Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Georgia, United States
Posted Dec 12, 2013
I got Pearl when I was eight. We got her from a local breeder who raised them by hand. Pearl is what is called a Lutino albino cockatiel. He is all white except for his yellow head and red eyes. He knows how to step up quite easily and learned it very quickly. But as for free flight training, that didn't go quite so well. Because of her coloring He was attacked by crows and because of this I never felt comfortable letting her free fly again. He instead He flies around my house, which is fine with me. Now as for aggression. He can be very picky about and moody. Sometimes he doesn't want to be held at all. He has cage territory aggression like many birds and squawks if he is ignored. And he can get very loud. He is relatively easy to care for. Clean the cage once a week, fresh water every day, fresh food every other day. Every bird is different on bathing, mine likes to take showers with me. But all in all I find the cockatiel a very good beginner bird and a delightful companion.