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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 behavior Part 4

Cockatiel behavior Part 4

Will I eventually be able to have all three cockatiels in the same cage? ...
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Cockatiel behavior Part 3

What size of cage should I get? ...
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Cockatiel behavior Part 2

So before like I said I had three cockatiels. One is hand tamed (Patches). One I was working with that is semi tame. He will get on my finger after a few tries. His name is Sugar. The third was ...
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Cockatiel behavior

So I had three cockatiels. One of them was not hand tamed one is and the other is still a little offish, but will still get on my finger after a few tries. I decided to give the one that ...
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Cockatiel Language

Hi there, my mom wants to get rid of her cockatiel because of her constant screeching. She has a very large cage and gets let loose in a bedroom of her own often. She never got into any toys so ...
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My male cockatiel in perching on the nest box

Hello just wondering why my male cockatiel would be perching in the nest box ...
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How do I remove two breeding birds from their cage?

Hello. I have two breeding cockatiels, they're both 3 years old and seem to get along well. But whenever I try to get them out so I can clean their cage or give them water and food the male attacks ...
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Cockatiel

My cockatiel is about 3 months old I am a new owner and I have done lots of research but she has a lot of feathers missing. It’s mainly only noticeable when she is wet, it could just be because ...
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Behavior

Does it hurt anything for my cockatial he is male to nest.. 😊 And how would I go about giving him a friend.. He's about 20 we think he was a gift about 15 years ago, we were told he ...
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Cockitiel Behavior

I've had my cockatiel for about a week. It was hand fed by the breeder, who I know personally. I have been putting my hand into the cage to get it used to me but it won't let me get ...
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