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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-03-2016, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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introduction of an egg

My name is Ashley, and I'm 15. I own 5 birds (two cockatiels and three budgies). My budgies are Sam (female, sky blue and white), Bud (male, ice blue/violet and black) and Lemon (male?, normal green with yellow head). I love the budgies to death and am happy to own them honestly. The cockatiels are Priscilla (female, normal grey/maybe pied?) and Elvis (male, normal grey). They're 4 years old and have not been tamed, and I'm getting nowhere to be honest.

I'm impatient, but willing to try, and very talkative. I love birds, especially parrots and eagles. I'm wanting an African Grey, but I'm starting to reconsider. I also really want a lutino cockatiel, but I doubt it'll happen.

I came here because I was just wanting to talk about macaws, african greys and just learn about parrots and maybe meet other people who own them and try to learn how they act, training, etc. I also want to learn how to tame cockatiels because of my own. I was in a macaw mood today and thought this would be the best place to talk about them.

Aside from birds, I don't have experience with training or anything since I never tamed a bird before now. I'm willing to learn, but I can't seem to grasp the concept.

I'm glad to be here, and hopefully I'll have a nice experience.



I love the banner here though. Sun conures are beautiful. Has my favorite parrots on it.
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Hello and welcome to the forum Rezi!

I too am an avid budgie lover and have had tiels in my home that were rescue birds and not hand tame as they were just breeder birds to someone who didn't care about their existence. In a short time I managed to hand tame the female cockatiel by spending loads of time with her and offering her treats all day. Her mate was not interested in being my friend but I found him a new owner who he absolutely fell in love with, it was wonderful to see how he became such a happy outgoing friendly bird and he fulfilled his new owners life just as well.

If you have photos and would like to share them with us we all love to see members family of winged babies.





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Thank you. I don't have many pictures of the tiels but I have plenty of the budgies.

I may post them here if I ever get around to it
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So I'll just talk about my birds here and show some pictures.

This is Lemon, my newest budgie

(S)he's my favorite of the three, sadly. It used to be Sam. But Lemon NEVER bites, screeches, or anything. I've mostly taught him to step up. He's a curious little guy. He loves to walk around and see what's around him. He lets me kiss his head and rub his head most of the time. He still ducks down or moves away sometimes, though. I got him mainly because my mom liked it. I wanted a full yellow budgie and a green one, as well as the blue ones, but I had to choose between this one and a blue and silver one. We both liked this one, and I finally chose it. The hardest part in getting them is choosing which one


This is Sam. She's a sweet little girl. Her bite is harder than either of the males (though I don't know what Lemon is). I learned that the hard way. She's the one that likes to sit there and start screeching and flap her wings. She was the second budgie I got, because I figured I'd get Bud a friend. They've gotten along very well (except recently, Bud's been biting her when she starts nibbling on his head). She's curious, and mostly a follower. She doesn't like being touched but is doing great with stepping up. Sometimes she runs away from Bud and Lemon and comes to me. I think she likes being on my finger. I used to have to keep her from falling off the couch, but she's doing better now that she's in my room (as far as falling goes). I don't really know what to say about her. She's shy and picks on Lemmy sometimes, but then gets mad when I take him out because of it.


This is Bud trying to hide in a pile of cloths that came from the dryer minutes before. He hid in a small spot inside the pile for a bit then got on that sock. He wouldn't let the sock go so we had to give it to him He's a silly boy. He used to fly off the couch and run into the dining room under the table and make me have to chase him around the room to get him so he wouldn't get stepped on. He always makes this weird squeak/chirp noise at least 5 times before striking and biting me when he gets mad. I guess all budgies do that thing. He's curious and stubborn, but I love him. He learned to step up but he doesn't half the time. He'll fly up to my finger from the bed. If he flies to the floor, I get up and hold my hand down and he'll fly up to it. I had him on my shoulder once and I guess he claimed it because I went to get him back down and he started biting me. He runs away a lot but I never have to deal with him trying to escape. He has a new habit of climbing down the cage door when I would have Sam out (before I got Lemon) and just stare down at the cockatiels. I made the mistake of forgetting to close the cage door when I left the room (but even if I leave it open they don't jump out or anything). I heard Elvis screeching like something was wrong and I came back and Bud was just sitting on the door looking at them. I thought someone got hurt or something.

He doesn't like being taken out of the cage and will move over to the front wall of the cage above the cuddlebone and stay there if I try to get him to step up to take him out. He hasn't been letting me take him out lately, so I just leave him in. Don't want to force him to do something he doesn't want to do.


This is my evil cockatiel Priscilla. She hates me and I think she's really a snake in disguise. I can't get her to step up because I know I'll get bitten if I get close (I still have a small fear of being bitten). She's one of the birds that will bite you no matter who you are. She bit a relative once and drew blood. Kinda afraid of her. She never does anything though.

I don't have a picture of elvis, but you can kinda see him in that picture ^ Behind her tail feathers. He's a nice bird, but hisses and strikes at me too. I'm about ready to toss him out the window. He sings every so often, but 99% of the time, he screeches. I don't know why, but he does. It drives me crazy. I dont' know anything about the two of them, but maybe I can get them tamed and know more about them


My first cockatiel who I have no remaining pics of was a very nice bird. When I'd sing to her, she'd sit at the back of the cage and just watch me. She never was really tamed and I was scared of her talons (still kinda am for these two mainly because they're a mile long and terrify me. It's like I have eagles). I'd feed her through the cage bars and talk to her all the time. I'd sing to her until she slept and at night I'd cover her up. She was a great bird. Sadly, she died when I was eight after she fell and broke her neck during the night. Don't know why it happened, but I wish it didn't. I'm over the grief now, but I still kinda miss her deep down.

Honey was my second cockatiel. I don't remember when I got her. She was quiet like Priscilla but occasionally whistled. She didn't like my hand, but sometimes would inch over to me when I fed her through the bars. It was my favorite thing to do with tiels. Can't do that now though unless I want to loose a fingernail. I don't have anything to say since she didn't do anything. I also had a budgie at that time that I named Bunny to rhyme with Honey. They both died the same night thanks to a mouse giving them a heart attack.


I'd honestly kill for an African Grey and/or Lutino Cockatiel. They're amazing birds. Same goes for sun conures. I love all birds, and would like to try falconry, but I don't know where I'd keep a falcon/hawk. All birds are amazing to me and I can give you a 5000 word post on how much I love them. You can tell I like talking about them by looking at this. Sorry it's long, but I can't help it.
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Beautiful birds Rezi! I really like the coloring of Sammy, she looks like a lighter version of my SPX.

Thanks for sharing pics and details of their lives with us.





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You're welcome! I really love talking about them.
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Hello and welcome to the forum!

Your birds are lovely and you have definitely come to the right place if you wanna hear about others experiences with different species. I may be a parrot mom but I'm also a falconer too, so if you ever want any advice about that feel free to ask

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That's awesome! :0 I love falconry, and birds of prey. I never actually thought I'd meet someone who is one, so that's great!

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