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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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My two Whiteface female and male cockatiel has been mating but no eggs they've been scratching each other's head but they have been in the nesting box all day today haven't ate or drink ...
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Two females one male

I have two female cockatiels and one male currently I I have one female separated and one female with him should I switch the females once in awhile for mating ...
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getting a bird

I'm interested in getting a cockatiel but was wondering if I should look at getting a pair. I work 8 hours a day but otherwise have no other commitments and I don't want my bird to become lonely. Also, would ...
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Budgie and Cockatiel Nutri-Berry

I'm hoping to eventually house my two cockatiels with my two budgies, assuming they get along alright. If I am successful with this, is it okay if my budgies eat the cockatiel's Nutri-Berries and vice versa for the cockatiels eating ...
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My female cocktail brid keeps going in and out of the box has not laid one egg ...
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Cockatiel Leg Broken

My female cockatiel Leg has been broken. She had hit fan, no other injuries just right leg broken. My couple has given babies three months ago. I have, few questions. Still she able to breed? Her partner will accept her ...
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How to tame

I bought a cockatiel in June 2018 from a pet store. He doesn’t let me pet him. When I go to stroke his back, he runs or starts “yelling” at me. Maybe someone grabbed him too tightly at the store ...
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Cocktails breeding problem

My female not interested in my male cocktail to meet what should I do ...
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Cockatiel training

My cockatiel is 4 years old and she is very sweet, she lets you kiss her wings and likes to be around me, but she won't let me scratch her head or pet her, she just runs away. She spends ...
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Cockatiel

My cockatiel laid 5 eggs everything was fine until I changed the cage so they have more room and they stopped sitting on them it's been like 5 days what do I do ...
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