Posted by Connie on 3/03/07
On 3/02/07, Meeko's Mom wrote:
> On 3/02/07, KRISTI wrote:
>> On 3/02/07, Connie wrote:
>>> On 3/02/07, kristi wrote:
>>>> I picked up a cockatiel today from a previous owner and
>>>> she was fine when i was at there house and even on the way
>>>> home but when i put her back in her cage which was the
>>>> same one the previous owner had her in she is freakin out,
>>>> i have never seen anything like it and i have 9 other
>>>> cockatiels. She is on the bottem of the cage rollin from
>>>> side to side and chirping non stop. Please help?
>>> First of all, why did you take her out of the cage to take
>>> her home? Was the cage too big or what? No offense intended.
>>> I'm sure that she's stressed from the move. Alot of birds
>>> get used to where they are positioned and don't want to be
>>> move and will raise cain if done so.. others it won't
>>> bother. She's probably stressed out from the move and where
>>> you put her. Also, were there alot of other cocatiels where
>>> she was before, like you have now? Give us alittle more info
>>> to help you. I'm pretty sure she's stressed out and upset.
>>> Hold her alittle and let her get more used to you and maybe
>>> even keep her cage isolated from all of the other birds and
>>> introduce them slowly to each other. I would try moving her
>>> out of the bird room first and then when I did put her in
>>> there, try and keep her at the same height as where she was
>>> before. You should relax too. She can feel you being upset.
>> I had to put her in a travel carrier because the cage wouldn't
>> fit in the car. I have her in my bedroom byherself in her
>> cage, she has never been around other birds so i was going to
>> let her adjust to me first before i ever introduced her to my
>> other tiels. Actually i think she has worn herself out she is
>> finally still and more relaxed but still on the bottemof the
>> cage w/ her head down. I'm not sure but i put a few toys in
>> her cage because she didn't have any, maybe they scared her,
>> so i took them out. Getting better i guess. Thanks for ur
> I had a tiel that did that once. She was so stressed out !!
> I was afraid she was going to hurt herself. I covered her cage
> for awhile to let her calm down. Then, uncovered parts of it, so
> she could get use to her new surroundings. Without all the "new"
> things freaking her out. It took her a few days to adjust. Give
> her time to settle in.
Covering her is also very good advise for now. She's right, it'll
settle her down, but keep her away from the other birds for now
and let her get to know you better first before introducing her to
your other cockatiels..... You wouldn't believe the number of
people who just toss their birds right on in with other birds and
then ask me, "What's wrong?" You'll both get used to each other.
Try not to stress, especially in front of her. She can tell if you
are... Good luck and remember that we're here for you...... :-)