Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sunshine Coast
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How's it going with Tiki? Do you still have your cockatiel? We got one IRN lutino girl Tilly and two cockatiels Joe and Joelle. I basically came to birds like a virgin to a baby, my learning curve was and is very steep, we recently joined a Parrot Club too, this would help if you would have the opportunity also.
Our Tilly was very vicious when we first got her but I also believe she was scared about everything: new environment, new Mummy, new daddy, the car ride, 2nd day a new cage ( as hers was grubby, rusty, and toooooo small ) few more new toys, etc. Remember parrots thinking : STRANGER = DANGER
Give your baby time to settle, speak to her/him gently, They will soon come to you, need attention every single day. Plenty of foraging toys where you can hide food, to keep them busy. Natural perches in different sizes, ( I cut down paper bark branches )
IRNs are very smart and they learn very quick. Also google "Barbara Heidenreich" She is a famous bird trainer, we can learn a lot from this Lady. Hope this helps a bit for now