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Eric the Animal Guy - 2005-09-23
I have had Altair ("the flyer" in Arabic) since I was 12 and I am now 24 years old, so I have had A.C. for about 12 1/2 years so far, though they went by more quickly than I could imagine, let me tell you that!

I am a longtime animal lover, and I was the type of kid you would see with their nose stuck in a book, looking up how to milk snakes for their venom, or how to auccessfully capture a crocodile, etc. Well, I stumbled across a book on bird pets when I was about ten, found out about Cockatiels when I was 10 1/2, and spent about 1 and a half years studying everything I could on them. . .

. . .A.C. is a standard grey cockatiel, confirmed by a vet as being male. He lives in near harmony with a rat, a cat, and a bat. Not joking. I have one twisted animal kingdom in my house :P. He is a surprisingly quick learner, and as he had been handfed as a baby he was very tame when I got him, so I could begin training almost right away.

Cockatiels are a wonderful first pet to have, though DO NOT get it for your child as a "responsibility lesson." My aunt did that to her child and it had disastrous results. Get it only if you are commited for a longterm 'relationship', but when you do get it be ready for one of the best things in your life!

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michelle - 2005-09-15
I have had my Lutino cockatiel for almost 2 years, I bought her as a baby, hand tamed her myself, she has to be the easiest and best bird I have ever owned. She is super-friendly and will chatter and whistle, funny enough she will allow my one year old son to play with her!
Michelle 9/15/05

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Talisha M - 2005-09-11
I had a cockatiel named George and he passed away a few years ago from a green-ant bite.(It was so sad. He was such a good bird and I loved him so much.) I always took him outside to eat some grass, and he never flew away because he loved us so much. I loved him back. i'll never forget George. I might be getting Lauren's cockatiel called Milo though! She wrote in about him. she is one of my friends at school. I have seen Milo and she is such a wonderful bird but not as good as George!! I love you George!

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joe - 2005-08-18
I have a pearl myself and he just seems to be the happiest thing you could ever meet

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brandon - 2005-08-16
I have a grey cockatiel named sam. he has some budgie freinds and is very happy. sam loves to walk on the carpet and he thinks he can fly. I love my cockatiel. I got him off freecycle from kamloops bc. he has a friend named blaze, get it? WHAT IN SAM BLAZE IS GOING ON, well blaze is a green baby budgie. he is what we would call a human teen. sam is lonely becouse blaze is playing with the other budgies and sam is on my shoulder right now. say hi sam

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Glen Korotash - 2005-08-08
My cockatiel's name is Copter. That's what he sounds like when he would fly around the house. He is 23 years old and still whistles and talks. It took us a few years to realize that his first strange sounds were his immitation of a miniature poodle barking. The dog lived across the street from Copter's window and it was always barking.The dog must be long gone by now as that was over 20 years ago, but the bark lives on to this day! After fifteen years we finally realized that his weird tapping on the bottom of his cage was an exact duplication of the washing machine in the room opposite his cage. He used to fly every day until this year. He hates fruit and vegetables and has never eaten them, except for an occasional piece of lettuce. He tricks a lot of people into thinking that there is another person in the house with his beautiful tunes.
Glen

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Anonymous - 2005-08-01
I have two cockatiels. when they laid eggs i got on the computer to look for info and it said it takes 18-20 days for them to hatch and it also said it has 3-9 eggs. mine had 11 eggs and six hatched but it took 2 months. about 3-4 monthes later they started to breed and the same thing happened again.

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alysha - 2005-07-29
I had a cockatiel named rander. He was so sweet and would let me pet his head. he said things like "wha cha doin huh" and "rander". one day he flew out the door and landed in a tree. we called "rander rander" and he started flying back down to us. then two wild birds chased him away and he was gone. that night we came out and started calling his name again and we heard him fly back and forth over our house squaking away, but then he flew too far away and couldnt find us. we were so sad. so always get your birds wings clipped

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Lauren - 2005-07-16
I have a cockatiel called Milo. She was given to me by my cousin! Milo is so wonderful, beautiful, and a great companion 2 me. The only things that are a let down is that she is scared of a lot of things, poos 2 much, and chews everything! I love Milo so much and I would never ever get rid of her. Cockatiels are wonderful and i encourage someone who wants a pet but doesn't have much room to get one.

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Cirera - 2005-07-13
Thank you SO much! I got a cockatiel for my birthday, and you helped me pick out a mutation, find out how to care for them, and helped me pick out a loving friend. Thank,so much!

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