Adopting a bird…what should I know?
I have quite a few questions.
I’m planning on having my bird on my shoulder/with me most of the time. But that would mean me being downstairs where cleaning supplies are being used, and teflon pans are being used. Is there any possible way for that to work? Because I also heard that birds cages need to be around some action, and where theres movement, but I cant really do that.
Is it okay that there is no cover on the thermometer?
I cook a lot, can a bird be on my shoulder/with me if i have the oven on, or an electrical-powered hand mixer, or microwave on? How far away does the bird have to be from any of that sort of thing?
How far away do birds need to be from toxic fumes? Like, a few feet, it cant be directly aimed at them, or…??
Can a bird be on my shoulder when emptying freshly finished dishes from a steaming dishwasher/laundry machine?
When I find a breeder, ask them a LOT of questions. And also ask them if they have been human-raised and hand-fed, or if they’ve been raised by the parents.
Can I be sitting down in another room, close to the kitchen, while its being used and while Teflon pans are being used? Or is that too close for the bird to be around
If the cockatiel is screaming for attention, should I go over to them and try to calm them down with a treat or play time? Or will that encourage them to scream more? Or will it give them the idea that anytime they start screaming I will reward them?