Tips For Taking Care Of Your Cockatiel

A cockatiel is a one of a kind bird that is as unique as you are. Taking care of a cockatiel doesn’t require you to be a brain surgeon, but you must think things through. Always remember that these are warm-weather birds that don’t like to be out in the cold. If you live in a cold climate country, you’ll want to make sure that your cockatiel is kept indoors during the winter months. Nothing makes a cocktail more grumpy than having to fly out in the bitter cold. Keep your cocktail nice and toasty, and it’ll sing you pretty songs and be your best friend for a very long time.

The right size of the cage is a must

The cage for your cockatiel must be 24″ x 24″ x 24″. Why that size? A cockatiel needs more space than smaller birds such as finches. It makes sense that you wouldn’t want to cram a cockatiel in a cage that’s too small. If the cage your cockatiel lives in is too small, it will make your bird feel cramped up. When a cockatiel feels cramped up, he becomes aggressive when you take him out of his cage. It makes sense because if you were cooped up, you too would be aggressive when coming out of your age. If you’re in doubt if the cage for your cockatiel is the right size, go to the pet shop where you bought your bird and buy a cage there. If the pet shop doesn’t have the right size cage, they will know a store that has what you’re looking for.

Proper grooming is a must for your cockatiel

Doesn’t it sound a little strange that your bird needs grooming? It does, and you will have to take grooming seriously if you want your cockatiel to stay healthy. How do you groom a cockatiel? Your cockatiel’s wings need to be clipped regularly. The process of clipping their wings is painless, and it doesn’t cause any discomfort. Your cockatiel will eventually get used to having its wings clipped, and it won’t put up a fuss. The same thing can’t be said about a dog getting its fur cut. It seems that some dogs always hate getting a haircut no matter how much better it makes them look.

Feed your cockatiel the right diet

What do cockatiels eat? Cockatiels mostly eat seeds and pellets. You can also feed your cockatiel fruits and vegetables. A balanced diet of seeds and fresh produce is what your cockatiel wants the most. Always try to mix it up a little and feed your cockatiel a variety of foods to make sure that its diet doesn’t become boring.

Cockatiels are social creatures that require stimulation

You will want to make sure that your cockatiel gets out of its cage and is allowed to mingle in your home. Don’t take your cockatiel outside since you can’t ensure that it’ll come back. If your cockatiel ends up going out on its own, it may stay away for good. A cockatiel won’t survive long outside your home unless you live in the tropics. So, with that in mind. Allow your cockatiel to get out of the cage occasionally, but make sure that it can’t leave your home. Allow everyone in the family to show your cockatiel plenty of attention because it will savor every second of it.