When I worked for Bird Talk, we often heard from bird owners
Your cockatiel is a bright bird and can learn to perform a
One of the best ways to spend time with your cockatiel is
One of the most appealing aspects of cockatiel ownership is the possibility
Sometimes your pet will get herself into a situation that will require quick thinking and even quicker action on your part to help save her
To help your veterinarian and to protect your pet from long-term health problems, keep a close eye on her daily activities and appearance. If something
Although cockatiels are generally hardy birds, they are prone to a few health problems, including giardia, conjunctivitis, candida, roundworms, and papillomas. They, like all birds,
With good care, a cockatiel can live about twenty years, and some live well into their late twenties or thirties. One good example of cockatiel
Taste Birds can taste, but in a limited way because they have fewer taste buds in their mouths than people do. Also, their taste buds
Birds are the only animals that have feathers, and they serve several purposes. Feathers help birds fly, they keep birds warm, they attract the attention
Cockatiel droppings resemble smaller versions of the piles of droppings that bigger birds produce, with one exception. Because cockatiels come from such a dry environment
Your cockatiel’s body is essentially very similar to that of a mammal. Both have skin, bones, muscles, sensory organs, and respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, and nervous
One of the most common accidents that befalls bird owners is that a fully flighted bird (one with untrimmed wings) escapes through an open door
At least once a year, your cockatiel will lose his feathers. Don’t be alarmed, because this is a normal process called molting. Many pet birds
Cockatiels are among the fastest flying pet birds. Their sleek, slender bodies give them an advantage over larger birds, such as Amazons and African greys.
Cockatiels and other parrots need to have their nails clipped occasionally to prevent the nails from catching on toys or perches and injuring the bird.