Bird ID: 4856
Species: Cockatiel
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Normal Grey
Health Status: Healthy
Good with Children: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Currently in Foster Care
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Bonded to Marvin. Hi, Maia here! First off, I should let you know that I am in fact a boy - my original owners apparently thought I was female when they named me. When those people were no longer able to take care of me, they surrendered me to a shelter. That was a traumatic experience for me, as I lost most of my flight feathers while I was there! Since then I met my mate Marvin and love in an aviary outside. I eat pellets, seed, millet, popcorn, and vegetables. Marvin has taught me that people are not so scary but I still don`t like hands. I like being around people, as long as I get to have some personal space. However, I am a very gentle little bird, and I don`t bite even when those hands come a bit too close for comfort. Even though I don`t step up yet, I will hop on over close and talk to my foster mom. I can whistle and make a variety of interesting sounds, some of which make my foster mom laugh and tell me I sound like a chicken! I think she means a rooster. Like I said, I`m a boy, not a hen. While I am enjoying my foster home, I would really like to find a forever home. If you are willing to be patient and work with me, I think that in time I could even overcome my fear of hands and learn to step up. I don`t ask for much really. Just a place to call home. I`m very easy to get along with, and pretty laid back, even for a cockatiel. Would you like to get to know me better? Then click on the link to find out more about me!
In nature, cockatiels live in large flocks. A single bird in a cage spends much of his/her life being lonely because humans have things they must do that take them away. We therefore will only adopt a single cockatiel to a household if there is already at least one cockatiel living there. Otherwise, cockatiels must be adopted in groups of two or more.