Acquired: Pet store,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Nov 25, 2014
Growing up, I have had three cockatiels, all of them named Meathead (regardless of sex). Two males and one female. These birds are gentle and sweet. If they bite, it does not hurt, if may feel like a little pinch. They do not talk, but they do chirp and whistle. If the wings are not clipped, these little guys can and will fly when let out of their cage.
When we let them out of the cage, we made sure all fans were off, windows/doors were shut, and anything else she could hurt herself on secured. They flew around the house for a few minutes and would always come to the kitchen and land on someone's chair when she finished their 'flight of freedom' we called it.
One day, my papa was sitting at the table drinking a cup of coffee when the second Meathead we owned was doing her flight of freedom. My papa put her back in her cage afterward and finished his coffee. To his disgust, and our entertainment, my papa discovered that Meathead had pooped in his coffee while she was flying around. Some of it was stuck to the bottom of his cup. Gross, but absolutely hilarious!