Cockatiel care and management
Cockatiels combine the characteristics of many other animals. They are highly social like dogs but then again independent like cats. Their diet is similar to that of a rodent. Still, a cockatiel is a bird, or a small parrot. It’s an exotic creature with an amazing ability to fly. These things must be taken into consideration for proper cockatiel care and management. This part is about bringing a new cockatiel home, about the first steps and the life later on.
If you have purchased a fledgling cockatiel and have managed to tame it to some extent, you will soon notice that it is just like a baby. It is exceedingly curious, wants to taste everything that it gets in its sight, and even everything dangerous and scary has to be scrutinized and touched. So, it is wise to look after the fledgling, so it doesn’t get itself into trouble.
Remember that your new Cockatiel faces a critical period. It has been separated from its parents and siblings, and it’s going through a significant life change, also because of the moving into a new family. An adult cockatiel needs your patience and understanding. You may have acquired a rescue cockatiel, which may have a dark past behind him. Give the rookie some time and, therefore, please remember to respect the space and privacy of the bird. You’ll have made it pretty far when you can identify with the thoughts of the bird and learn how to see the world through the eyes of the Cockatiel.