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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    My daughter's cat somehow ended up in my house.

    He's declawed but he's made it his personal goal in life to with my birds.

    And I can't get rid of him.

    So much for this year long exercise in vanity.

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    Whew! Watch the cat carefully. Even though it is declawed it can still kill birds. They can take one grab,put the bird in their mouth. And it is......bye, bye, birdie!

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    Dale somehow managed to get out of his cage while I was out of the house. Thankfully nothing happened till *after* I got home. The cat started slapping at my bird... So Dale bit the out of his paw. I'd never been more proud.

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    Yikes! Well, you came to Dale's rescue pronto! The thing is about cats is that they were created to be predators, regardless of how tame they may be, those predator instincts are always at work. I have seen videos of cats and birds playing together, and it does cause me concern, because they can pounce on a bird in a nano second. If it were me, I would keep the cat in a room away from your birds.

    Cats can also attack a cage! Maybe the cat scared Dale out of his cage!!:

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    Ope! Here's the thread! Couldn't find it. Dale and I still aren't friends. ��

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    Have you tried feeding him millet sprigs? All birds love millet. Maybe they might be a great for him and he will warm up to you! Try feeding the millet a few times a day!

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    Yup. Every day. For about 9 months now. I'm retired, live alone, and don't have real friends to speak of, so I'm around my pets almost 24 hours a day. He just prefers the company of the budgies. Hangs out on top of their flight cage. Doesn't show any interest in doing anything else. Maybe some cockatiels just never really get close to their owner?

    It doesn't help the ****ing cat is the jealous, needy type. He can't stand it when I pay attention to my birds. Drives him nuts. He has to get locked up in another room because he'll literally jump on my back and use it as a spring board to get to the top of the flight cage. Then he'll turn around and smack me in the face!!

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    I think he has adapted to the budgies and bonded with them, which is quite rare, because usually, cockatiels are not much into budgies. I think you are correct that Dale just is not into being with adults. You could consider getting another male. I would not recommend a female, because she will just bond with Dale, mate, lay eggs, and hatch eggs!!!

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    I've got a full blown flock. I've acquired more budgies lol... The flight cage held 10 and my impulse BPD self just HAD to fill it. Lol

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    So I put a topper on the flight cage to discourage him sitting on it. Now he clings to the front of their cage all day. I've accepted that he and I aren't going to bond. 11 birds and not a single one cares too much for me.

    The cat, I believe, will make sure it never happens. He's a very jealous, possessive thing. He absolutely cannot stand it if I'm paying attention to them.

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    Well, I do have to agree cats have a unique personality, quite honestly, the cat would like to eat your birds!!!!.

    It's one day at a time! Don't give up on Dale!! He just might do a 360 one of these days and surprise you!!!

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    He just landed on my knee.

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    Yaaaaay!!!! It is PROGRESS!!!

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    Re: Think my tiel hates me now

    That was short lived. Lmao

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    Awwww!! Rattts!!!!!

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