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Posted by kristi on 3/03/07
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    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.
    >>>> Connie
    >>> 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
    >>> advice.
    >> 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...... :-)
    > Connie
    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.

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • HELP, 3/02/07, by kristi.
  • Re: HELP, 3/02/07, by Connie.
  • Re: HELP, 3/02/07, by KRISTI.
  • Re: HELP, 3/02/07, by Meeko's Mom.
  • Re: HELP, 3/03/07, by Connie.
  • Re: HELP, 3/03/07, by kristi.