The smallest of the cockatoo family, Cockatiels are great for beginner bird owners. They are better known for whistling than talking, but some can learn to mimic human speech.
Other Animal Facts
Combinations of gray, white, and/or yellow patterns, often with an orange patch on each cheek.
6 years on average
These intelligent and curious birds adore play time with their humans. With practice, they may learn a few words and commands.
Eats a variety of seeds, pellets, fruits and vegetables. Enjoys a millet spray or honey stick as a treat.
Needs a roomy cage with at least 2 different sizes/ textures of perches and a variety of toys.
Enjoys interacting with humans, and does well in pairs or groups of other birds.