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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 (537)
lovesdogs1
My parents bought this bird for me as a pet when I wa...
Review by: lovesdogs1 (5) 2 days ago
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1.50
1 photo
jbstjonathan
We bought Buddy from my grandmother, who was a hobby ...
Review by: jbstjonathan (2) 11 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.00
1 photo
g13nn
Back in 2008, my older brother's mate was migrating t...
Review by: g13nn (4) 14 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
chelsish
My family's first bird was a cockatiel. A friend gave...
Review by: chelsish (2) 15 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
DevanRenee
My parents got Tango for my sisters and I as a Christ...
Review by: DevanRenee (4) 17 days ago
  • Currently 100
2.00
2 photos
Funny (4 videos)
Cockatiel Whistles "If You're Happy & ...
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COCKATIEL TORTURE
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Cockatiels singing Jingle Bells
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Heartwarming (5 videos)
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Cockatiel Eviction
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Jamie's Story
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Learn about (1 video)
NOISY BIRD.
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Caring for (3 videos)
Appropriate Reinforcers
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0002 Cockatiel Talk Dot Com - How To C...
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B.B.'s Foraging Wheel
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Training (2 videos)
Clicker Training: Cockatiel bring back...
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Clicker Training: Kiwi cockatiel, lord...
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