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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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taters759
So we got Stonewall from a pet store when I was a kid...
Review by: taters759 (2) today
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ShelleyKunkle
I will admit, I have never been much of a bird person...
Review by: ShelleyKunkle (14) 5 days ago
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4.75
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Puppylover6
I have had cockatiels as pets throughout my life and ...
Review by: Puppylover6 (5) 7 days ago
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4.50
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redditisawesome
I named him scrappy because he ignored his food and a...
Review by: redditisawesome (2) 10 days ago
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4.50
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ironwillwhit
My tiel has been the best companion. If worked with a...
Review by: ironwillwhit (3) 10 days ago
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5.00
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