On 3/03/07, Connie wrote:
> 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...... :-)
She's doing way better today, hasn't had any fits like yesterday and
she is perching so i asume she is getting better. Must of just been
the trauma of the change. Thank again for all the great advise.