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Old 03-12-2019, 09:50 AM
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Yup, cockatiels and budgies are "kiddies birds" overhere, so a lot of schoolchildren (7-14) get one as a "less demanding than a dog or cat and not as stinky as a rabbit or hamster"-animal so nobody is really prepared for the non-stop whistles and schreeches for attention of the semi-neglected bird.
Unfortunately they are not seen a real parrots (parakeets are not considered parrots by most people) and also not treated as such, they are in the catagory "small dumb birds kept in cages" like zebra finches and canaries.
(they cost about the same too)

I personally really prefer a few loud screeches once in a while (none would be better, but hey...parrot!) and mostly silence to the non-stop tweeting, twittering, whistling and schreeches.

That is probably why there is a fad about the Pyrrhura (you call them conure) going on: they are the grown-up persons budgie...
Once we are grown up and settled we miss the funny little birdy we had when we were young(er) so we get an "adults-birdy".



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great questions!
I grow up with tiels and a blue-streaked lory. Cockatiels are way underrated. They are like larger parrots as they are very sociable and love to play like larger parrots do and pretty smart. They sure not be in the catagory "small dumb birds kept in cages" like people think they are? It is sad pet stores sell them as such pretty much. They literally make the perfect companion pet for most? If given the chance, they bond to owners strongly and highly intelligent and playful, while not being as demanding as larger parrots. "like you some what stated most people are sheepish unfortunately and follow tend". People sure go to the pet stores, or rescues and see for themselves how different species birds are and loudest and see which one they adapt to, or the bird that picks them and go from there? You know how many time I use to see people come to rescues wanting a Macaw and dead set on a MACAW claiming to watch tons of videos and online research on a Macaw and then end up leaving with a completely different species, like a lory, or a eclectus, or a Cockatiel? Quite a bit.

Even me I was dead set on a Congo African grey and ended up meeting Baby my umbrella cockatoo that ended up picking me as only one at the time as only one she would step up on without severely biting and she ended up bonding to me and literally would climb down stand and look for me. She literately picked me.

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Old 03-12-2019, 10:20 AM
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Re: Deciding on a Species

Oh I agree completely.
Every animal has its own unique rule-set and some really resonate with you and some dont.
That is why this OPs question is such a great one! (And so hard to answer)


"The general public" is a scary beast
I much prefer individuals.

I wish everybody had the luxury of meeting different species before finding 'the click'.
(I got lucky with some of mine, though my first budgie was an abolute psycho)

I havent had a 'tiel of my own, but the ones I met usually where high-screeching in ears for all they were worth (in homes) or sitting frightened in a corner of a sales-cage.
You almost make me want to pick one up and try
(I have an offer "to get them -out the nest- before the mice eat them" from someone. That is how undervalued/ extremely common they are around here.)

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Old 03-12-2019, 11:03 AM
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I. Love. Cockatiels. They’re sweet and have the loveliest vocalizations. They’re a real pleasure and can do well when you’re at work as long as you make time for them before and after. I would get one now but there aren’t any here where i live.





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I am bit intrigued. Burundi must be a fascinating place.

I find it difficult to believe that the city or place you live does not have cockatiels . I have assumed that all the major cities and towns of the world that have say a 100,000 people or more would have a pet shop or breeder with Budgies, Cockatiels and possibly the Rosy faced, (and for bigger towns Fischer's and Yellow collared_ lovebirds.


Yes very different here indeed!!!

I’ve not yet seen a cockatiel I hope to!


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Old 03-12-2019, 01:11 PM
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Wow. In my experience a happy and healthy cockatiel is a very quiet friend, especially if female. If they are screeching something is wrong (such as belonging to a child and being neglected; most parrots scream when neglected). Budgies on the other hand sing for joy so a happy budgie is quite noisy often!


