How to Tame A Cockatiel

How to Tame A Cockatiel. Part of the series: Pet Birds. Taming a cockatiel involves teaching it to step up on a finger when ordered, to stop biting using the blowing and bouncing technique and to make sure they know that they owner is in charge. Tame a cockatiel to create a well-behaved and friendly pet with information from a pet hobbyist in this free video on pet care. Read more:


  1. Xiu on January 13, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    dude thanks my bird is now on crack and selling it to 3 year old kids ty

  2. Hammy Bunny on January 13, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    I thought he was ganna say (if your bird is biting you alot dont bite him back) lol

  3. X2 JoelMK 33 on January 13, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    You’re a human bearded dragon

  4. Frosted Felony on January 13, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    The amount of likes on this video scares me…

  5. alaa ghanoum on January 13, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    do not do that u have work for a bird trust

  6. Deymon Abhi on January 13, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    ur clueless are you are literally hurting the poor thing. i always feel bad for animals that were forced into a life from a pet store. the employees and the people buying from them have no idea what they are doing. hopefully that poor thing isn’t dead from the mistreated care it got 🤦‍♂️

  7. E on January 13, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Mans just flipped us off the first part of the video

  8. Mary Oberheu on January 13, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    My birds bite the crap out of me. But jumps on my arm and just bites me bring blood what do I do and how do I get it off my finger when his beak it lacked on tpnme

  9. Makenzie Caitlyn on January 13, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Hey bro umm your not gonna wanna put your hand in their chest because the only reason why they are stepping up if because you are making them and you should never force a bird

  10. Black Hawk on January 13, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    would u look at that me and my coctail are bonding

  11. ELON MUSK on January 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Man I raised mine from an egg and he’s still mean as shit

  12. sweetriri90 on January 14, 2022 at 12:01 am

    I though Eddie Munster was supposed to be good with animals 😕

  13. mk melian on January 14, 2022 at 12:02 am

    -_- umm 😐

  14. John Aranita on January 14, 2022 at 12:02 am

    I am tired of having fishees in my apartment, so I am going to be a parent of a Cockatiel. I will choose a hand-fed one, no need to tame.

  15. RocozMations on January 14, 2022 at 12:03 am

    The title: 🦜👍❤️
    The video: 💨🦜☹️

  16. Zion Lees on January 14, 2022 at 12:03 am

    my bird won’t even touch anybody without biting and huffing/hissing bruh

  17. Nanoflare Nanoflare on January 14, 2022 at 12:03 am

    i got my pet cockatiel a few weeks ago, hes comfortable with me handfeeding him but if i dont have any food, he is scared of my hand…. what should i do so he isnt scared..? also, he is also scared to fly out of the cage, i leave te cage pen for hours and he wont come out? SOMONE PLS HELP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  18. fantasy babydino on January 14, 2022 at 12:03 am

    step up. step up. step up. step up. step up.

  19. Quole on January 14, 2022 at 12:04 am

    this guy is an idiot. He’s done other garbage videos like hermit crab care ones that are completely wrong.

  20. Abigail on January 14, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Watching this as a what not to do

  21. Draido on January 14, 2022 at 12:07 am

    bruhh your clueless on what to do. Gotta be patient, unlike yourself when you get 7 servings of food in front of ya, Gone in 60 seconds eh

  22. Diane Devery on January 14, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Gees you are so full of sunshine. Worst ‘training ‘ advice ive heard yet. You want to ‘BREAK’ your bird? Not once did I hear you speak respectfully to this little. Burd. Shame in you.

  23. Brooklyn Wroblewski on January 14, 2022 at 12:10 am


  24. Iamnotapotato Theborderlandsnerd on January 14, 2022 at 12:11 am

    …this is not how you do this. You’re forcing it. To gain their trust you need to be patient. The best way to gain a birds trust in to go with a consent based relationship and training. The bird only steps up when you push against it to not fall over it’s not doing it because it’s mentally stimulating training and it clearly doesn’t want to. If your bird doesn’t want to do it don’t force it. Leave it be for a bit. This is a load of misinformation.

  25. Ryan on January 14, 2022 at 12:11 am

    That bird is already tame 🤣 its sitting on your hand.

  26. abigail franco on January 14, 2022 at 12:11 am

    This bird hates his owner 🙁 you can see he’s on edge and trying to peck him. My babies don’t do this at all, when they have been moody I give them their space, they also don’t like to be bothered at certain times.

  27. bella's subs on January 14, 2022 at 12:13 am

    guys please don’t listen to pet store employees at like chain pet stores (petsmart, petco) please educate yourself with some people who do know some stuff about parrots, (elleandthebirds, bird tricks, flying fids) and so many others!! please this will just make your parrot obey you and be afraid of you.

  28. Andrew B. on January 14, 2022 at 12:15 am

    He is flying away from me he hates me!😂

  29. Yusuf Poladeen on January 14, 2022 at 12:16 am

    I felt he is taming a monkey rather than a cockatiel

  30. Sigrún Eva on January 14, 2022 at 12:17 am

    no just no. use love and care don´t dominate it. that poor bird

  31. Badeftar on January 14, 2022 at 12:20 am

    So you cut his wings…

  32. ABRAX on January 14, 2022 at 12:22 am

    this is trash kid you are FAKE N GAY!

