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Cockatiel

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Bred bird myself

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

4/5

Friendly with family

4/5

Trainability

4/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

2/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Cockatiel

By

Ohio, United States

Posted Dec 09, 2012

I own and and bred Cockatiels for years. If you are really set on getting a bird, this is a good starter bird. They are fairly low maintenance, but can be noisy and very dusty. If you have any respiratory issues this is not a good pet for you. They throw lots of dust and dander that can really reek havoc on a compromised immune system. If you have small children they can be bit and even though this is a smaller bird, they can inflict a nasty wound to a finger. On the positive side, they are very smart birds and can be trained fairly easy if bought at a young age. They are definitely easier to care for than the larger size parrots that can be very high maintenance.

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