Well, I had to clean Homer's cage today, and he was out of pellets. So while I'm out I decide to buy him a new rope "comfy" perch, a really neat millet holder/dish with this cool seed guard to protect my floor from his millet shells, and a lovely little seed dish that looks like a shallow birds nest. So I fix the cage all up, and bring him over...he takes one look and freaks. He glides down under my kitchen table (it has 2 pedastal bases) and it takes me 20 minutes to get him out from under there. I didn't know cockatiels could run so fast. Of course it didn't help matters that I was almost hysterical laughing at him. So now he's locked in with the new "killer" things. I'll give him a bit. He's calmer now. If he doesn't adjust, I'll remove the perch.
Has anyone else had this problem?!?!?