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Old 04-24-2017, 11:51 PM
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My extremely tame cockatiel will not let me anywhere near him now. He was hanging out on me and bit under my chin. Took me by surprise and was very painful. I reacted without think and pushed him away with the back of my hand. I did this gently and did not hurt him. He got really bad hissed and screamed at me and now he won't let me touch him. What should I do to gain his trust back? Will he get over this or have I just ruined our bond? I hand fed him and we are really close

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Old 04-25-2017, 01:00 AM
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I would feed him treats by hand to remind him that all good things come from your fingers. By the sounds of it he was spooked. He should come back to you with some lov'n
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:15 AM
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I would feed him treats by hand to remind him that all good things come from your fingers. By the sounds of it he was spooked. He should come back to you with some lov'n
Thanks. I hope so! I love him so much

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I agree. Holding some millet spray in your hand for him to nibble on will go a very long way toward winning him back!
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I was so worries...this morning it was like nothing had happened. He serenaded me this morning like he always does

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I was so worries...this morning it was like nothing had happened. He serenaded me this morning like he always does

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Yay, they can be sensitive creatures but they will forgive if you treat them nice.
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Yaaaaay! All is forgiven! **hugs**
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Looks like he was just spooked and needed to take a break for the day. I'm glad he's back to himself!
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Cockatiels are very forgiving glad he is back to normal!
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Old 05-11-2017, 11:01 AM
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This has happened to me once or twice, but my cockatiel always used to come back after a few sunflower seeds.
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