Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ontario Canada
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Congrats on getting 2 new burb friends! Honestly I think the more time you spend with them talking to them and bribing them with millet and treats will work at getting them use to you and being hands on birds.
I adopted/rescued 2 breeding tiels who had never been friendly with people before they were older birds probably 4 or 5 years old and in a few weeks I had the hen eating sunflower seeds and treats from my hand. In a few weeks I had her stepping up and coming out of her cage to shower in the sink and sit on a cage while I dried her off with a hair dryer. Once the male/cock bird saw how easy it was for her to adapt he started coming out of the cage stepping up on my hand and letting me carry him to the sink so he could bath under the running tap and joining in his mate to be warmed and blown with the warmth of the hair dryer.
It didn't take long for these 2 mentally abused birds to be friendly with me because I gave them what they needed in loads of attention and time. If you put in the hours you can have 2 happy tiels sharing their lives with you so keep on doing what you are doing and keep up the attention they will come around and be friends with you and be company and happy with each other as well.
Good luck & keep us posted on how it goes.