I got a young cockatiel for free on craigs list a couple of months ago. I have have been trying to gain his/her (not sure of the sex) trust since I have had her. She loves being on my shoulder. She would stay there all day if I would let her. We watch tv together, play farmville, sew, and she sits on my shoulder and is very quiet most the time. The problem is she hates hands. She was worse when I first got her. She would bite hard and draw blood. She has not done that since the first week. She will step up but squawks every time I tell her to step up in my softest voice or normal voice. She is not afraid of humans just the hands. I am pretty sure someone was rough with her. Breaks my heart to see her so fearful. Do you have any suggestions how I can gain her trust. She is excellent company for me. She will sing sometimes when she is sitting on my shoulder and she preens then she will snooze. She is very comfortable there. She will let me kiss her and has no fear at all when she is there. But the hands are a problem. I give her treats to try to entice her. No dice. She still hollers in her most shrill voice and is quite indignant. I am very glad she does not bite me anymore. She got me good a couple of times. I know she was scared and maybe abused at some point before I got her. Thanks in advance.