Help Agressive Cockatiel
by Megan Wright
I rescued a male cockatiel that had fainted in my backyard on a really hot day about 5 months ago. We took him to the vet and he was fine and i decided i'd like to try to tame him. I already have a tamed cockatiel so i didn't think it'd be so hard. I've been waiting for him to get used to me and the family before taking him out but he hasn't at all he runs away whenever we go close to the cage.
I started reading some pages by someone called The Bird Lady that said i should try and stick train him first but that only if i really couldn't get him out of the cage i should use a towel which i thought was wrong but anyway. So i've had him out a couple of times and he is ok getting up onto the stick if i put it in front of him but the bird lady says to put my finger there instead of the stick after a couple of times and everytime i try this he takes chunks out of my fingers.
Now the bird lady says to just move into the bite no matter how much it hurts but i don't want to end up with shredded fingers all the time. I wanted to know if i should keep trying or just give up and settle with the fact that he will never be tame and loving like my other bird