Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Feb 08, 2015
I have a male and a female Cockatiel. They are good pets for first-time bird owners. They can be housed in a medium sized cage and are relatively inexpensive. Males can be trained to say a few phrases and mimic sounds. Females sing and chirp. One of the birds was hand-raised and is more likely to step-up then the one that was not. They are closely bonded with each other and have been bred twice. We now keep them separated, because breeding can be hard on the female. The male gets upset if he can't see his girlfriend. All birds are messy.