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Review of Cockatiel by healthywriter

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Review by: healthywriter (12) Posted

Updated: November 15, 2013 14:52
healthywriter
Owned birds before:
Yes
If yes how long:
20 years
Based on experience with: 10 birds of this species
How have you learned bird care / training techniques?
Kind of training techniques learned
My pet
Bird's name:
Twiddle
Bird's gender:
Both
Age when acquired:
0 - at birth
Acquired from:
Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Trained by:
Myself
Kind of training bird received:
Free flight training
When bird(s) was trained:
As a juvenile bird
(0 = low; 5 = high)
Overall satisfaction
5.00
I am incredibly happy with my bird
N/A
My bird is exactly the right bird for me
N/A
I love my bird
N/A
I am very attached to my bird
N/A
Appearance
5
Friendly with owner
5
Friendly with family
5
Trainability
3
Activity level
3
Song vocal quality
3
Mimic sounds words
3
Health
4
Easy to feed
N/A
Easy to clean and maintain habitat
5
Cockatiel Friends
Our family has had Cockatiels since 1992. They are beautiful. They can be trained to repeat phrases and will come to their name. They know familiar voices and talk when those voices are heard. They don’t like to be left alone and when they hear activity in another room they’ll let you know by continual (loud) chatter. It’s fun to watch them play with their cage toys.

Eventually, when one of our daughters was about 14, she began breeding Cockatiels and selling as pets. Her care for them was exemplary. All of her birds were healthy and hardy. Of all the cockatiels we’ve had, only one was nasty and continually tried to bite. She still has one of the babies. We think Twiddle is about 14 years old, healthy as ever, and really sweet.

Cockatiels like big cages and enjoy time out of their cages, too. We don’t clip their wings. We’ve always let them fly around whichever room their cage is in.

They do make a mess around their cage, so be prepared with an attachment around the cage and know that you’ll vacuum daily. And their cages, like all birds, must be cleaned often (at least weekly). Again, as with all birds, do research as to their complete care. There are certain ways to handle them and they must have food for their specific species, etc.

I love Cockatiels.



 
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