Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jul 09, 2014
We got our bird Carey from a Cockatiel breeder my dad knew. We were so excited to have a bird but we didn't really know how to take care of one. The breeder gave us some basic instructions and we were able to figure out the rest as we went along. Carey was a great bird, he loved to sing. We taught him to say "pretty bird" and "hi Carey" as well as whistle whoot whooo!! He was easy to feed and cleaning the cage out wasn't too difficult. We let him out of his cage and let him fly around the house often. He loved to land on the top of the curtain rod up nice and high. He really sang a lot when he was out of his cage. We would let him walk around on the ground as we laid on the floor watching tv. He would nibble at our hair and climb all over us. When we held him on our finger close to our mouths and smiled...he would nibble on our teeth! It was the weirdest feeling. He did have his moments when he didn't want you to pick him up and he would bite your finger but most the time it wasn't even painful. Although I do remember a time or two that he drew a little blood when he was really mad. We would drape a towel around his cage at night to keep him from singing too early in the morning. He was a great bird and I have wonderful memories of him from my childhood and teenage years.