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Obe
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From: Washington state
Registered: Feb 2006

posted March 07, 2006 11:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obe     Edit/Delete Message
My cockatiel tries to attack everybody, he is only nice to my mom for some unknown reason, and he is only nice to me when he wants to be. And now we brought in a new cockatiel to keep him company when we're gone, but he tries to attack it too, and I don't know what to do since the new bird is so gentle and sweet. They are going to have to live together, but I don't see how that's going to be safe.

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Nephthys
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From: California
Registered: Oct 2001

posted March 08, 2006 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nephthys     Edit/Delete Message
Can you ask for advice from the place you got him from? Are there any specialty bird/pet stores in your area you could go ask advice?

There are some bird experts here, hopefully they'll see your thread! Good luck!

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pchan33
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From: usa
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posted March 08, 2006 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pchan33     Edit/Delete Message
My sister and her husband have 11 cockatiels (that's way too many in my opinion!) and one of them, named Peepers, only likes my brother in law and tries to bite everyone else.

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Isis
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posted March 10, 2006 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Isis     Edit/Delete Message
I've had cockatiels since I was a kid...some male cockatiels can be like the yours (one of the cockatiels I have now used to be, and still is sometimes).

I would highly recomment you do not put him with another bird if he is violent towards it. He can seriously hurt it (they will nip other birds feet off, pull at their feathers, harass them, keep them away from the food)...

Birds are weird like that sometimes, especially the larger hook billed ones. They will sometimes bond with just one person or one type of person. I saw one in a petstore once whose owner had died and they were trying to place him in a new home...he hated blonde females...would attack and hiss at them and such. He didn't mind women, or blonde men, but something about blonde females made him angry lol.

The new bird can keep your angry bird company without being in the same cage. But if he's like that I would highly recommend against caging them together, at least for the immediate future.

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Randall
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From: Columbus, GA USA
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posted March 11, 2006 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message

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