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    10 Cockatiel Facts

    ArticleThursday 09 December 2010
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    Cockatiels for sale are some of the most popular birds that people keep as pets. The cockatiel bird is an interesting breed of bird. If you are considering cockatiels for sale, see the following rundown of 10 cockatiel facts.

     

    1.  The cockatiel bird originates from Australia.

     

    2.  It has been said that cockatiels are the second most popular pet bird (budgies are first).

     

    3.  Cockatiels were previously considered part of the parrot family, but recent research shows they are actually cockatoos.

     

    4.  Although most cockatiels live to the age of 15-20 years, one was recorded to reach 36!

     

    5.  Cockatiels for sale can be found in a huge number of colours including: Lutino (yellow), cinnamon, albino and fallow.

     

    6.  Cockatiels have been known to mimic certain sounds, such as doorbells and phones ringing.

     

    7.  Cockatiel birds are fiercely loyal creatures and can become aggressive towards other people than their owner. In the wild they are very overprotective of their family.

     

    8.  Cockatiel birds are the only cockatoo species to begin breeding in their first year.

     

    9.  Cockatiels instinctively hide signs of illness – a trait from their days in the wild.

     

    10.  Cockatiels become destructive and aggressive when left alone for too long.

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