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Cockatiel

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Friendly with owner

5/5

Friendly with family

3/5

Trainability

5/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

5/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

One-person Bird

By

Washington, United States

Posted Jan 29, 2013

I have now owned three of these birds. They are quite bright, and like mimicking sounds, but seem to bond with one person. The first one liked men, and bonded very strongly with my dad. We called her Grumpy, as she tended to have a short temper. She loved people food, and I suspect that was the cause of her final demise (too much! at least she died happy! lol). Number two and three came together. One is Mordekiss, who was over-bonded to people, and tends to bond to a preferred woman, but he has adapted better than Grumpy did to the rest of the family. Number three is "Robin", an unfortunate product of a backyard breeding attempt. He is not very pretty, and was somewhat ignored (for attention) by the previous owner, so is rather shy, but has an incredible knack for learning sounds and duplicating them. He loves having a radio playing all day in the "bird room", and whistles incessantly if we forget to turn it on. He is buddies with our parakeet. We also had one for a while that we rescued (a cage escapee, that was reunited with its family), that had a very outgoing personality. I would not recommend them for smaller children...they do bite pretty hard.

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