Hi, I`m Joseph, but if you think that`s a rather formal name for a grey cockatiel, you can call me Joey. I`m about 22 years old and have lived with a cockatiel friend for most of my life. The other cockatiel died about a year ago before I first came to Mickaboo, and unfortunately my human companion spent less and less time with me. I ended up very lonely, and when my keeper was checked into the hospital, she trusted Mickaboo to find a good home for me.

My new foster dad helped me improve my diet, and gave me a chance to stretch my wings. I`m an excellent flier, and I love to sing (I know the Addams family theme!). I like having people around (someone has to give me treats!), but I don`t want to be handled directly, and I won`t step up.

I`m an older cockatiel, and I`m dealing with arthritis (landing after flying makes my legs sore) and some heart issues. My foster dad gives me my medications every twelve hours, which help keep me comfortable. If you`re familiar with medicating birds (especially senior ones) and have space in your heart for me, I`d love to have a forever home.
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.