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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 (511)
rhiannonbully
My personal experiences with cockatiels have been inc...
Review by: rhiannonbully (2) 2 days ago
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5.00
1 photo
lovemypets77
I have a Cockatiel named Cisco and he is a great comp...
Review by: lovemypets77 (3) 3 days ago
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3.50
1 photo
MattyM
More than one bird at different times has resulted in...
Review by: MattyM (2) 4 days ago
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1.25
Suzanna345
At the beginning I was quite hesitant to own a bird, ...
Review by: Suzanna345 (2) 5 days ago
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4.25
idealmodern
I will preface this review by saying that I am not a ...
Review by: idealmodern (6) 7 days ago
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1.00
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