The cockatiel is a small, greenish colored bird which has bright orange beige wings. The cockatiel belongs to the same avian family (Cacatuanidae) with the large cockatoo. About 13 inches (34 cm) long, the cockatiel usually lives in large trees and eat grasses or seeds. Cockatiels also have a highly developed sense of smell. They are very good climbers and are used to heights of up to 6 feet (iacroic), which is why they are often found on building walls and chimneys.
Caring for a cockatiel isn’t always simple, especially if you have other pets that will need to be taken care of at the same time. In addition, there are many different types of birds that can be placed with the cockatiel, so you will need extra care when bringing home this beautiful bird. There are several types of birds that are not safe to place with the cockatiel including the yellow-faced cockatiel, the black cockatiel, the yellow leged cockatiel and the black headed cockatiel. Before bringing home any birds, you should first learn about their required care.
Cockatiels are part of the parrot family, but they are quite different from parrots in that they do not have a prehensile tail. This means that they cannot tip the upper part of their bodies towards you when you hold them over the head; therefore, they are best suited to be placed in cages which have a cover. It is very important that you do not mistreat the cockatiel since mistreating these birds can result in them developing psychological problems such as boredom and loneliness.
Since cockatiels cannot tip their heads, they are better suited to be kept in aviaries or small aviaries where they can roam around freely. However, it is possible for cockatiel owners to tame them if they are properly taken cared of. The easiest way to tame a cockatiel is through training. Training is important because it helps the bird to learn how to behave around other pets such as your pet birds. When training your cockatiel, you should make sure that you only use positive reinforcement so that they will not think that they are being mistreated. The use of negative conditioning will only make the training difficult.
Another thing that you can do to help train your cockatiel effectively is through teaching them tricks. Some pet birds cannot learn tricks through traditional methods; however, there are books and DVDs available which can help teach your cockatiel tricks. One good trick which is quite easy to teach your cockatiel is the “teach your Parrot To Sing”, which is available in most pet bird shops. This trick involves placing the parrot in front of a microphone. With the microphone turned on, say the word “sing” repeatedly while holding the parrot’s head up. This trick teaches your cockatiel that when they hear the word, they have to press their head against the microphone in order to continue to say the word.
Cockatiels can also be used as pets. They are extremely intelligent and can become bored easily. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide your cockatiel with sufficient activities outside its cage. You can allow your pet bird to go outside its cage for a short period of time once a week during summer. A more active cockatiel will tend to be more energetic than an inactive one.