Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > ParrotForums.com > New Members Welcome

New Members Welcome Post here to introduce yourself! Tell us a bit about your bird(s), hobbies, setup, etc! Parrot Owners Introduction

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2018, 12:50 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2018
Thanks: 2
Thanked 13 Times in 3 Posts
simigirl is on a distinguished road
Hi new member

Sponsored Links
Hello everyone.
I've just bought a young gray cockatiel 9 wks old not hand reared last week.
I've looked online on how best to hand tame him but there's to many videos etc which show you how to get them to step up and I'm no where near that yet lol.
I've been sitting close to his (I hope ) cage chatting he got passed the hissing at me every time and started shouting for me when I left the room then he had his wings clipped ( as I'm unable to catch him as I'm disabled hoping I won't have to do it again).which had him hissing again so starting from beginning ,I've noticed he hisses more if I take my glasses off lol.
I don't want to stress him out anymore .
Any advice on how I can get him to stop going mad when I put hand into cage ,Or would be welcome as I don't want to push him or get bitten lol.
Thanks

Last edited by simigirl; 11-09-2018 at 12:52 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to simigirl For This Useful Post:
EllenD (11-10-2018), Flboy Supporting Member (11-10-2018), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (11-09-2018), Scott  (11-09-2018)
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2018, 01:02 PM
dhraiden's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Green Cheek Conure (Mochi) Gold Capped Conure (Mango)
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Queens NY
Thanks: 531
Thanked 566 Times in 275 Posts
dhraiden is on a distinguished road
Re: Hi new member

Welcome Simigirl!


Give it time, and take it slow. Spend time with your new friend, but do not "intrude" on his personal space overly much. If it is possible for you, sit nearby with his cage door open, and allow the bird to come out on its own. Try to ensure the room is comfortable, well-lit, and that there are no sources of loud, sudden noises or other "stressors" that could cause him alarm.



Then it is just a matter of waiting patiently for the cockatiel to want to explore, and you showing it that you are nearby, not a threat, but a source of stimulation and good things it wants - like treats, for instance.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to dhraiden For This Useful Post:
EllenD (11-10-2018), Flboy Supporting Member (11-10-2018), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (11-09-2018), Scott  (11-09-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (11-09-2018)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2018, 01:04 PM
Laurasea's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Ta-dah 5yr (F )Turquoise cinnamon GCC, Neptune (M) blue quaker, Penny (F )rescue green quaker, Cloudy and Clear(M's) parakeets, Burt The Bird (F) GCC of 17 wonderful years passed 2018
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Florida
Thanks: 8,999
Thanked 6,495 Times in 2,260 Posts
Laurasea is on a distinguished road
Re: Hi new member

Hi welcome! It takes time, sounds like you are off to the right start. There are tips on bonding thread. Sometimes letting them out and letting them climb on top of the cage and working with them like that can help. I don't know your experience level, so we always mentione that Teflon coating on pots and pans is deadly to birds, I only use stained steel and cast iron for cooking. Many cleaning products are also deadly. I hope you will or are offering lots of fresh veggies, just never Avacado or onion. Welcome others will have good bonding ideas, I have been lucky I guess mine all jumped right onto me...
__________________
May your joy be as deep as the ocean, and your sorrows as light as the foam.
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Laurasea For This Useful Post:
EllenD (11-10-2018), Flboy Supporting Member (11-10-2018), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (11-09-2018), Scott  (11-09-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (11-09-2018)
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2018, 01:25 PM
Senior Member
Parrots:
Sunny a female B&G macaw; Japie (m) & Appie (f), both are congo african grey; All are rescues- had to leave their previous homes for 'reasons', are still in contact with them :)
Join Date: May 2018
Location: NL= the Netherlands, Europe
Thanks: 4,202
Thanked 7,570 Times in 2,706 Posts
ChristaNL is on a distinguished road
Re: Hi new member

Hi simigirl,

sounds you did your homework and doing great getting to know each other.

LOL, mine go crazy about my glasses too!
First they steal them, and then freak out about my 'naked' face ...

You have read al the usefull sticky's?

Tips for Bonding and Building Trust

Bond forming

this is a great one for parrots that are a bit scared of hands:
Clicker & Target Training


Take your time, you have many, many years together.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to ChristaNL For This Useful Post:
Flboy Supporting Member (11-10-2018), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (11-09-2018), Laurasea Supporting Member (11-09-2018), Scott  (11-09-2018), simigirl (11-09-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (11-09-2018)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2018, 03:49 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2018
Thanks: 2
Thanked 13 Times in 3 Posts
simigirl is on a distinguished road
thank you

