Posted Jan 09, 2013
I think cockatiels are great for families. Even young children can enjoy having a bird given the bird is secure in its home. My children have enjoyed interacting with Max for as long as we've had him. Our dog even "talks" to him. Birds, especially cockatiels are lovely creatures and our Max has become another member of our family. One this to remember though is that bird in general are very susceptible to airborne chemicals and debris. Never put your bird in the kitchen as many types of cookware release fumes toxic to bird. Candles, sprays and perfume should also be kept away from birds.