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I recently got a grey cockatiel, his name is Rio and this is my first bird ever, he is constantly breathing heavily and has fluffed up feathers. He hasn’t eaten any of the veggies, pellets, or drank any water. I tried giving him treats and he won’t take them, or he’ll move away from my hand. He has not moved at all since we got home and has sat one one perch. Ive only had him for 1 night, and that one night he didn’t sleep, I’m almost positive of that because he keeps yawning and almost falling asleep. I keep seeing things saying I shouldn’t take him out, but how am I supposed to bond with him then? I don’t know what to do, I also own a campground and we go up every weekend. I’m worried about this Friday and transferring him there because I don’t want to stress him out anymore but I don’t have a choice, I have too. He won’t get near me at all, and won’t even eat millet. He is doing nothing and I’m getting scared...I’ve researched so much about cockatiels and it says this will happen, but now that it’s actually happening I’m not sure what to do because everything I do seems to scare him. I’m playing some music right now and talking to him a bit, but that’s as far as I can go, any help? Another thing, it seems like he isn’t letting himself sleep, because whenever I see him about to sleep he always seems like he’s forcing his eyes open. Reallyyyy getting worried here.