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Re: "Taming" found cockatiels

Posted by Connie on 8/14/08
(5) Comments

    Hiya Toby, Yes, keep them all in separate cages but keep the cages
    in the same room, even side by side about a foot or so apart. This
    way, they can see each other and still develope a "turf of their
    own" and won't be so dependent on each other. That is what is
    gonna take time and patience. They are so use to being in the same
    cage. This way gives them independence but they will grow to know
    they have their own space or home cage. This also allows you to
    try and become friendly with all 3 of them. It may take some time
    with one and the others may not take that long... they are all
    different.. The main thing is to go at their pace of interacting
    with you. The others will see that and will follow in time. Don't
    worry about it. Try it out and see. Take your time with them and
    enjoy each of them because they all 3 have their own little
    personalities and are characters!! Lots of luck and God bless....

    On 8/13/08, Toby Tate wrote:
    > Thanks, Linda and Connie.
    > So, if each guy gets his own cage, can the cages be in the same
    > room?
    > Also, do we work with one at a time?
    > BTW, when the Single Guy is moved away from the Two Guys, he
    > screams and screams until their cage is close by.
    > Any help you can provide is really helpful. We are way out of
    > our league here.
    > Bart was incredibly tame and human oriented, so these wild guys
    > are...well, what they are. They are warming up after almost two
    > months for two birds and one month for the other.
    > Again, thanks, Toby
    > On 8/12/08, linda wrote:
    >> Cockatiels are easy to tame down but you will need to separate
    >> them to form a bond with you or family members. if you leave
    >> them caged together they will only bond with each other and
    > they
    >> will only see you as their who cleans, feed and water them.
    >> Put them in a cage of their own and then work with them you
    >> should get the interaction you are looking for.
    >> On 8/12/08, Connie wrote:
    >>> 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 ....
    >>> Connie
    >>> 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.