Omemee, Ontario, Canada
Posted Feb 25, 2009
Cockatiels are very underrated. They can be sweet, snuggly and very social. Typically only the males have the capability to talk and are also the ones that whistle. That is not to say the odd female cannot learn as I have met one!
They are great for kids and also good for apartments. They would make a great first bird for someone. They can also learn some tricks. Speaking ability is not clear usually but you will understand what they are saying. Not all cockatiels will learn to talk actually the majority don't. They can usually whistle a song if taught.