I adopted a cockatiel from a friend about a week ago. She is about 10 years old. I have TWO questions.
First, she won't do anything. She'll get on my hand and shoulder, but she won't play or do much but sit in her cage, on top of it or anyplace I put her, but she won't play. Does she just need time adjusting for a while? Her previous owner did not take her out of her cage or interact with her at all. Is there a way I can teach her to play? I had parakeets before and they played as soon as you put a new toy near them....so I'm not sure about cockatiel behavior.
Also, I would like to change her to a pellet diet. She leaves LOTS of seeds....like the big ones...in her dish and I don't think she is getting enough nutrition. What is the best way to make the transition? Thank you.