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Cockatiel

Cockatiel


Species group:
 Cockatoos

Other name(s): Weiro; Quarrion; Tiel

Scientific name: Nymphicus hollandicus

Appearance

Details: The Cockatiel is the second most popular pet parrot, only surpassed by its fellow Australian, the Budgerigar. This easy-to-handle, easy-to-breed species comes in a wide variety of eye-catching mutations, but even the normal gray birds win hearts because of the dapper crest, alert attitude, and endearing personality.

Cockatiels are social, not too loud, and easy to feed, and they're highly rated as good apartment birds. However, as a member of the Cockatoo family, Cockatiels are a powder down parrot. If you have a tendency to allergies, you should check with your doctor before you bring home a Cockatiel. Normal adult Cockatiels are easy to sex, since the adult males have a clean-looking face, while the females have a gray wash around the bright orange spot. Both adult males and females do have that nice orange spot, however; do not assume that all birds with an orange cheek patch are males.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
beautiful singing voice, best beginner bird, mimic sounds, fun little personalities, sweet little thing
Challenging:
voicenonstop chatter, respiratory, finger chomper, little buggers, little finger chomper
Interesting:
consistent gentle handling, natural seed eaters, doesnt actually talk, natural cockatiel pellets
Overall review
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4.2 (264)
sheenacourtney
Growing up, we tried our hand at having some birds. I...
Review by: sheenacourtney (4) 7 days ago
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4.00
Kurt Frankenberg
My cockatiel was a gorgeous animal that was happy and...
Review by: Kurt Frankenberg (8) 10 days ago
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3.75
shar1974
We only had Charlie for 3 years, and the biggest disc...
Review by: shar1974 (2) updated 11 days ago
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3.25
1 photo
thinkworthy
I love my bird Sylvester very very much. He has been ...
Review by: thinkworthy (1) 14 days ago
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4.00
1 photo
Hammerdiddle
Tookie was not chosen by me to be a member of the fam...
Review by: Hammerdiddle (4) 14 days ago
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2.50
1 photo
Funny (2 videos)
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COCKATIEL TORTURE
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00:07
Cockatiels singing Jingle Bells
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Heartwarming (5 videos)
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Mickaboo Rescuer of Hurt Angels--Friederike
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Cockatiel Eviction
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Jamie's Story
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Learn about (1 video)
NOISY BIRD.
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Caring for (4 videos)
01:12
Appropriate Reinforcers
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0002 Cockatiel Talk Dot Com - How To C...
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B.B.'s Foraging Wheel
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Training (2 videos)
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Clicker Training: Cockatiel bring back...
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Clicker Training: Kiwi cockatiel, lord...
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