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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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4.0 (438)
cookie_monster
I am not much of a bird person to begin with. I much ...
Review by: cookie_monster (2) yesterday
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2.25
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Luvemall
I never set out to own a bird. They belong in the wil...
Review by: Luvemall (3) 3 days ago
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5.00
derelict
Near the end of last summer, I was BBQing when I saw ...
Review by: derelict (1) 3 days ago
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3.00
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TDLA102813
Billy brought a lot of happiness to our family. We a...
Review by: TDLA102813 (1) 5 days ago
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5.00
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MarkHarris
I've been lucky to live with two cockatiels, and as f...
Review by: MarkHarris (11) 5 days ago
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5.00
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