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September 13, 2022

Cockatiel taming

Hello I have two pair of cockatiel and I think their one and half years old because I bought that from pet shop however much I tried I couldn’t get thier trust, so can i hand tame my sweet feather companion


Hi Anuga,

Cockatiels are very hard to tame unless they are hand fed. And when you have birds that share a cage, it is almost impossible to tame them. When they are a male/female pair, they are only going to want to be with each other and not have any interest in people. If you want a tame bird, it is best to get a young, hand fed bird and do not get another bird to be in the same cage. You need to just have the one bird in a cage to keep him tame.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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