Posted Jan 10, 2013
My friend had a male Cockatiel bird named Tippy and she just loved him. Sometimes I would help to take care of him when she wasn't there. Tippy was a great bird and he was almost like a parrot and so that made Tippy even more special.
My friend always had trouble with getting Tippy to not sing at night so to stop this from happening what she would do was put a blanket over the cage so he would know that it was time for sleep. After she started doing that she didn't have a problem. She named him Tippy because suddenly he would just start singing and moving his head around and would act like he was tippy.
Tippy was loved by us but sadly my friend had to give him away because she started to get very sick and then after landing in the hospital she realized that she was allergic to her bird and had to give him up. The doctor said many people seem to be sensitive with birds but often times don't know it until they get one. If you are planning on getting a Cockatiel make sure that you get test done and that you are cleared for allergies.
Having a Cockatiel in the family was a lot of fun and if you want a bird that is like a parrot then this might be the perfect one for you. A Cockatiel really is great for all of the family.