I'm new to the forum, but I have a couple of questions I would like to ask about my new cockatiel.
Earlier this week I purchased a cockatiel from a local breeder here in Kansas City. She's very sweet, doesn't bite or scream, however, I'm a little concerned with her movement inside her cage. I will put her on her comfy perch or her wooden perch and she will move around on the perch for a couple of hours, but never come off of it, not even to eat. I've had to tell her to "step up" onto my finger and I will move her to her food and water dish and then she will eat or drink. Also, she hasn't even played with the toys that are in the cage.
My question is, is she still getting adjusted to her new cage and is that why she won't move to different areas, play with toys, or eat unless I take her to her food or water? Or is she still too young to understand that her cage is HERS.
Any responses will help. I've had two cockatiels in the past, but they were always very active inside their cage, even when I initially brought them home, so that's why I'm concerned.
Thanks for any info!