Why I Love Cockatiels

Cockatiels make the most wonderful pets.  Don’t let their size fool you, because they have oodles of charm and character once you get to know them.

My own cockatiel is an addict for head scratches – he just can’t get enough.  I think this goes to say with most cockatiels, and II wish there was a gadget that I could buy that could do this for him when I can’t, because he will honestly just sit all day with his head cocked forward waiting for more.

Here are a couple of cute cockatiel video’s that people post online of their pets.

On this site, which I have been building over the past few years, I have tried to explore all aspects of cockatiels and keeping cockatiels as pets.  If you need to find out anything about cockatiels, this is the site that you should find it.

Here are some cute video’s I found on the internet that show just what characters cockatiels can be.

I think that the only thing that may annoy people is the ear piecing screech that cockatiels do. This normally happens in the mornings and early evenings, or when they are upset  suddenly.

So if you don’t like noisy birds, then you may prefer a budgie as a pet, who loves to constantly chatter, but more  softly than a cockatiel.

Remember that the more time you spend with your pet cockatiel, the more he will develop and he will eventually get to love and trust you so much that he will feel like an extended member of the family. Cockatiels are very social birds, and love attention, so don’t be afraid to give it to them.

18 Comments

  1. I think they are lovely birds. The second video shows the relationship that can be established with the owner, This means that spending time with them or even scratching their head if required will go a long way in sustaining such relationship.
    I will suggest then that anyone owning a Cockatiel should not contemplate having a gadget to do the head scratching for him or her..

    1. I must admit that I have never heard of having a gadget to do the head scratching, but nowadays anything is possible.

  2. I think they are lovely birds. The second video shows the relationship that can be established with the owner, This means that spending time with them or even scratching their head if required will go a long way in sustaining such relationship.

    I will suggest then that anyone owning a Cockatiel should not contemplate having a gadget to do the head scratching for him or her.

  3. I love the videos of the pet cockatiels. I can see how birds can have just as much personality as any other pet! Do you ever travel? What do you do with your pet cockatiel if you want to go on a trip? That would be my biggest consideration. We like to do a week’s holiday during the winter.

    1. Luckily it is easy to get somebody to look after our birds. They are easy pets to care for, and there is always someone willing to take on a bird for a week or two.

  4. Cockateils are such adorable birds! You are right in that they have their own distinct personalities. The more time you spend with them the better the relationship – but that’s pretty much true of any pet. I adore birds but have never had one of my own, although I have had the pleasure of birdsitting a friend’s cockatiel. They sure can get noisy though! Thanks for sharing those cute videos.

  5. Thanks for sharing this information about cockatiels. I have had parquets and canaries but never a cockatiel. 

    They seem to be such wonderful birds. I like how the relationship can be established with them. Spending time with them I see as a most enjoyable experience. I enjoy all different types of animals and I appreciate knowing the benefits of having a cockatiel.  

    1. You really need to try a cockatiel, as they make the most wonderful pets, and also have far more personality than a canary.

  6. Hi Michel. 

    Really cute cockatiels you have pics of here! 

    We always have had pets in our family. Dogs, cats, hamsters, fishes, you name it! But never any kind of bird. All tho I have thought about it more than once. But even though I love pets and animals, it always somewhat scared me to get cockatiel for example. I always thought they would be hard to take care of. Your post somewhat erased that thought. Maybe I should reconsider. I will follow your journey! 🙂

  7. Such amazing and diverse characters from these little birds. The relationship between the owner and the cockatiel is clear for all to see in the second video you shared, and it seems like the cockatiel is a fan of star wars too haha.

    Thanks for sharing these videos, as you say Cockatiels can make amazing pets and the content you have included clearly backs this up.

  8. Hi Michel,

    Cockatiels are really beautiful and I float with love when they become around me in the park or even in the backyard.

    They do have an annoying sound, and my youngest daughter always runs behind them when they start being noisy. But having them as pet, will be another story and you can develop a deep and close relationship between you and the cockatiels. 

    What do you do if you intend to travel?

    Have great weekend

    1. Thanks for stopping by Safia. You are so lucky to get to see cockatiels in the wild. You don’t get them in the wild at all here in South Africa.

      When I travel, I always get my step daughter or my best friend to babysit my birds. I simply take the cages to their homes, so it is easy.

  9. Cockatiels are truly amazing and beautiful birds. I had about 16 in different cages for my children when they growing up for them to learn about the different animals. The one thing I liked is that each Cockatiel is different with several colors. Although they at times could be loud, that got my husband’s nerves while watching TV. 

  10. I love cockatiel videos. I can see how birds can have as many personalities as any other pet! What would you do with your cockatiels if you wanted to go on an excursion? That would be my biggest consideration.The more time you spend with them, the better the relationship. Thank you for sharing these lovely videos.

    1. Birds are easy. When you go away you simply hand over the cage to a trusted friend. It is easier to take care of a bird than a cat or dog in my opinion.

  11. Oh my god they are so cute. 

    The most beautiful thing I have seen today. I enjoyed all the videos so much, they are smart and have feelings just as we do. I think that people that love animals are the best people in the world. 

    Thank you for making my day beautiful!

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