Facts on Cockatiels – Some Things I Bet You Didn’t Know!

Facts On Cockatiels

Cockatiels are very social and for the most part very lovable birds as pets.  Cockatiels make wonderful pets and can get very attached to you, especially if you give them lots of love and attention.

If you can’t spend a lot of time with your cockatiel or are away a lot, it is best to get another cockatiel to keep it company when you can’t.

Here are some more interesting facts on cockatiels that perhaps you didn’t already know:

  • Female cockatiels are more aggressive than males and are more prone to hissing and biting.
  • Female cockatiels are quieter, while male cockatiels are very vocal.
  • Male cockatiels are very good parents and will protect their families against much bigger predators.
  • Female cockatiels are responsible for hatching the eggs and caring for the newborn chicks. If the female cockatiel is killed or injured, the male will step in and assume full responsibility for his brood.
  • A male cockatiel will show more interest than a female in a mirror.
  • If you introduce the birds while they are young, two cockatiels of the same sex will get on just as well as a mixed pair.
  • If you hand-feed your cockatiel, he will bond with you a lot faster, and associate you with positive experiences.
  • In greys, it is easier to tell the difference between the sexes, as the males have brighter faces. With Lutino cockatiels, they look the same, as per the pair below.

This is a picture of my female Lutino Cockatiel – Spook. Isn’t she pretty for a female?

facts on cockatiels

  • Did you know that avo and chocolate could be fatal for your cockatiel?
  • Cockatiels are one of the easiest pets to look after.
  • Cockatiels or any type of caged bird are also one of the cheapest pets to keep. Their food is inexpensive and lasts a long time.
  • Cockatiels make great pets for children.
  • Most cockatiels love to have their heads scratched.
  • Cockatiels are noisy in the mornings and the evenings most days.
  • Cockatiels hate to be in a drafts.
  • There are many different color mutations, but in the wild cockatiels are grey.

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