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    Why canít I bond with my cockatiel

    I just got a new baby cockatiel 2 weeks ago along with my boyfriends 2 budgies. (Theyíre kept in the same cage) I was hand feeding my cockatiel but now he refuses to eat anything but seeds. He hiss at me and never lets me hold him. Is this normal or did I do something wrong?

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    Re: Why canít I bond with my cockatiel

    Hi, and welcome. It takes time for them to settle in and get used to you. Time and patience are on your side. Try sitting by the cage and talk softly to them. Play music on a CD player or radio for them. Also, they like watching the Disney Channel on TV.

    How old is your new baby cockatiel? And what were you handfeeding him, and how often? You have done nothing wrong with him. Each day he will get more secure and less afraid. Some days are better than others. Do not lose heart.
    Last edited by maxollie; 11-16-2018 at 03:32 PM.

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    Re: Why canít I bond with my cockatiel

    It may just be because you are new to him. For the feeding, however, try having only pellets in your hand, to try to get him to eat them.
    P.S: it worked for me
    Last edited by Mangolover; 11-16-2018 at 10:50 PM. Reason: I need to add something

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