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    Hissing?

    Do Budgies ever hiss? They squawk when angry, scared or mad but never heard one hiss. The reason I ask is because my sisters cockatiel has started to hiss at her. Is that his way of being angry, scared or mad?

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    Re: Hissing?

    I've had little contact with budgies so don't know whether they hiss or not. When a tiel hisses it's a sign of aggression, that it's scared and that it doesn't like what's approaching/nearby.

    Is it tame or a newly acquired bird?

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    Re: Hissing?

    Thanks for your question.

    I have never heard a budgie hiss, but yes tiels do hiss. My female hisses especially and then lunges her head as she was to bite.

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    Re: Hissing?

    He was just purchased last weekend. He is tame and he was hand fed and hand raised by a breeder. He is 6 months old and came from a cage of 5 other teils. Everything was fine my sister said over last weekend as everyone was home and he got lots of attention. Over the week everyone works or is at school for 8 hours. He started hissing at her when she got him out and biting hard. Now they don'y know if they should keep him as he needs more attention than they can give him. The breeder said she would take him back. We wanted to let our budgie play with him but now we don't think it is a good idea.
    Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm home all day with our bird until my daughter gets home so maybe a bird isn't right for my sister since her teil is used to another bird in the cage.

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    Re: Hissing?

    When they bought the bird they most likely spent a lot of time with it for those couple of days, more so than they would any other weekend.

    The bird's hardly had time to settle in or get used to the family routine, so taking it back shouldn't be an option at this time.

    As long as they spend time with the bird once they get home, show it affection and play with it then there's no problem with them being out of the house.

    The bird is used to getting attention pretty much all the time at the breeders so it will take a little time to adjust.

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    Re: Hissing?

    I agree, give it some time. Really, you cant have any idea of the birds personality in that little amount of time. it could be an angel,but right now is really scared. I would be if i was taken away from my mommy and all my friends and put in a strange place with strange people and no one who speaks my language! :b

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