Small Parrot Species (Lovebirds, Cockatiels, Parrotlets and Parakeets / Budgies)

Description
The most popular pet birds are the small parrots. Most people start out with them. Some may move on to larger birds - and many of those who have and find out how demanding the larger parrots are - find themselves going to these little gems. If you want to learn more about them, or wish to share your experiences with others, this is the forum for you.

Biting and screeching cockatiel

Submitted by fitchick1961 on Sat, 12/19/2015 - 23:14
I have an approximately 2 y\o cockatiel. Originally I bought him from a pet store for my mom. According to the store he or she, no idea which, had been hand raised and fed. They said the bird was only a few months old. There were 2, and the one I bought was friendly and allowed myself and my daughter to handle him. Since bringing him home, my mom has always cleaned the cage and changed his food and water daily. When we first got him, she also taught him to talk. In the first few months of having him, he was skittish, but eventually would come on my finger, and allowed me to scratch his head.

Biting and screeching cockatiel

Submitted by fitchick1961 on Sat, 12/19/2015 - 22:29
I have an approximately 2 y\o cockatiel. Originally I bought him from a pet store for my mom. According to the store he or she, no idea which, had been hand raised and fed. They said the bird was only a few months old. There were 2, and the one I bought was friendly and allowed myself and my daughter to handle him. Since bringing him home, my mom has always cleaned the cage and changed his food and water daily. When we first got him, she also taught him to talk.

Broody Cockatiel

Submitted by Vicky on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 00:00
We have an female and male Cockatiel and we saw them mating about a week ago today. She hasn't been building a nest or anything. Do you think she getting ready to lay her eggs? She is looking bigger down near her tail feathers. She seems to sleep a lot also is this normal for her to do before laying eggs? Is it ok to let her have time out of the cage. I do let her out will both of them. V