Acquired: Pet store
Posted Aug 07, 2014
I had a cockatiel for 4-5 years. It was a great starting bird. Cockatiels have several pros and cons. Pros: Cute, easy to tame, loving, easy to feed, only need a smaller cage. Cons: Demanding (mine squawked until fed), attention-needy, easily get sick, females lay eggs (if they get too much light they will lay too many and get sick). If you can't handle squawking, don't get one of these! These are a good starting pet, though.