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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 (598)
ibmountain
When my husband called and asked if I would be okay w...
Review by: ibmountain (2) 5 days ago
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1.00
1 photo
heart500places
So friendly and enjoy making tons of noise, so please...
Review by: heart500places (2) 10 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
amandasfrilans
Owning a cockatiel is nothing but pure joy. When trai...
Review by: amandasfrilans (1) 13 days ago
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5.00
1 photo
EKFitzpatrick
Cockatiels, in my opinion, are the most beautiful bir...
Review by: EKFitzpatrick (10) 16 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
FourleggedOwner
I’m currently a four-legged pet owner but right befor...
Review by: FourleggedOwner (3) April 16, 2016 10:07
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5.00
1 photo
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