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Date:9/21/2014 2:16:16 AM
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You are quite welcome my friend..Thanks for your vote...I great appreciate it...My campaign blog today will be about"Taming your Cockatiel Bird"....The length of time it takes to tame your cockatiel depends firstly on how steady it was when you first acquired it.Hand-raised chicks will already be finger-tame and then it is a question of building on this existing bond.With aviary bred cockatiels,the process will be more protracted. It also depends on how long you can spend with your cockatiel each day.Allow a newly acquired youngster to settle in quietly for a week or so.During this time, you can offer a selection of greenstuff and fruit by hand.Once the cockatiel is reasonably settled, you can open the cage door and offer food directly,holding it up for the cockatiel so it is within easy reach.Always move your hand slowly;fast,jerky movements will upset the bird.You may soon be able to induce it to perch on your hand.Place the first two fingers of one hand parallel with the perch, close to the cockatiel's feet.Introduce your fingers from beneath the bird and the level of the perch, as this approach will be less likely to scare it. Once your fingers are actually touching the toes, carefully and slowly run them up to the top of the foot.During this time,the cockatiel is likely to try to step off the perch onto your fingers.Then very carefully,you may be able to lift the bird a short distance off the perch while it remains on your hand.This is the critical stage and once it is reached,you will be well on the way to taming your cockatiel.You will need patience to repeat this process several times until the bird perches fearlessly on your hand.You will then be able to feed your pet at the same time,using your other hand.In time,the cockatiel,will allow you to tickle the back of it neck,which is a gesture of great trust....Have a wonderful Friday...With birdie wing hugs....Sam :o)
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