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cockatiel

small, canary-sized Australian parrot, crested and brown with a yellow head. Popular as cage pets because of their speed in learning to converse with humans and engaging personalities. Called also quarrian, Nymphicus hollandicus.
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A video that went viral Tuesday shows a cockatiel channeling a ringing iPhone.
Results--Deslorelin acetate implants significantly suppressed egg laying in cockatiels, compared with effects for the placebo implants.
There are specially formulated seed mixtures for cockatiels available in all the local pet stores.
Q My young son wants a cockatiel but I am worried it won't live long.
Everyone else has cats, dogs and hamsters, not six cockatiels.
She let captive cockatiels choose mates and gauged how well matched each pair was, according to a "personality" test of cockatiel traits.
She was instructed to remove the cockatiels from her home and referred to her private physician for further follow-up.
PS: The record for the oldest cockatiel so far is 32-year-old Sam belonging to Mrs Lewin of Isleworth, Middlesex.
Finches, parakeets and cockatiels came in by the dozen - mostly from private bird owners - and canaries and lovebirds were purchased at the pet store.
Mr James, of Mary Webb Road, Shrewsbury, said his collection grew from two cockatiels given to him as presents from his daughters.
Most budgies (parakeets), common canaries, and cockatiels are captive-bred.
On the other hand, small, passive birds, such as canaries, cockatiels, doves, finch- es, and quail, need little human interaction.