Berkshire, United Kingdom
Posted Dec 22, 2013
I love my bird very much, and I spend a lot of time with him. Due to having one of his feet amputated, he does not play with toys. He often gets scared of little things, and these must be placed out of his sight in order to be comfortable again.
Cockatiels are sometimes friendly and they very much enjoy being stroked. However, he has become strongly attached to me that he occasionally does not allow other people to handle him. He also does not like bathing, and I find this difficult when it is summer.
They are happy eating seeds, although fruits are also good for their diet. Coco does not like many fruits, so its hard to measure his health regarding to food. He does a few rounds of flying a day and often alerts us he wants to come out of his cage by shouting. When annoyed, his bite can be quite hard but never enough to leave a mark. Overall a lovable bird but must have attention and let out of the cage.