Posted Jan 01, 2015
Cockatiels are incredibly vocal. They’d whistle and chirp until the ends of the earth if they could. Buddy, my Cockatiel, was no exception. He would whistle from morning to night, and had dozens of different sounds to keep things new and exciting. In fact, Buddy would whistle louder and more intensely whenever he’d spot himself in the mirror. I know, right? Adorable. He wasn’t wrong, though. Buddy was incredibly beautiful.
Cockatiels aren’t known for their physical beauty. They’re feathers are generally grey or light yellow, and they only have a few facial details. They're simple in appearance. Regardless, they're incredibly stunning due to their personalities. Buddy essentially shined from the inside, and became one of the most beautiful creatures in the world.
As for temperament, Cockatiels are known to be incredibly sweet and cheerful animals. With ample love and attention, a relationship can easily bloom between a human and its pet. This is easily attainable due to their size and willingness to perch on one’s shoulder for a long duration of time. In fact, Buddy would do just about anything with us. It didn’t matter if we’d be watching television, or doing homework; he was always right there on our shoulder, nibbling on our hair.
The sole con I have with this breed is their cost. Sure, you can get them for a wonderful price, but caring for one can become costly. Their cage alone can be substantial, as they generally flourish in a larger environment. Fortunately, their food and toys can be cost-effective if one chooses to make them. My family and I often did this. As such, if budgeted correctly, Cockatiels can make wonderful pets.
In all, I would suggest this breed to anyone looking for a companion. Buddy was an incredible part of the family, and he is deeply missed.