Make Your Cockatiel A Happy Bird


Cockatiels are one of the most popular pet birds in the world. They’re easy to take care of and make great companions. But they’re still a living creature, so it’s up to you to give them everything they need for a happy, healthy life! Whether you want to learn about diet or how to tame your bird, this blog is here for you.

A proper diet.

A proper diet is important to keep your cockatiel happy and healthy.

Cockatiels are seed eaters, but they also need a variety of fruits and vegetables in their diet. In the morning, give them a bowl of seeds as soon as they wake up. Then every other day, feed your cockatiel some fruit or vegetables–about half an inch worth each time–and at night, give it another bowl of seeds to munch on before bedtime. Make sure you buy high-quality food for your bird; this is especially true if you’re buying packaged foods from the store instead of making them yourself! You can find high-quality commercial brands online or at pet stores; we recommend NutriBird®, Heavy Petting Zoo®, Gourmet Seed Mixes® by 4 Corners Farm™ , Feline Natural Pet Foods® , Nature’s Garden®, Wild Harvest Organics® and more! But no matter where you buy these products from make sure that they’re organic so there aren’t any chemicals being added into your pet’s diet which could cause harm over time (especially over years).

Mental enrichment.

Cockatiels are smart birds who need mental stimulation in addition to physical activity. They love to play with toys and interact with their humans, so it’s important to provide them with activities that challenge their minds.

  • Offer new toys or puzzles for your bird to explore. You can find toys specifically made for cockatiels at many pet stores, or you can repurpose household items like paper towel tubes or cardboard boxes into new playthings.
  • Make some DIY birdie fun: Cockatiels love shredding paper, so cut up old phone books, junk mail and magazines into small pieces your bird will enjoy chewing through! The bonus is that you’ll have plenty of paper waste around your house instead of having a pile of shredded documents on the floor!
  • Hang out with your cockatiel every day—this helps build trust between you two as well as making time together more enjoyable for both parties involved!

Physical exercise.

Physical exercise. Cockatiels need physical exercise to keep their muscles toned and healthy. This can be done by letting them fly around in the room, or if you have a cage with a play top, let them hang out in there with all the toys. You could also take them outside on your shoulder while you’re gardening or mowing the lawn – they’ll love watching what you’re doing! They also enjoy climbing up & down perches so make sure to provide one for them at various heights.

Taming and training your cockatiel.

Taming and training your cockatiel:

Taming a cockatiel is not as difficult as you might think. They are intelligent and can learn to interact with you, but it does take patience and consistency to tame them. If you want to tame your bird, here are some tips on how to go about doing that:

  • Give it time – Taming requires patience! You will not be able to just walk up to your bird and expect them to be obedient immediately. Just like when training a dog or cat, the process can take months of patient interaction before they become fully domesticated. Remember that even if they seem unresponsive at first, this isn’t unusual because they tend not respond right away when being introduced into an unfamiliar environment such as yours! Don’t give up hope though – eventually they’ll warm up 🙂
  • Be consistent – If there’s one thing all animals need more than anything else in order for bonding/training purposes then this would have got my vote hands down: CONSISTENCY! Consistency is key when trying taming any pet animal (including birds), so make sure every single day

The right amount of companionship for your cockatiel.

Cockatiels are social birds and enjoy being around their owners. They also enjoy the company of other cockatiels, but you must consider how to introduce a new bird to your cockatiel. If you’re new to owning birds, it’s best not to have more than one at a time until you learn more about their behavior and needs.

You may find that your existing bird is aggressive towards the new one or vice versa; this could lead to both adults being stressed out and even injured by fighting over territory or food! If this happens with two adults, try separating them for a few days and see if they’ll eventually get along with each other again on their own time once they’ve calmed down (this usually happens within 24 hours).

Here’s how to keep your cockateil happy.

  • Make sure your cockatiel has a proper diet.
  • Make sure your cockatiel has mental enrichment.
  • Make sure your cockatiel has physical exercise.
  • Taming and training your cockatiel.
  • The right amount of companionship for your cockatiel


No matter what type of bird you have, the most important thing is to make sure they have everything they need. This will ensure that they are happy and healthy.

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