I have 2 male gray cockatiels, Sammy and Ginger, whom I absolutely adore. My boyfriend (we live separately but he wants me to marry him and move in) doesn't like them. Or he says he doesn't like how I am with them. Pretty much if I'm home I have them out. I walk them in a cage I attached to a backpack harness when I walk my dogs. He doesn't mind my 2 dogs, 1 cat, 6 chickens, 1 quail (anybody have a female gambel quail?), fish, or 1 horse. He says they are all more independent and the tiels require constant monitoring. I don't ask him to do anything with them, I try to keep them off him (of course they really like him and want to be on him). It is causing extreme trouble between us. I'm not willing to give up my birds. He hasn't asked me to but I don't see how he can live with them. Anybody have any advice? I've had the boys for 4 years.