Cockatiels’ Behavior


Body language is a large part of communication with pets, and I, for one, find birds difficult to understand, so I thought this info-graphic was useful, informative and cute. I thought the left side color-coding for normal, attention and emergency were particularly useful… hopefully this translates to other types of birds, but I shall keep my eyes open to find something similar for parakeets, parrots, etc.



Author: foguth

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12 thoughts on “Cockatiels’ Behavior”

  1. My parents inhereited a cockatil fom a neighbour when she passed away. His name was Fred, but I called him Hissing Sid, as every time I went in the room, he’d hiss at me. I wasn’t living at home at the time, so just visiting, so maybe this was his idea of being a guard bird.

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    1. We’ve never had a cockatiel, though friends have had them… none of them acted like that, though we once had a gander, who was the most vicious guard bird imaginable. We named him Hissifur after he chased our neighbor’s 3 German Shepherds home – they never returned …

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    2. My mother caught two cockatiels, a male and a female, who got caught in our hibiscus bushes several years apart. The male was a nasty fellow, an insistent hisser, but only at the people. The female was far more agreeable. We named them Dr. Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde, and we had them for years.

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