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Old 04-01-2019, 03:50 AM
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Re: Getting a cockatiel

If you want a cuddly companionbird: start with one, not a couple.

As long as you realise they are -deep in their DNA- groupbirds and need a LOT of interaction every single day and if you can give him that it will be fine.
(I say him- the males seem to be a bit easier than the females in this case)

NOt sure if you live alone or with family- the more interaction the better, so never put a bird alone in a room.
Always place it where the flock (human of birdfamily) is.

Get a couple (male/female) and you get the hormones, the maybe eggs etc.etc. - do not go there if you've never had a bird before!
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:32 AM
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Re: Getting a cockatiel

Thank you everyone so much, for all the answers!
I will take all of this into account and make sure my home is full proof before getting a bird

I live with my boyfriend (who is on board with getting a cockatiel) and we both have a 9 to 5 job, so that is the reason why I was thinking it would be better to get a couple.

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