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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:
mimic sounds, beautiful singing voice, best beginner bird, fun little personalities
Challenging:
cage cleaning, cage escapee, mood swings, annoying screeching, feather dust
Interesting:
consistent gentle handling, natural cockatiel pellets, doesnt actually talk, natural seed eaters
Overall review
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4.0 (527)
thegunslinger
We brought home a pair of young cockatiels and purcha...
Review by: thegunslinger (28) 7 days ago
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3.50
1 photo
dullerkidb
I've had skittles for about 10 years, and most of tha...
Review by: dullerkidb (4) 7 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.50
1 photo
aecolye
Originally my grandmother's bird, Peppy is a basic wh...
Review by: aecolye (7) 10 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
CristinaK88
When my family first moved from New York to Pennsylva...
Review by: CristinaK88 (2) 12 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
JessMBoltz
My bird was a very fun pet. She liked to fly, and to ...
Review by: JessMBoltz (0) 14 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
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Learn about (1 video)
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0002 Cockatiel Talk Dot Com - How To C...
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