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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-02-2014, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cockatiel Care!


Hi I am thinking about getting a cockatiel and so far I have not had any luck finding a good website to read about them. I am looking for any GOOD websites on their care, any opinions, how you care for your tiels, brand or product reccomendations, DIY anything for cockatiels, things to be aware of before buying, and anything else you believe that I sould know. I look forward to hearing from you.
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[pThere is an excellent website (in my opinion):
http://cockatielcottage.net/
And you can always join Talk Cockatiels here:
http://talkcockatiels.com/forum.php
I think you will be pleased with a cockatiel as a pet. They are such loving and affectionate, loyal little birds. Both males and females make great pets, males being more vocal and noisy.
My favorite part about getting a baby tiel is waiting to find out what they turn out to be, lol. Boy or girl.
Keep us posted!

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Those were the two sites I was going to direct you too there are a lot of cockatiel owners here though!

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Thanks! I am happy to get a response!
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I agree, join Talk Cockatiels! There are a ton of "stickies" there on care, housing etc. Plus, you can watch videos and look at pictures of people's tiels to get an idea of what they're like.
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OK I'll sign up now.
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Cockatiel care is quite simple, I have no doubt you'll be an expert in no time.
They require a minimum cage size of 18" in any direction, a wider cage is more preferable than a tall one so that they can spread their wings and get a little flight exercise in their cage.
Diet is simple, some seeds, pellets, fresh fruit, veggies, and grains.

I absolutely love 'Tiels, they are such wonderful little birds!



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OK thanks for the Info Kayla! I will be getting a cage on amazon!
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Your welcome! That sounds like a good plan, I suggest a flight cage as bigger is better.



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That one might have too large of bar spacing, I would stick with 1/2" bar spacing just to be safe, don't want your 'Tiel getting it's head stuck in the bars!



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OOh good point I look for more
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That's only 5/8th spacing... Kayla is 5/8ths to big?
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I'll have to double check, if you go on Talk Cockatiels they should have a caging thread with minimum cage dimensions, etc on there with maximum bar spacing.
I will see if I can find it!



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Here is a good article on bar spacing, it has proper bar spacing suggestions down a bit in the article.
http://www.birdtricks.com/blog/a-coc...e-bar-spacing/



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The second one would be PERFECT. HQ flights are highly recommended for smaller birds.



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I have 4 of the HQ (second link) and love them! They are very good quality and sturdy! You won't be sorry with an HQ! Cages , left to right.. Far left pineapple green cheek, then a cockatiel, 5 budgies and far right is a parrotlet.
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OKay I'm buying it.
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I have 4 of the HQ (second link) and love them! They are very good quality and sturdy! You won't be sorry with an HQ! Cages , left to right.. Far left pineapple green cheek, then a cockatiel, 5 budgies and far right is a parrotlet.

Your set up is awesome!!!!
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