My Cockatiels HELP!!!!

April 17, 2007 2:31pm CST
Hi people, My cockatiels do my head in. i have 2 males. 1 normal grey 1 and 1 lutino white 1. They fight some times like cat and dog and some times they kiss each other. The problem is the white lutino screams his head off the grey 1 does not! I need help and advice on what to do! Also i want my cockatiel to talk and whistle in tunes instead of screaming it would help also i want to tame them please people can you help me also i cant whistle other wise i would whistle to them all the time. MAny Thanks Adnan!
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@dcroome2005 (1211)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Good luck. I have two. I have a cinnamon pied and a yellow latino . Bart and Lisa are their names. They drive me up the wall sometimes because they fight with each other. I have had them almost 3 years and still won't talk or whistle in tune. They want nothing to do with it. I try to take them out as much as possible but sometimes they dont get out every day because I have 3 cats and 1 dog and 1 more dog on the way. So it's tough. I thought about finding them a good home , but I would miss them too much! They have gotten very used to us.
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
11 May 07
Well first off. I would ask how old are they? The older they are, it might be harder to train them. I would suggest spending alot of time talking to them, and trying to teach them stuff, don't become frustrated if they don't learn right away. Also if you are just walking by the cage say funny stuff to get their attention. Get their wings clipped ,so you can take them out of the cage and work with them better. Also perhaps 2 males in a cage is just as bad as having a female in the cage. Though I think it's better to just have one bird in a cage, as you will get more attention that way.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
21 Apr 07
I think that you will have a hard time trying to teach them to talk etc...They have each other. They are great talkers when they are alone with no other bird, that way the focus is totally on you. I have one and he is brilliant. They also recommend that you do not have mirrors in the cage if you want them to talk. But it dosnt hurt to try with these two. The key is repetitiveness. Good Luck with it.
• United States
20 Apr 07
Bless your heart! I would go to the pet store where you live and ask them about this issue. I've never had a cockatiel before, so I don't know. I'm trying not to laugh at this discussion!