How do you adopt a cockatiel?

Our recommendation is to ask an avian veterinarian or search online for a reputable bird rescue and shelter organization in your area. Do not buy or adopt a bird from anyone willing to do so, so as not to encourage the sale and breeding of parrots for commercial purposes only.

Where can I find a cockatiel for adoption?

Cockatiel Rescue organization work hard to prepare Cockatiels for their next home, and will work with you to find a bird whose temperament will suit your lifestyle.

Is it safe to adopt a cockatiel if you smoke?

If you smoke please do not adopt a Cockatiel as the negative effects of second hand smoke are amplified for birds because with every breath they renew 100% of the air from their lungs. Finally, immediately after adopting a Cockatiel find a local veterinarian who can give the Cockatiel checkups, and diagnose any major issues.

Is there a non profit organization for cockatiels?

Avian Rescue (ARC) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation committed to helping save the lives of all birds, one branch is known as Cockatiel Rescue (CR) and is devoted to saving and preserving those colorful, and talkative Cockatiels. ARC has 501 (c) (3) IRS tax exempt status, if you would consider donating time, materials, or money.

Why did a cockatiel go to a shelter?

Cockatiels from shelters usually end up there because the previous owner is suffering a financial hardship, moved, had a death in the family or gave up on caring for the Cockatiel, NOT because the Cockatiel is unhealthy. How Can I Spend Time With Cockatiels Without Adopting?

How do you care for a cockatiel?

Cockatiel care includes good regulation of its diet. This bird is used to eating seeds, pelleted feed and fresh chopped fruits, vegetables, and greens. For proper cockatiel care, it is important to wash your bird’s food and water containers daily. Clean the cage and accessories on a regular basis.

How much does a cockatiel cost?

The average cost of a cockatiel is only $80-100, but the start-up costs for its cage, food and equipment can easily reach $300. Also remember that the cockatiel will need food and toys, and at least one veterinary exam per year.

What is the temperament of a cockatiel?

Temperament. Mosy handfed Cockatiels have a very sweet, even temperament, and will exhibit a rather curious and inquisitive nature. They can bond closely with their owners and can be extremely affectionate. Cockatiels are quite intelligent and very social, and enjoy interacting with their human “flock”.

What is the behavior of a cockatiel?

The usual cockatiel behavior is to explore new objects with their mouths – they use their tongue first, and then their beak. Often they become so absorbed in exploring the new object that they seem oblivious to everything else.