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Old 04-29-2015, 09:33 AM
 
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I have two cockatiels male and female she is awful bites hisses lunges at me and I have done everything, hand in cage on cage, talk to her l alll he time, feed her millet really I do not know what to do. I do not enjoy this bird,but I want to.
when you have a pair of birds they bond with each other rather than the human. why not keep them as a pair and get a new bird to play with.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:43 AM
 
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Mmmmm, well i would say just give him some time, get his wings cliped and let him out in your room when you are at home, get an indoor perch aswell instead of the cage im sure this should break his attitude. Just as children would want to play and be rewarded for good stuff they do you do the same. PLEASE try this before getting a partner for him.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Mmmmm, well i would say just give him some time, get his wings cliped and let him out in your room when you are at home, get an indoor perch aswell instead of the cage im sure this should break his attitude. Just as children would want to play and be rewarded for good stuff they do you do the same. PLEASE try this before getting a partner for him.
This is not good advice.

Once birds bond with each other, it is not advisable to try to change their behavior as suggested above. I raised birds from the Finches to Macaws for over 30 years and have extensive experience with this type of behavior. It is perfectly normal.

The OP should get a different bird to make as a pet and do not introduce it to the other birds Keep it in a separate cage, preferably in a different location.
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:49 PM
 
Location: so cal
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What Old Man said sounds spot on. Some older birds may never come around though. Or I should say the average newcomer to this will give up before the bird does.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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What Old Man said sounds spot on. Some older birds may never come around though. Or I should say the average newcomer to this will give up before the bird does.
Don't know if I should be flattered or offended by your response.
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