Acquired: Pet store
Posted May 15, 2015
The cockatiel is the excellent bird for a first time owner. They are easy to look after, and can eat practically anything as I enjoy feeding mine crackers and crisps. Even the occasional piece of bread. They are lovely animals, that are very sociable. They make great family pets, but will latch more to her main owners and will show her favorites openly. They are very healthy birds, as within 10 years I have never for any reason had to take my bird to the vets. They need a large cage with toys for stimuli and to be let out for as long as possible, preferably daily. If you do this you will have a very happy bird, that will love you for the full 20 years of their life.