Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Dec 13, 2014
I got the cockatiel when I was very young. He was hand raised and just a month or so old. He was very moody, one minute he was enjoying the head rub, the next he would start attacking me. He used to chase my sheltie around the house, as well as go after my feet if he was in a bad mood. He did love my brother and strangers. Anytime a new person would come to visit he would start singing and bouncing around. He also enjoy singing to other animals and stuff animals presented to him on the other side of the cage. He enjoyed sharing food with us as well as chewing on the surrounding furniture. A very active bird, and a noisey one. He did pick up a few key phrases, and sing a few tunes. The best attribute this bird had was that he could hear our vehicles from about 1/2 mile away and start squawking. Which is by far better than our watch dogs to let us know someone would be home soon. He lived with our family for 22 years and then passed. He was a great bird and sure a character.