Posted 11 February 2012 - 02:43 PM
Chleo is in pure bliss when Matt gives him head scratches, but if Matt take his hand away for a second, Chleo attempts to preen him...by painfully picking at any mole or blemish Matt has on his neck and face. It's pretty intolerable.
Oh and we have a GCC that Chleo wants nothing to do with (the feeling isn't mutual). Chleo doesn't get satisfaction or companionship from talking with him, he doesn't acknowledge him at all and still perpetually calls for Matt. This drives the GCC crazy, and every Chleo scream is followed by an annoyed Diego grunt.
We're looking for suggestions, tricks, tips... but we also increasingly feel Chleo would be much happier in a flock, where he can find a mate that he could be paired with constantly. We are getting by now; I wouldn't say Chleo is miserable.. We don't think he's happy, which we want badly for him. We've talked a couple of times about finding a better situation for him..
What do you think?
Also owned by Casper, the yellow rosetail betta.
Rest in peace, Niki (2006)
Rest in peace, Missy (2009)
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:08 AM
So yes, it may help to have him in a flock situation (aka 2 or more tiels), but he's still going to want human interaction.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:28 PM
Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:29 PM
Our hen Kiki has been alone for nearly four months, and whenever we were going to leave the room, she cried and cried and didn't stop until we were back again.
To stop this, we bought a male 'tiel, but she didn't show any interest in him.
We tried to find a new home for the new bird, but didn't find one.
So we bought another hen (for the first male) and another male (for Kiki).
The first male and the new hen got a pair.
Unfortinately, the other male is intersested in the same hen and he always makes trouble, so we found a new home for him and he will be leaving the next days.
But our Kiki is in a better mood anyway, although she never showed any interest in one of the males; she doesn't scream any more when we leave the room, and she doesn't get nervous if we come near the cage and she can't get out.
I think the others give her some kind of natural feeling: she's never alone.
So I think if you get two or three cokatiels more, your lonely one will get better.
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