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recently, my family got a new cockatiel after our beloved conure passed away. this cockatiel is 10 years old and we adopted him from a shelter. we have had him for about a week and he is very anxious. he will start screaming at the top of his lungs, he bites and attacks everyone, he chews on his leg and rope perch, and he doesnt come out of his cage. he is picky with food and eats mostly millet. he has anxiety attacks and gets upset when people are moving around the house. he sits in a corner all day. my sister wanted this bird, but she is going to college next year and i’ll be stuck with him but i dont have time for him and my parents dont know how to care for a tiel. everyone is against me and nobody wants to listen to me when i tell them that we cant take care of him. i dont know what to do. i need urgent help, please. i need advice. im so worried and scared of getting attatched to him just for him to pass away. when my conure passed away recently i was so devestated and i could barely speak. i like this cockatiel a lot but i dont see him being a good pet for our situation and i’m already so attatched to him. i don’t know how to make him happy. i feel like i’m already getting stuck with him and i’m the only one actually paying attention to him and sitting down with him. its not fair for him. i feel so stuck and i’m so stressed out. i wanna give him a good home but i think somebody else should. what should i do? will he bond to somebody? he’s 10 years old and he’s kind of an old man. he has trauma and i dont even know if he’ll want to come out of his cage ever. i try to make him see that he’s in a safe environment but i feel so trapped, i can barely imagine how he’s feeling. what do i do?