Re: "Taming" found cockatiels
Posted by Connie on 8/12/08
If you want interaction with these birds, the first step is
to separate the 2 that you have in 1 cage. As long as they
are together, they will stay together and exclude you ....
On 8/10/08, toby wrote:
> We lost our cockatiel in mid-June. Kind people found birds
> that looked like him, but were not. They were not bird
> people; we are; and we now have three birds. We've been
> looking for their owners, but have been unsuccessful. Two
> are in one cage and are doing well. The other one is in
> his own cage and is also doing well. All are healthy and
> thriving. Right now they are singing and chirping.
> The question is: they now have a flock and the flock does
> not include us. We love the human-tiel interaction and
> miss terribly ours who is very friendly and likes humans.
> Is there something we should be doing to encourage them to
> bond a bit with us? I see some movement in that direction
> but I also think they know our function is to feed, water,
> and clean cage them.
> Any words of wisdom would be welcomed.