn’t seem to […]

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getting a bird

I’m interested in getting a cockatiel but was wondering if I should look at getting a pair. I work 8 hours a day but otherwise have no other commitments and I don’t want my bird to become lonely. Also, would a male or female be better? Thanks in advance!

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How many parakeets…?

I have recently started a charity that will focus on raising and training small birds like cockatiels and parakeets as companion pets for people suffering from depression and PTSD. My question is: I know that if I cage birds together they will be a lot less likely to be trained however if they are in […]

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How to tame

I bought a cockatiel in June 2018 from a pet store. He doesn’t let me pet him. When I go to stroke his back, he runs or starts “yelling” at me. Maybe someone grabbed him too tightly at the store. I don’t know. Do you have any suggestions? He is a good talker and so […]

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parakeets

I just got 2 baby parakeets about a month and a half ago. I keep their cage door open all day so they can come and go as they please. But I was wondering if I am doing the right thing by not going up to them when they are out( I want them to […]

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Bird nipping

New young A grey that nips my neck and ears while on shoulder. Ouch!!!! Is this normal. Is this just curiosity or a problem starting. I sternly say no he stops but continues again

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bonding

How long does it take for 2 parakeets to bond with me (owner)?

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Two cockatiels

I’m going to handrear two baby cockatiels. I want to handrear them separately and keep them in separate cages when they are older… I really want each cockatiel to choose me over each other and interact from time to time without forming a closer bond than with me. Can they be kept in the same […]

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Petting birds

Hi I am a veterinarian for a facility that houses 2 cockatoos and 1 macaw These birds are used for public education ,they do perform My question concerns the birds behavior during trainer grooming sessions The birds are regularly touched and groomed through out the day They enjoy it, but is it something that could […]

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Looking for African gray breeder

I’m looking for an African gray baby preferably the Congo and Maryland DC Virginia Pennsylvania area. Do you know of a good reputable breeder for these beautiful birds thank you

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My new /old bird ” I’m leaving on a jet Plane “

Please help educate me. My Best friend died. And willed me her African gray parrot. What is the best way to get him used to me …and I him. As he used to bite her husband. What can I do to build a good relationship . I know nothing about birds. Thank you ( He […]

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