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Dora & Boots

Cockatiel

Overall satisfaction

3.75/5

Acquired: Breeder,
Bred bird myself

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Friendly with owner

4/5

Friendly with family

4/5

Trainability

2/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

2/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Our Cockatiels - Dora and Boots

By

British Columbia, Canada

Posted Mar 12, 2014

As a young girl I lived with my Grandparents that were breeders of many different types of birds. I was particular fond of a pair of pearl cockatiels that we kept in the house.

Cockatiel lifespans in captivity are generally 15 to 20 years, though it is
sometimes given as short as 12 to 15 years. Ours lived to about 10. They liked
to hang out with us on our shoulders. However, from what I understand they
generally do not like to be man-handled by people.

Cockatiels are generally better at imitating whistles than speech. Our male did
talk (he said a handful of words) but was a fantastic whistler. Our female
didn't talk or whistle. It amazed me that they liked to eat hard boiled eggs!

Both their temperaments were fantastic. Very sweet natured, extremely social andgreat with anybody and everybody!

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