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Cockatiel

Overall satisfaction

2.25/5

Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Male

Appearance

3/5

Friendly with owner

3/5

Friendly with family

4/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Didn't get to know very well, but...

By

United States

Posted Jan 03, 2015

Don't let my overall not-so-stellar rating of this bird dissuade you from choosing it as a pet! This bird was not exactly my bird, but was instead my sister's, so I did not get to know Cody as much as I would have if I had been his owner. I did live with him for many years, however. Cody was an intelligent-seeming, inquisitive bird who enjoyed to interact with people. In the earliest years, Cody was very affectionate and loved to be taken out of his cage. Later on, however, as he got interacted with less and less, Cody would sometimes act irritated when someone would try to take him out (hissing, trying to bite). I attributed this simply to the fact that over time, we interacted with him less and maybe he wasn't as used to it (or maybe just depressed...). Cody loved to whistle, and could do a *very* rough approximation of the melody/tune of a statement that you said to him. I personally became somewhat annoyed with Cody's whistling later on, but overall I felt somewhat sad for Cody because I feel that he was kind of neglected. Last year, we finally made the decision to give Cody to someone else who we hoped could give him more attention. I hope that Cody is happier now!

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