by Victor
(Pembroke Pines, FL. )

I bought a cockatiel 2weeks ago, when I get close to the cage she moves to another perch or runs to the back of the cage and does not want to be handled. I’ve had 3 other birds before I got her and they were a lot more sociable.

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Jul 16, 2018
Scared bird
by: Cheryl

When I got my cockatiel it was very scared of me. I would pull up a chair in front of his cage 2-3 times a day and just quietly talk to him. When he was comfortable with this I progressed to just having the door open with my hand inside. In time I then put my hand in closer and then added thistle, He couldn’t resist the thistle and in time can to sit on thethistle and eat it and then sit on my hand to eat. For him it was a matter of building trust. He became a great pet with patience and time.

Apr 03, 2018
by: Anonymous

You might find that your bird is just scared, even though you are experienced with other birds and handling them, it doesn't mean all birds are the same, they have their own little personalities too.
for instance, I bought a 9 week old AVAIRY BRED cockatiel 3 days ago, normally your not allowed to touch them, they need to be covered etc..
After an hour of having her, she was happy sitting on my hand and letting me stroke her.
just after 3 days, shes showing more and more affection.
All birds are different, you just need time and patience, I guess I was lucky that Kiwi picked me because, I am not patient at all.

Mar 15, 2018
unsociable cockatiel
by: Tracie

This bird may have had different experiences than your other birds. Give it time, spend time next to the cage reading or sweetly talking to it. Offer treats through the bars for it to come to get, not saying to shove it in where the bird is already sitting.

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