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I feel like a bad parront is he going to be ok?
Don't feel bad! This can happen to anyone; I've had my fair share of scarey crashing-flights. I'm sure he'll be just fine! By tomorrow he should be completely back to normal; you're just going to want to watch his behaviour to make sure.I feel like a bad parront is he going to be ok?
hello. i have a 7 month old 'tiel who's name is sunflower, and to be completely honest with you, I think he's a boring bird. all he does is sit in a corner all day, in the same spot (he's not sick) except for eating in drinking. he doesn't scream so i assume he's not stressed, he doesn't pluck, or have any other behavoiral problems. i've tried:
-new cage (rn hes in a spacious cage but he doesnt use like any of it)
-toys (doesn't play with them)
-step up (nips and hisses)
-clicker training (doesn't work.)
-keep cage door open. I keep the door open with a perch that's on the door so he can hop onto it but he only goes if there's millet and finishes the millet and goes back and squats for the rest of the day
-target traning (no response to target)
so...i'm considering getting a "hand tame" cockatiel so that can show sunflower that hands aren't scary, and toys are fun. is this the right way to go? i understand 2 cockatiels = double responsibility and costs but honestly i feel kind of bad for sunflower, and that he needs a friend.
i know this is wrong but whenever i see a social media 'tiel or a friend's hand tame 'tiel i get a little...jealous. i hate to say this but sunflower has let me down. people on youtube just "push their finger into their tiels chest" and boom now they step up. it almost feels like magic that i dont have, or i lost the genetic lottery when picking my bird.
thanks for any help!