First time (Indoor) 'Tiel Owner
I think I'm slowly winning with my grey-and-white male, Chief. I bought him from a pet shop just before Christmas, and he was petrified of people. I was told he was just under twelve months old. He used to jump at the slightest motion, and he'd start flapping round his cage if I went near him. Now he'll quite happily explore my living room, singing his little heart out.
Up to now, he won't allow me to put a hand too close to him him. But the other day - after my first attempt in a while - he gingerly walked up to the sprig of millet I held out for him and tucked in. He's still very wary of hands, but he does at least have the courage to turn his back from me at a distance, and I believe he calls for me when I leave the room.
I was just wondering if there was anything else I can try for him to win me over? I have many aviary cockatiels in my garden, but thus far I've never kept one in the house.
He accompanies my budgie and conure when he's out under supervision. :-)
Thanks in advance for any advice!