Acquired: Pet store
Posted Dec 06, 2014
Out of every species bird that my family could have possibly owned, the cockatiel was definitely the right choice for us. Our cockatiel’s name was Larry Bird, and he was the perfect feathered addition to our home. Just like all cockatiels, he learned little tricks with great ease, such as “step up.” This is an activity used to bond with your bird, and it involves using your finger as a perch for the bird and saying, “step up.” Larry Bird ate a variety of nuts and seeds, and enjoyed the occasional piece of fruit as a treat. He also enjoyed nibbling on his beloved cuttlefish bone. Cuttlefish bones are important for a cockatiel’s health, as it keeps the beak trimmed and filed. It’s a great item for the bird to have because they have fun while keeping their health in tip-top shape. The cockatiel is a wonderful family bird. Every once in a while, we would turn off every fan, shut every window and let Larry Bird out of his cage to fly free. It was entertaining and he enjoyed it; sometimes he would even perch on a high window sill, and we would have fun trying to get him down. Just like any bird, his cage was a pain to clean once a week, but the upkeep was to be expected. It was definitely worth it because we enjoyed years with this little guy.