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Cockatiel

There's a reason why the cockatiel is one of the most popular companion birds — this slender Australian parrot can be both cuddly and bold. Cockatiels can also be curious and, at times, feisty. With a cockatiel in the house, you ...

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Budgies, Cockatiels & Lovebirds Are Parrots Too!

Here's a look at some common small bird myths and facts ...
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Cockatiel Behavior: Brilliantly Baffling

Cockatiels can be every bit a parrot as their larger counterparts — friendly and outgoing to snugly and gentle — no wonder these little feathered companions are America’s Top Bird. But ever stop to think if your cockatiel is normal? ...
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3 Tricks Your Cockatiel Can Do

Small birds like the friendly and outgoing cockatiel can be taught to do behaviors on cue — and it’s easier than you think. Our small companion birds have many natural behaviors that lend themselves nicely to trick training ...
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New World Parrots: Conures, Amazons, Macaws & More

Parrots can be categorized according to Old World psittacines and New World psittacines. Do you know if your parrots are "Team Old World" or "Team New World"? ...
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Why Cockatiels Make Great Pets

Most of the qualities you’d really like in a parrot are found in the gentle, amenable cockatiel. Read on to find out what makes cockatiels such a wonderful pet ...
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Pet Birds & Children

Find out the real reasons why budgies and cockatiels can make wonderful pets for children, as well as all the wrong reasons for bringing a small bird into your home ...
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Budgie Vs. Cockatiel — Which Is Right For You?

For years, budgies, also called parakeets, were the most numerous companion birds, and only recently were overtaken by cockatiels. If you’re looking at getting one or the other, how do they compare? ...
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Cockatiel Sounds Explained

Chirps, warbles, whistles, squawks, cheeps, and more are noises and sounds pet cockatiels make. Find out what your cockatiel is trying to say ...
Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. Here is a list of presidents who ...
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Serve a Good Meal: Bird Food for Your Cockatiel

Lafeber pet bird foods offer a variety of nutritious foods for your beloved top-knotted little friend ...

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Cockatiel sexuality

On the web there are minimum ages for when a cockatiel should mate but in the wild how early do they naturally mate? How many months old a companion minimum and maximum should a cockatiel be for my eight and ...

After laying egg

Hi, This is Karthik from India, i have one pair of cockatiel she is 6 months old she lay one egg yesterday for the first time then she is making some weird sounds for some time..I’m really worrying about the ...

My cockatiel pair is young. Will they incubate the eggs?

My 2 cockatiels roughly 8 months old are starting to make a nest in the nesting box. I have food formula and syringes to feed the babies but am wondering if the cockatiels will at least incubate the eggs and ...

Behaviour

Why did male cockatiel attack female known to him for ten years ? Two groups in big cage separated by wire got along . However when l removed the wire all nine blended except for Azkaban fiercely attacking Blondie n ...

Cockatiel breeding behavior

I have two cockatiel pairs in avariy and one pair lays eggs. So now the other pair are also preparing themselves for eggs. They mate and go inside there box. But there is one problem every day before sunset the ...

Mating birds not laying eggs

My female cockatiel is 2 years old and my male cockatiel is over 1 year. They have been mating for a month now but the female is not laying eggs ...

Getting a second bird

My cocktail is a six month old male super friendly and talks to us but was thinking of getting it a friend? What are your thoughts should it be a male or female ...

Adding a new bird

I have a 11 month old Cockatiel And I am thinking about getting another one how would be the best way to introduce them should I put them in the same cage together or not? ...

I can’t find any vets in my area

I live in Egypt, Cairo and I have a 3 month old cockatiel. I'm worried he'll get sick at some point and we won't have anywhere to take him. I scoured the internet and asked everyone I know if they ...

Eggs

I have a cockatiel, was told it was a male, marking make me believe is a female. Well she laid her first Egg! She has no other bird with her. So what do we do now? Or the best thing ...
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