Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted May 16, 2014
Mini was my first ever pet. She was a very handsome Cockatiel but also preety hard to take care of. The really big cage she was staying in was always messy and she didn't like any kind of food, just the really good stuff. Countless times she woke me up in the middle of the night with the sounds she made while playing.
In spite of everything i heard about this race, that they can reproduce sounds accurately and they like to talk alot Mini was really quiet. My friend also had a Cockatiel and he brought his own over but still no beautiful sounds or singing. He took Mini over for a few days and when i visited her i herd her for the first time replicating human like sounds. Me and my friend reached the conclusion that the enviroment was the problem and decided that she liked him more so Mini remained with him but I still visited her ocassionaly.