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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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Male cockatiel sometimes panics in the cage while female is inside nesting box incubating eggs

Hello. I have a pair of cockatiels of which female is hand tamed..pair bonded so we never interacted with her afterwards and now since last 3 days they were going to the box ..i checked and they have an egg ...
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Teil’ Trouble

Recently my bird has started having brown poo is it a sign of sickness or is it normal ...
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baby 2 month old teil died in seed dish

what could be some causes ...
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Bird’s Trust

I just got a bird and I have had her for 2 days. I had to move her to another cage and she got mad and squealed. She was ok after a few minutes and I talked to her and ...
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biting

my cocatiel is probably 10 years old he started biting his chest to were it is red smelling and he had it bleeding what is wrong and he only eats seed what else can I feed him for nutrients ...
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Cockatiel nestbox

Hello, i have 1 pair of cocktail. I have a huge problem and i can't get my answer anywhere. So, i have a tame male cocktail and wild female. Male have very friendly nature. And doesn't bite no matter what ...
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Food

Can my cockatiel have homemade molasses oatmeal bread ...
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Cockatiel with 3 toes

I bought two cockatiel parrots male and female. They har hand tammed and their age is approx 3.5 to 4 months. I have noticed that the male has only 3 toes and female has 4 . Is there any problem ...
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Cockatiel

Hi, i just barely got a cockatil, my first bird ever, and its been about 2 days, ive reached in the cage a few times to add new things amd what not but im trying to get her to perch ...
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Eating plants

Hello, My cockatiel is 6 months old. He always sits on my plants and eat on the leaves. What van i do? ...
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