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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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Bird bullying

So i have 2 cockatiels. It is a male and a female. Female has dots and stripes under her wings so i am sure about her gender. So i had my male before i got the female and now she ...
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Cockatiels problems

Hey its me again! I love your answers and thanks. Basically, the place where I live have no vets and the pet shops provide only budgie seeds and sunflower seeds. They also have cages, birds, animals, pots and nest boxes ...
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Buying a new tiel

Hi! I want to breed cockatiels. I have two cockatiels and they are not getting along. So I was thinking of getting a new one. I have a male and a female. The male is 11 months old and the ...
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cockatiel breeding

Hi, I have two pairs of cockatiels, one pair has already hooked up and getting the nest box all ready but the other pair just don't seem interested in each other. My white girl sits and lifts her tail making ...
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Breeding tiels

Hello. I have a pair of cockatiels which is a male and female. But the problem is that the male is smaller than the female and she sings and dances infront of him. She wants to mate with him but ...
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Female tiel behaviour

Hello. Is it normal for a female cockatiel to sing and dance? And is it normal for a female to fight with other cockatiels? Please help ...
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Female tiel behaviour

Is it normal for a female cockatiel to sing and dance ? Or is it just mine? My male tends to talk lesser than my female. What does this mean? Please help! Thanks!! ...
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Male and female cockatiel behaviour

Hi! I have had a cockatiel which is a male for 3 months and I thought of buying a partner for him cuz I cant always have time for him and it would be better if he had a friend ...
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Leave alone?

I have only had my cockatiels about a month. Next week I am leaving for 3 days. Can I leave extra food for them or should I find someone to come feed them daily? ...
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Behavior

I have a pair of cockatiels who just laid their 1st clutch. She laid her eggs in a cardboard box I have on the floor instead of the nesting box which was attached to her cage. Anway, at night, while ...
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