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  1. shedua

    My Cockatiel purrs when being pet?

    Hello, I've had my female cockatiel for about a year now, and every time I give her a petting session, she always makes this chirping noise. I've tried to find videos of other tiels making the same noise but to no avail. Does anyone else's cockatiel make this noise or something similar? I'd be...
  2. Atiq

    Pictures Cockatiel Petting & Bonding Tips

    Hi there, my wife and I recently got a hand raised cockatiel. We got the cockatiel when he/she (we don’t know the sex yet) was about 12 weeks old and we’ve had it for 3 weeks now. I think it’s gotten really comfortable with me since I work from home and I put the tiel on my desk while I work and...
  3. A

    They are comfortable with me and like to snuggle but freak out when I try to pet them ?

    Hi all! Ive had my conures just under a month now (kiwi the pineapple conure) (durian the green cheek) as of late ive been getting mixed messages from them. For example they love snuggling in my hoodie, playing with my hair, and are comfortable perching on my hand, etcetera however when I try to...
  4. B

    Newly adopted bird will let my roommate pet them - but not me

    Hello! About two weeks ago I adopted a 3 month old Quaker Parrot, and they've been doing really well! Very social and will fly to me and sit on my hand or nap on my shoulder. Wouldn't let me pet him. That's fine, I thought, just needs time to develop trust. THEN today and yesterday my roommate...
  5. Birb Mom

    Is this Normal for a Cockatiel??

    hello , i’m new to this forum and don’t know much about it but oh well. i have two budgies and well as one cockatiel , max. they are all males (at least that’s what we believe). max is 8 months old. and since he started to let me pet him on his head, he has made a screechy kind of purring sound...
  6. A

    New parrot

    About a week ago I got a 8 month old Quaker parrot from his previous owner he has gotten quite comfortable around me but not enough to step up he does allow me to pet him but only in the direction of his tail and I'm wondering if it's okay. He is at the end of his moulting so maybe im just over...
  7. HeatherD

    IRN head petting

    I only pet my female IRN on the head, but lately she's making clucking sounds and leaning over with her head up and eyes super pinned. It looks a bit like a hormonal female IRN. I'm even avoiding touching her beak. Today just when I lifted my finger over her head, she did this behavior. Do...
  8. Fate

    No belly rubs

    When I rub her back she growls, when I scratch her neck she tucks her head, when I rub her belly she bites. Anybody else experience this behaviour. Please chime in.
  9. G

    Petting a baby budgie

    I have two baby English Budgies I am hand raising. They're both about a month old. The one I think is female is not a fan of being petted and the one I believe is male just loves being scratched around the head. He will lift all his little feathers, happily. If he loves to be petted now, will he...