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Thread: Think my tiel hates me now

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    Well, that is progress, if only a small amount! Time and patience are on your side!

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    He allowed me to touch the top of his head last night...

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    Awwww!!! Yaaaay!! That is awesome! He is trusting you now!!!

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    That was short lived. He must've only allowed me to do it because it was almost time for bed. I bought a large flight cage and now he won't come out. o.o;

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    . They love to test our patience! He must really love his new home!!!. He will be out soon!! I am sure!

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    Got him his own big cage. I didn't like how he kept getting knocked down to the bottom of the flight cage. Lost some brand new flight feathers that way. He still doesn't care for me much.

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    All birds have their own personality. I don't think you have done anything at all to cause him to be so independent. I think he will love his new cage. That just might mellow him out, and he will interact with you more.

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    He certainly does! He's not a fan of anyone, especially since my stupid brother manhandled him, despite my warnings that Dale bites and he bites hard. My brother has three new scars on his finger.

    Anyway, he prefers the company of the budgies. He'll start making noise and pacing back and forth in his cage if you roll theirs out of the room. Since he can't fly yet, he can't leave his cage. The skirt at the bottom and the multiple trays at the top leave him climbing around the outside in circles. Can't take him out of the cage because he freaks out whenever a foodless hand gets near.

    I just remembered that the guy at the store said they had to move him to a smaller cage away from foot traffic because he was getting stressed.

    Maybe I just have an antisocial bird?

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    When we do not know the entire history of a bird/cockatiel, there is always the possibility there could have been an event in his early life that helped to form a part of his personality. Sometimes the first hatched of the clutch gets all the attention for a few days, after the eggs start to hatch, and also, the first hatched gets more food as well. Usually the first hatched is a bigger bird as well. And being a male, which really is macho, to male cockatiels, they can have an attitude problem. He may grow our of it in time.

    I think it is funny and unique that the budgies are his best friends, because often times, cockatiels find budgies a nuisance, because they are very energetic birds, always busy, and sometimes they like to pick on the cockatiels fest.

    Getting him a cockatiel friend is a possibility, but quite honestly, he might be very dominant of the new bird, or, even be aggressive. It is impossible to know. Maybe a female would mellow him out!!
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