My two Cockatiels that are not hand raised.
by Jayme Lindsey
(Delaware, oh USA)
I recently bought two Cockatiels from a pet-store near where i live. They are beautiful birds but its been a month now and they are still are afraid of me. They don't fly around the cage in fear like they use to but I cant get them out of the cage and when i do its a chore getting them back in and one made me bleed. I have tried talking with them, sitting next to the cage with food in my head or treats and all the do is run away. I just don't know what to do. I don't wanna get rid of them because its not their fault really. But what can i do to get them to trust me enough to where i can just hold hold?