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Re: cockatiels

Posted by Gloria on 12/03/09
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    On 11/26/09, Mia Evans wrote:
    > On 11/11/09, ellie wrote:
    >> hi, im new and i really wanted a cockatoo but they are too
    >> big and expensive. i wanted one because of the thingy on
    >> its head. so i found out about cockatiels. they seem much
    >> more me. they look like they have rosey cheeks!! well,i
    >> have a cage left from my last bird but i just need
    >> helpppppp!!!! to start out and all. thankz.
    >
    >
    > Hi, I just got a cockatiel, she is a great pet. But one
    > thing you cannot forget is they need TONS of attention, like
    > hours a day. The like to be out of their cage and on your
    > shoulder when you are home. They can also start destructive
    > behavior such as biting, screaming, and feather plucking if
    > they don't get enough attention. They also love to explore
    > and try everything (well, most everything) you eat...don't
    > let them eat very much human food or they will be overweight
    > which is very dangerous for birds. Also, sugar isnt good for
    > them at all. And they need a cage about 3' by 2' by 2' or
    > larger and bar spacing no larger that 1/2 inch! Any larger
    > is dangerous to the bird. Before you adopt any animal, do
    > some research, they are lots of responsibility!
    >
    > Hope this helps and good luck finding your new feathered
    > friend!!