Behavior

Taming and Training Cockatiels

This is an early article, written when Mickaboo was originally Mickaboo Cockatiel Rescue. So, while much of it can be applied to other species, it focuses on traming and training Cockatiels.

Winning a Bird's Trust

For tips on how to win a bird's trust, please read this article, originally written for our Newsletter of October, 2012.  

Reading Bird Body Language

One of the most important aspects in creating and maintaining a successful relationship with an avian companion is the ability to understand your bird's vocalizations and body language. Birds learn to communicate with us through sounds, behavior and actions.

Screaming

It is very difficult to deal with a screaming bird but the problem can be dealt with if you have the right amount of patience and knowledge. First of all, if your bird hasn't been examined by an experience avian vet recently, it would be best to start there.

Clipping Wings

The first time you have your bird's wings trimmed it should be done by a professional who can show you exactly wha to do.

Biting (Cockatiels)

This is an early article, written when Mickaboo was originally Mickaboo Cockatiel Rescue. So, while much of it can be applied to other species, it focuses on Cockatiels. 

Feather Plucking

There can be many reasons why a bird plucks his/her feathers. Some common causes are: