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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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Lonely cockatiel?

I have a 3 year old semi-tame cockatiel, he is comfortable with me handfeeding him and likes me being in the room as he sings when I sit near him but is quiet when I'm not in the same room ...
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A new member to the family

Hello, I have two cockatiels one is a pearl named Volka and another is lutino named Pikachu. Both females (I've checked) are very nice and Volka is the friendlier and more social one of the two. My problem is that ...
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Cockatiel sitting on food dish

Hi, my (almost 19 year old) cockatiel has been sitting on his food dish when I put him to bed at night. I thought maybe that it was a phase that would pass, but he's doing it consistently for almost ...
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Cockatiel Molting year round

I have a cockatiel I raised by hand that is getting fairly old. She seems to molt year round and has for many years. That can't be too good for her. Why is she doing this and is there a ...
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Window air conditioner

I have a small room with a window air conditioner. My cage is right next to the window and I do keep the air away from him. My concern is that the window air conditioner makes noise while is on ...
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flying away when my hand goes close to them

hi this is a question regarding taming. I handfed my birds since day zero, they are 3 months old now, whenever i go close to the cage both the birds used to come for petting, they were fine till yesterday ...
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should I get my cockatiel a friend?

I got a pearl cockatiel from a neglectful situation 3 months ago. she is 12 years old and has never had another cockatiel in the house as her. I know I should keep at least 2 cockatiels together, but is ...
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Cockatiel bird going to nest box but not laying egg

my cocktail going to inside the nest box but not laying egg.. more than one month they start mating. still every day they are mating. male and female near to 2 years old ...
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Cuddly/affectionate parrot species?

Hi, which type of parrot would you consider to be the most cuddly/affectionate? ...
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Agressive bird and breeding problems!

Hello, I currently own 2 birds, one male and one female, both 3 years old. I have 2 questions ...
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