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    Cockatiel Care

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Cockatiels can make for wonderful pet birds, but there are steps you need to take to get the most out of raising these intelligent birds.

    %%AFC-ADVERT%%Whether you’re looking for details on how to teach a cockatiel to talk or simply want to learn basic feeding advice, the information in this guide should answer many of your questions.



    Looking After Cockatiel Birds

    Cockatiels can make for wonderful pet birds, but there are steps you need to take to get the most out of raising these intelligent birds.

    Whether you’re looking for details on how to teach a cockatiel to talk or simply want to learn basic feeding advice, the information in this guide should answer many of your questions.


    Looking After Cockatiel Birds – A Guide to Cockatiel Care

    Cockatiels are generally independent birds, but there are a couple of things you as an owner can do to train these birds.

    In terms of where you should place the cockatiel cage, these birds are less of an issue than other bird and parrot breeds as they make far less noise. However, this doesn’t mean that, with a little work, these birds can’t be trained to talk.

    The best way to encourage a cockatiel to talk and interact with you is to offer plenty of mental stimulation in the cage. Cockatiel birds are easily bored, and may start chewing the walls of the cage without something to keep them occupied.

    Therefore, install plenty of perches and cage toys, and move them around every time you clean out the cage so a cockatiel can face a new challenge and living environment every week or so.

    Make the cleaning process a whole lot of easier by lining the floor of the cage with old newspaper or shavings. Lining the bottom of the cage will make clearing waste away a simple task, and you should attempt a thorough clean of all sides of the cage at least once a month, preferably more.

    Cockatiels should be fed regular bird seed, with the occasional treat thrown in should they exhibit signs of talking or start playing a new game. Try and socialise with your cockatiel as much as possible – this aspect of cockatiel care will increase the chances of the bird talking.



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