Forgive me if I've put this in wrong place.
Thank you all so much I knew i was doing right by not pushing him I don't care how long it takes he will come to me if and when he's ready.
I had a budgie and tiel years ago both talked very well and were very tame lol I remember my father making me sit on his knee with my hand full of seed in my budgies cage telling me not to move and to talk softly and then sitting with door closed talking to him so that's what I've been doing taking things at gino's place .things seem or seemed to have changed quite a lot from the videos and post online which didn't sound /feel right to me which is why I came here I'm so glad I did.
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to simigirl For This Useful Post:
EllenD (11-10-2018), Flboy Supporting Member (11-10-2018), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (11-09-2018), noodles123 (11-10-2018), Scott  (11-09-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (11-09-2018)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2018, 03:58 PM
TiredOldMan's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
9 YO CAG Hen-Gracie, 10 YO U2 Rooster-Anakin
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: South Central Texas
Thanks: 15,539
Thanked 1,554 Times in 495 Posts
TiredOldMan is on a distinguished road
Re: Hi new member

Welcome, come on in!

Sounds to me like you are doing it right.
__________________
Dave

You don't have to be crazy to love parrots........but it helps!
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to TiredOldMan For This Useful Post:
Flboy Supporting Member (11-10-2018), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (11-09-2018), Scott  (11-09-2018), simigirl (11-09-2018)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2018, 04:36 PM
wrench13's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
Yellow Shoulder Amazon, Salty
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: long island, ny
Thanks: 314
Thanked 9,356 Times in 3,758 Posts
wrench13 is on a distinguished road
Re: Hi new member

Welcome and be welcomed. At the top of every sub forum there be stickies ( permanent messases) so important that they are never evererased. It pays to read all of them, sveral times, as your new friend explores his new world. Having never written any of them, I can attest to their value and validity.
__________________
See ALL Salty's Parrot trick videos on our CaptNiceGuy Channel:
https://m.youtube.com/user/captniceg...8ZwKHVY_AsI%3D
AL & Salty - hard at work.

Follow Salty's 100 page lifestory thread:
http://www.parrotforums.com/amazons/...now-salty.html

The Crew:
Salty - YSA - hatched 8/15/15
Geri - Blond haired Queens wife , birthday unknown
Tinker - Cairn terrier, 4/15/08
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to wrench13 For This Useful Post:
EllenD (11-10-2018), Flboy Supporting Member (11-10-2018), GaleriaGila Supporting Member (11-09-2018), Scott  (11-09-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (11-09-2018)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2018, 04:57 PM
GaleriaGila's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
The Rickeybird, 34-year-old Patagonian Conure
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Cleveland area
Thanks: 24,542
Thanked 27,874 Times in 9,101 Posts
GaleriaGila is on a distinguished road
Re: Hi new member

Welcome!

See? You're already fitting right in!

I'm glad you found us. So much to learn and share. May I offer a few more ideas which new folks often find helpful?


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 if even slightly overheated.
__________________
My Rickeybird
34 year old Patagonian Conure
The Artist. He chews holes -uh- designs - in cloth. I sell them in my eBay art store, Galeria Pet Portraits.
The Scrapbook. 1984-?. http://www.parrotforums.com/incredib...4-updates.html
The Star. Cinema verite! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC...22fVRRwfLk9gwA
The Pet of the Day. Suggest one!http://petoftheday.com/archive/2016/May/20.html
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to GaleriaGila For This Useful Post:
EllenD (11-10-2018), Flboy Supporting Member (11-10-2018), Scott  (11-09-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (11-09-2018)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2018, 05:34 PM
Scott's Avatar
Super Moderator
Parrots:
Goffins: Gabby, Abby, Squeaky, Peanut, Popcorn / Citron: Alice / Eclectus: Angel /Timneh Grey: ET / Blue Fronted Amazon: Gonzo / RIP Gandalf and Big Bird, you are missed.
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Diego, California USA, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Thanks: 65,569
Thanked 32,961 Times in 11,998 Posts
Scott is on a distinguished road
Re: Hi new member

Welcome to you and Gino! You chose an ideal species for avian companion. Your initial instincts together with excellent advice thus far should help fully socialize Gino. Be patient, often progress is two steps forward, one step back.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Scott For This Useful Post:
EllenD (11-10-2018), Flboy Supporting Member (11-10-2018), Laurasea Supporting Member (11-09-2018), TiredOldMan Supporting Member (11-09-2018)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2018, 06:54 AM
Flboy's Avatar
Supporting Member
Parrots:
JoJo, 'Special' GCC, Bongo, Cinnamon GCC(wife's)
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Greater Orlando area, Florida
Thanks: 9,599
Thanked 9,021 Times in 4,555 Posts
Flboy is on a distinguished road
Re: Hi new member

Welcome to you!
__________________
..David..
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > ParrotForums.com > New Members Welcome

Tags
cockatiel, taming
Remove Ads

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New member Shazad New Members Welcome 6 01-30-2018 03:40 PM
Yet Another New Member, Scaredy_cat New Members Welcome 6 01-02-2013 12:10 AM
New member carol27 New Members Welcome 8 12-23-2012 09:10 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.