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Old 03-12-2019, 03:10 PM
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Wow. In my experience a happy and healthy cockatiel is a very quiet friend, especially if female. If they are screeching something is wrong (such as belonging to a child and being neglected; most parrots scream when neglected). Budgies on the other hand sing for joy so a happy budgie is quite noisy often!


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Agreed as never had a loud one even my males are not loud at all. They do sing and chirp every so often, but usually when they want to come out and playing around. They are usually well behaved and don't scream. Plus only was bitten once by Pepper when I first got him, but haven't been bitten again since and handle them daily. They are usually very friendly and love attention. Only time seen one that gets aggressive, or bite a lot is when neglected and not handled much?
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I really like to hear that - I always hoped/ feared those birds were noisy because of the way they were treated (and not because they are a noisy species).
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:32 PM
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Loud cockatiels?? Ducky is very quiet. The only noises she makes are little chirps and contact calls when I first leave the room.

I totally agree — cockatiels are extremely underrated. I adore them. Cockatiels are literally my perfect bird. Ducky cuddles, loves scritches, does tricks, flies to me, and sits on my shoulder for hours. I don’t understand why they’re often grouped with budgies as “starter birds” or “children’s birds”. They are just as lovable as any of the large parrots. Cockatiels have nothing to do with budgies except for the fact that they both live in Australia.
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Old 03-12-2019, 06:16 PM
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Loud cockatiels?? Ducky is very quiet. The only noises she makes are little chirps and contact calls when I first leave the room.

I totally agree — cockatiels are extremely underrated. I adore them. Cockatiels are literally my perfect bird. Ducky cuddles, loves scritches, does tricks, flies to me, and sits on my shoulder for hours. I don’t understand why they’re often grouped with budgies as “starter birds” or “children’s birds”. They are just as lovable as any of the large parrots. Cockatiels have nothing to do with budgies except for the fact that they both live in Australia.


And of course I have to say that a tame budgie is a truly delightful companion. File under “playful, adventurous, intelligent, males have great talking ability, very active” though the English budgies are much calmer and seem quieter as well.

My own Darlin’ Carlin is adorable and such a joy to live with


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I really like to hear that - I always hoped/ feared those birds were noisy because of the way they were treated (and not because they are a noisy species).


Christa, if you’re on Instagram, follow some cockatiels. My personal fave is @enzothecockatiel305 She’s always posting videos of him clowning and he chirps and whistles a lot in the videos, but they’re very happy sounds, and she probably doesn’t take video when he’s just sitting around being quiet LOL. I’m totally enchanted by cockatiels.




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Old 03-12-2019, 08:40 PM
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Loud cockatiels?? Ducky is very quiet. The only noises she makes are little chirps and contact calls when I first leave the room.

I totally agree — cockatiels are extremely underrated. I adore them. Cockatiels are literally my perfect bird. Ducky cuddles, loves scritches, does tricks, flies to me, and sits on my shoulder for hours. I don’t understand why they’re often grouped with budgies as “starter birds” or “children’s birds”. They are just as lovable as any of the large parrots. Cockatiels have nothing to do with budgies except for the fact that they both live in Australia.


And of course I have to say that a tame budgie is a truly delightful companion. File under “playful, adventurous, intelligent, males have great talking ability, very active” though the English budgies are much calmer and seem quieter as well.

My own Darlin’ Carlin is adorable and such a joy to live with


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Yes, of course I never meant that budgies deserved that reputation as a “starter bird”, but I do feel like cockatiels are a little more of a companion bird. I have budgies as well and I personally just feel much closer to Ducky and Kermit (GCC). Ducky is closely bonded with me, loves to sit with me and cuddle, while my budgies mostly prefer doing their own thing. Pearl was hand-fed as a baby, is a great talker, and very very hyper. Pearl almost fits your description perfectly! But she is simply not that interested in people. She spends a lot of time pestering Kermit to be her friend. Bluebell isn’t very social either, and she mostly prefers to stay in her cage. I can see how budgies can be very happy with their own kind and not interacting with humans all that much.

Carlin is adorable!
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