Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jun 12, 2014
We got our bird from a pet store. Not knowing much about birds we just got one that looked cute. This guy was actually pretty neat. We held him a lot and worked to teach him step up and other type things. He ate a general cockatiel pellet food and we let him have veggies and fruits. He would often curl up in the crook of my neck and sleep there, snuggled into my hair, For his cage we had a snuggle sack for him which most cockatiels like but he actually fell in love with a stuffed animal which we tied to the cage wires and that's where he would sleep when he was in his cage. I had heard that if you put a mirror in the cage the bird will not socialize with you, instead choosing the socialize with the bird in the mirror. I am not sure how true that is but we never did put a mirror in the cage. We let our guy fly around the house and he did not seem to worried about the dogs. He was rather brave, at one point going over to our cockatoo and getting in his face which we put a stop to for his own health. For some reason sometimes he would wake in the night suddenly and be startled flapping like made and crying out. Once the lights were turned on he was ok and would settle back to sleep.
The only real upkeep we had with him was keeping his cage clean, clipping his nails wings and fresh healthy food.
Over all he was a wonderful pet to have and we really enjoyed him.