  33. Olivia Sticks on January 14, 2022 at 12:23 am


  34. Chad Thundercock on January 14, 2022 at 12:28 am

    My bird flew into my balcony and got stuck, He was tamed because he absolutely loves getting on shoulders and he knew how to step up but He wouldn’t let me pet him

  35. Donnell Torrente on January 14, 2022 at 12:31 am

    nice now your bird hates you😀

  36. ydoucare55 on January 14, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Birds like to be high not because they want to "dominate" you, but because they like to be high so they are not vulnerable to predators. Birds are not domesticated like dogs or cats.

  37. Annoyed Guy on January 14, 2022 at 12:33 am

    This just makes the bird scared and even more terrified of you since dominance dosen’t apply for birds. To anyone interested Just be patient and never discipline your bird physically and he’ll learn to trust you with time since bird are naturally friendly chaps.

  38. Cheese Duck on January 14, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Neckbeard moment

  39. Saxerd on January 14, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Thank you bro I suggest you stop feeding the bird then it will automatically come to you

  40. Hailee Roxana on January 14, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Thank you this video helped a lot!

  41. A B on January 14, 2022 at 12:41 am

    He said a brief over view lol. Someone needs to tell him this is not training 🙄

  42. Tara's Adventures on January 14, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Please go watch birdtricks, don’t listen to this guy as he doesn’t know what he’s talking about! Clipping birds is wrong, pushing their stomachs to step up is wrong, training for 5 minutes against their will is wrong, etc!! That is also not going to stop your bird from biting you!! If you keep blowing and bouncing them, they will become afraid of you and only bite harder, or try to fly away, but because you stupidly clipped their wings, they will fall on their faces and become more afraid, or possibly even injured!! Please find birdtricks youtube channel and dislike this video please, this is terrible training advice!! Have a great day!! 😉

  43. Saria Ahmad on January 14, 2022 at 12:42 am

    fam your foceing

  44. Phoebe Zhang on January 14, 2022 at 12:42 am

    This person doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Cockatiel flocks in the wild don’t have a dominant bird! And a lot of people put their birds on their shoulders, their birds don’t bite! This person doesn’t know anything about birds or how to positively make a good bond with one! This video is better:

  45. E H on January 14, 2022 at 12:44 am

    I’m very content with my cockatiel and she is content with me as well but even if she was bossing me I wouldn’t care. She’s a fellow, not a pet to dominate.

  46. Rena Hannah on January 14, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Hallo, I’m having huge behaviour problems with  of my 2 years old male cockatiel, Lorito. I thought that he might be lonely, as he loved looking at everything that even remotely resembled a mirror, and if he kept staring at his reflection long enough he would always become very aggressive when someone approached him. I am also back to the office (in hime office i was with him almost all the time). He is a kind of a pampered  bird because he only sits in the cage at night when it’s bed time. So a couple of days a go I brought home a new cockatiel, also male, but a lot younger (3 months). Lorito seems to get along with him, however, he’s very aggressive towards people now,  just as he did when looking at the mirror. He charges, jumps on my shoulder and tries to bite quite badly whenever I come near the cage or say something, it doesn’t stop until I walk away or separate him from the new bird (and I mean a place where he can’t even see or hear him). He tries to scare the new bird away from me. When he’s alone, he immediately comes back to his old sweet self, but once he realises that the new bird is out of his sight he keeps nagging and scream so loud without stoping, no matter what i do. I suppose it might have something to do with him being hormonal… I’m not sure what to do right now. Regading the new bird, it is a she, not as the seller told me.. and she is so sweet and calm. She only screams when she is taken away from lorito if he cage was covered she stops screaming. Now they are separated and finally lorito got quite after 2 hours screaming. Should I keep them separated at all times (I’d rather not) or will this behaviour stop with time if they get together in separated cages? Is there something I can do?

  47. MaDNiaC on January 14, 2022 at 12:49 am

    If he won’t sit on my shoulder and head, what’s the point of taming a bird?

  48. Luma891 on January 14, 2022 at 12:49 am

    You shouldn’t make videos like this. I’ll tell you why:

    1.the wings are clipped from the cockatiel. Clipped! Do you want to cut off your legs so you can’t leave? Cockatiels are flight animals and so you take away their natural instinct! He MUST climb from finger to finger, because otherwise he would fall.

    2. You are trying hard to give him the papaya? Surely you can tell even at the first attempt that he does not want it.

    3. you blow on him because he bites you? Would you also like this if someone sticks his finger in your face and you say "stop it"?

    4. to gain trust takes time and you want to achieve it by blowing and shaking? You will only intimidate him!

    5. a cockatiel is not a dog and does not know when he has done something wrong and can start with punishment, such as ignore nothing and learn from it.

    Maybe you inform yourself before you upload such videos and give new inexperienced bird owners such false information!

    It always hurts me when I see videos of the wrong handling of these wonderful animals. Since I’m glad that my 4 cockatiels are not in their hands but unfortunately too many out there in the wrong.

  49. reaper on January 14, 2022 at 12:50 am

    instructions unclear my bird ate me

  50. Vlad Barsan on January 14, 2022 at 12:50 am

    Hi everyone. I’ve 2 cockatiels and I want to tame them the malenis 9 months and the female 5 months. They are in the same cage. Any advices? Thanks

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