Basic Facts About the Cockatiel

The cockatiel is a beautiful bird that originated in Australia. This birds is the second most popular pet bird due to his lovable character, loyalty to his owners, and his sweet personality and disposition. The cockatiel is easy to train as he’s eager to please. Some cockatiels can develop habits of nippiness if not trained consistently. Although all cockatiels can whistle and talk, the male is the most vocal of the species. Some male cockatiels can be heard talking and mimicking words in a low small voice. The cockatiel can be taught tricks and enjoys being out of his cage and with his people. He loves being held, cuddled, and receiving head scratches. The bird does well with constant interaction and also does well when left alone. He can be an independent bird that is not overly demanding. Your veterinary clinic Ellicott City, MD can tell you that most cockatiels can live around 35 years.


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