I created this website to provide updated information on Cockatiels As Pets and
enlighten people about what they need to know about keeping Cockatiels. I have owned cockatiels all my life and find them to be wonderful pets who give my family and I much joy.
I’ve cut through all the hype and revealed the facts that will help you
decide whether Cockatiels ar the right pet for you.
As the parrot family is so different looking to other bird species, studies were done to see which bird species they were most closely related to. At first, most studies came to the conclusion that the parrot family is more closely related to owls than any other bird group. There is another group of taxonomists that say the parrot family is more closely related to the pigeon family. It is now strongly believed that the pigeon is the parrots most closely related relative.
There is a stunning difference in the external appearance of the long-tailed cockatiel and the larger stockier, short-tailed cockatoos. Cockatoos also have massive and powerful beaks which they use to break open bark to feed on wood-boring grubs, or even snap open nuts. The cockatiel on the other hand with its smaller beak had a more nomadic existence searching for seeds and water in the arid central regions of Australia.
Another bird that shares the same habits of the cockatiel is the bugerigar or as it is better known, parakeet. The bugerigar (budgie) also makes a great pet, but the cockatiel does have more advantages as a pet, with it’s unique personality and greater lifespan.
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