Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jan 22, 2014
I had a hand reared cockatiel named Jasper who was sold to me on the understanding he would be living in a cage in my bedroom as I have cats whom I don't trust around birds. The person selling him to me assured me he would be fine but after 6 months he began making very loud noises constantly, even when you were in the room. We were frequently in the room and made a fuss when we did but he became more and more awkward to get back in his cage. In the end, for the good of the bird and the household, he went to live with my cousin who could keep in the front room. There he shouts much less although is still a pain when out of the cage. I am now of the opinion that hand-tamed birds who have been parent reared with close frequent human contact, can lead to a better temperament pet than hand-reared who are very demanding.