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  1. WallyCockatiel

    Bird doesn't like scritches?

    I have a 7 month old male Cockatiel, tamed and clipped by breeder, hasn't molted yet, I have had a few birds in my past experience. My buddy is tame and steps up, likes having company. But he wont let me touch or hold him. He occasionally lets me scratch him a little in the morning, but other...
  2. WallyCockatiel

    Book about taming, training, and more:

    I reccomend anyone of any bird type to check out this book; The Parrot Wizards Guide to Well Behaved Parrots. I have boughten it a month ago and it is super useful. It teaches you clicker training, target training, tricks, flight training and so much more! It is about 230 pages and is useful for...
  3. Novagrey8

    New Grey - Afraid of Humans - Help

    Hello, I am new to these forms and am hoping that you all can help me with my recent rescue. I am a African Grey owner and have had a Grey for the past twelve years. Both my current Grey and my previous Grey, who passed away, were purchased as a baby from breeders. Three days ago I rescued a...
  4. Nukavine

    Starting the Hand Taming Process

    So if anyone has kept up with my posting where I said we had to grab Sol, a cockatiel, and freak him out to get him in his cage, well it happened again a week or so ago, I tried to let him out to begin the process but he didn't feel like letting me, he'd just fly away. So now sadly he's been...
  5. VelocirapGirl

    Continue what I'm doing or not?

    So some might know I have a lovebird. Now, he is still scared of hands. Grab a snack since it'll be a long post. So when I first got him I made the mistake of putting my hands in the cage the very first day when I should've left him alone to settle. The next day I got his wings clipped because...
  6. Stevetomobs

    Small update and Question

    I’m back again and just wanted to give a quick update on everything. First off as a said one of my last posts I was looking to rehome some of my budgies as I felt both them and me would be better off. They were sent off to a local rescue for small animals and as far as I know two have...
  7. B

    Help with taming

    My father got a pair of peach faced lovebirds a few months back. He got them on a whim because he wanted to surprise my mother with a gift. Unfortunately, neither of them knew how to properly care for birds at that moment, and neither did I. Heck, we even thought they were conures for the...
  8. R

    Taming help?

    All right so, my budgie will step onto my finger one by one, but only with my right hand’s index finger. When I put my other hand in the cage, he seems to fly away. He will step onto the taming perch pretty quickly too, but I don’t use it too often. I’m wondering how I could tame him fully, so...
  9. R

    Taming/Cere?

    I've gotten my budgie, Navi, about two weeks ago, and I've started taming him. He goes onto my finger, but only if I put it close to his belly. And when that happens, he puts one foot on my finger until he steps up with the other (most of the time). I'm wondering what this is about. And another...
  10. L

    Help taming my baby lovebird??

    I have just recently purchased a male lovebird from a bird store two days ago. The vendor said he was still a baby so it would be easy to train. He said in order to train it I have to grab it from its cage and take it outside and get it used to my hands? I am skeptical about this because the...
  11. L

    Help taming my baby lovebird??

    I have just recently purchased a male lovebird from a bird store two days ago. The vendor said he was still a baby so it would be easy to train. He said in order to train it I have to grab it from its cage and take it outside and get it used to my hands? I am skeptical about this because the...
  12. S

    Training inside the cage

    Hello! I recently took in a rehomed CAG. He is not very much into human interaction. He takes treats when I offer them holding them between tips of my fingers, but no more than that. He prefers to stay away from me. In his previous home (he stayed there for 1.5-2 months) he was used to going...
  13. Paintz

    Second Week Home

    ...and they've already grown attached to me! I was worried at first that a cockatiel was a bad fit for me and I had made a mistake, or that they didn't like me at all, or even that I was a bad bird tamer, but patiently waiting with a handful of millet worked! i had booted them from their cage to...
  14. M

    How to tame a new cockatiel?

    Hi there, new member here and newbie at keeping birds. I got my new cockatiel Walter the other day, I've given him about 3 days to settle in his new home, I've been reading on how to tame him to come onto my finger/hand however he only seems to step up on the cuttlefish bone which is in his...
  15. Atomiklan

    Impossible Finch Training

    I find it really perplexing that so many people claim that finches are nearly impossible to tame. Granted I wont consider mine tame until they are flying to me on command and possibly accepting head scritches, but overall I have found the entire process relatively easy and fairly quick (at least...
  16. S

    Some Taming Questions

    I've had my first bird for a week now. She's 3 months old and I purchased her from a breeder. So far she's fine with me putting my hands in the cage, giving her treats, and sitting on my finger. Yesterday I opened the cage door and she happily ran over to me. We've also been practicing stepping...
  17. Atomiklan

    Hand taming

    I can tell already (and I expected as much) that hand taming these guys is going to require the patience beyond sainthood... I do recognize that they may not be able to be tamed, but I am going to continue to try my hardest. Here is what I have been working on lately (and yes I know it is still...
  18. EthanBoha

    Please Help taming Lovebird!

    I got my Lovebird Romeo when he was 3 years old, I don't know if he was tamed before that. I've had him for 3 years, and I was a minor when I got him, so I didn't really care for him. But now I'm ready to start working hard to tame and care for him. I was planning to take him to the vet in...
  19. Alexi

    New (very frightened) family member!

    :greet14:My fiance and I had decided at the beginning of the year that we definitely wanted to get another cockatiel. We decided to adopt an older rescue bird instead of getting a new baby but after months of calling local rescues with no luck we almost opted to head back to our breeder...But...
  20. alocia

    Taming GCC?

    Recently, I got a gorgeous Turquoise GCC from a bird expo. I know, I know, not the best place, but I was desperate to find one and no breeders were available within a 8 hour drive. He isn't tame, and is also very stubborn and extremely picky. I am currently weaning him onto Harrison's bird...
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