Ask Lafeber


November 3, 2022

Why does my bird not like me?

I got my cockatiel a couple months ago, but he still seems uncomfortable with me. He’ll get on my hand sometimes but then try to run away. He looks happy tho, he sings and eats well. I dont know why he doesnt like me.



Bird behavior has nothing to do with him liking you or not. It’s about trust. He just needs more time to get to know you and to trust you. Be kind to him, talk to him a lot and be patient and he will eventually start interacting more with you.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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