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Squeal

Cockatiel

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other,
Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

5/5

Friendly with family

5/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Song-vocal quality

4/5

Mimics sounds-words

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

A Bird Who Made Narcissus Look Normal

By

Pennsylvania, United States

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Squeal the Cockatiel was adopted into our family after his previous owners could no longer support him. He was very sweet and easy to handle. Occasionally he would nip your finger or arm if he thought you were too handsy, but generally he enjoyed the affection. I don't think a cockatiel is great for kids under eight, but I think if you want a starter bird, cockatiels are very hearty and loads of fun. Squeal loved to talk, and we taught him to whistle certain sounds back to us. Squeals favorite object in the world was his mirror! He'd “pretty bird” whistle at it, and you could hear him at all hours of the day cooing to himself! Really, Squeal was a great addition to our family! I recommend new and old bird owners to this fascinating little critter.

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