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Old 09-02-2018, 12:10 PM
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Re: Aggressive cockatiel taming advice

noodles123 thank you for your reply i believe it is a bit fearful still. He seems to understand that the water bottle i shake near his cage means shower time and he really does seem to like that he will come over to where im standing and starts bob up and down so i suppose hes slowly but surely learning that im gun and not a threat, ive also been holding a treat stick in my hand inside the cage but he is still very wary but he does seem to look interested but not approached it yet , when he does he will realise what a tasty honey fruit and nut treat hes been missing out on lol.
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:21 AM
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Re: Aggressive cockatiel taming advice

Lill, see my response here.

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Old 09-24-2018, 04:14 PM
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Re: Aggressive cockatiel taming advice

Hi there i just wanted to fill you guys in. So like i mentioned my tiel seemed pretty stressed there was alot of hissing and lunging with his beak, but i learnt that they were warning lunges and that he doesnt really want to bite. Anyway we still have a way to go BUT the hissing has stopped the lunging gone he approached when im near him and ive just managed to get him to trust me enough to walk onto my hand and alk up my arm so really big improvement from when i last posted , perseverance!!!! I couldnt even change his ood bowls but now .....[ATTACH]Aggressive cockatiel taming advice-screenshot_20180924-213533.jpg[/ATTACH]
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Old 09-24-2018, 04:50 PM
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Re: Aggressive cockatiel taming advice

Since you're a new bird owner, and one looking for general info, may I offer you a standard set of links and such which I usually give to new folks? You're getting great personalized input... here are just a few more basics. I'm so glad you're here.

Here we go...

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Most of us swear by our avian vets in the event of health concerns. I don't know where you are, but here are some links. I only have USA info...
Certified Avian Vets
https://abvp.com/animal-owners/find-an-abvp-specialist/
If none are near you...
Avian Veterinarians
http://www.aav.org/search/custom.asp?id=1803
In my opinion, any of the vets listed here should be better than a regular vet.

What's the diet? That's critical for health. Too many are kept on seeds or other poor-nutrition things. They need veggies, legumes, grains... pellets are a good staple. Here's what I use.
Harrison's Bird Foods
I feed Harrison's, supplemented by fresh healthy treats. My first, and later, my current avian vet recommended it. My bird loves the pellets now, but to get him converted, my avian vet suggested putting pellets out all day, and putting seeds (his old diet) out for two 15-minute periods a day. That would sustain him but leave him hungry enough to try new stuff. I presume the same technique could be used to get him to eat other healthy stuff, like fruits and vegetables! My guy was eating pellets in a couple of days, and now I can feed a good variety of other stuff, knowing he has the pellets as a basic. Pellets are out all day... fresh treats a few times a day. I also like Harrison's via mail because I never have to worry about out-of-date products.

Since you're new parront, I'll just drop a note about avoiding teflon pans, which are lethal to birds.
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