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beano

Cockatiel

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

5/5

Friendly with family

3/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Song-vocal quality

5/5

Mimics sounds-words

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

beano my cockatiel

By

Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

Posted Apr 16, 2009

i have recently obtained a female hand reared cockatiel she is a pied, she is gorgeus when i first had her she wasnt feeding properly prefferring millet seed held out to her, she still will not use the feeding dishes on the cage , but i stopped buying millet spray she now has mixed seed and a lot of veggies (no lettuce) and pasta and rice, in a plant pot outside the cage, each meal time she will fly over to see what im having and torment the living daylights until she gets some she loves mashed potato )but only gets minute amounts), each night i have to collect her off the top of her cage raise her to my face for a kiss before bed most times shes happy with that and will return to her cage but a few times she needs to jump over on to my shoulder and wiggle down under my clothing for a cwtch, she teases my xolo relentlessly but he never chases her, just watches as if to say one day girl ill have you lol,  in my childhood we were given a grey male cockatiel, who was wild, he used to reply to us in mimic and screeches he used to say things like for christ sake woman, and that phone bills gonna break the bank, he didnt get those phrases from us but, two sugars, and put the kettle on, which he said each morning were ours, we loved this bird intensely but he wasnt safe to leave out of his cage , beanos out all day, but tom would kamikaze dive at the window pane, so was better left in we adapted a rabbit hutch for him in the end so he could have flight room, he didnt want company having put paid to two budgies and four female cockatiels  which we tried to introduce to him at different times, ive a feeling he had bonded before and lost his mate, we had no experience of bird ownership at the time but knew we couldnt leave this one be as he was going to be left in the house when the owner moved out , i think my dad made a bit of a stink at the time as the owner never spoke to us after, these4 birds are very friendly if treated correctly , they provide hours of entertainment, and cheap as chips to own

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