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Cockatiel
15-07-2006, 11:10 PM
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Bought a cockatiel today, dunno why (only went to buy some fish!)

Does anyone have or has anyone ever had a cockatiel and if so, have you got any advice about them?

He doesn't seem to like me, my brother or my dad but likes my mam. (Obviously it's unsettled at the moment and currently has a cage that's a tiny bit too small...) We also have a dog that's not too pleased about the new arrival!

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16-07-2006, 12:17 AM
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Free him Flyo. Dont fight nature!

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16-07-2006, 12:18 AM
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Free the dog too........

You dont have the moral right to keep him chained and dancing to your tune!

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16-07-2006, 12:50 AM
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Grouch, me thinks you are still a little too grief stricken over your last cat passing into the great unknown...Huh

I guess I'm Cornish...:unsure:
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16-07-2006, 08:01 AM
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Flyo Wrote:Bought a cockatiel today, have you got any advice about them?

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16-07-2006, 08:12 AM
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Flyo Wrote:Bought a cockatiel today, dunno why (only went to buy some fish!)

He doesn't seem to like me

Is it because you're keeping him in an aquarium? Cockatiels are'nt good swimmers. Hope this helps.

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16-07-2006, 01:48 PM
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Flyo Wrote:Bought a cockatiel today, dunno why (only went to buy some fish!)

Does anyone have or has anyone ever had a cockatiel and if so, have you got any advice about them?

He doesn't seem to like me, my brother or my dad but likes my mam. (Obviously it's unsettled at the moment and currently has a cage that's a tiny bit too small...) We also have a dog that's not too pleased about the new arrival!

Caged birds = cruel :glare:

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16-07-2006, 05:00 PM
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Groucho Wrote:Free the dog too........

You dont have the moral right to keep him chained and dancing to your tune!

Dog's free to go whenever or wherever she likes (no gate to stop her leaving the garden if she wishes to leave). She just chooses not to, because it gets looked after better by us than it would if it weren't with us.

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16-07-2006, 05:22 PM
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Is the cockatiel a baby? Friends of mine had one - they'd handled it since it was young and it was quite a character. Used to give it a fair bit of freedom as well, even though they had a cat.

Personally, I don't like cage-birds - I prefer my pets to be of a type that earn their keep by paying me loads of attention :laugh:, but I can't see how it can be any more cruel than keeping a hamster/rat/guinea-pig etc. If they're bred in captivity they don't know any different.

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16-07-2006, 05:38 PM
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He's got more freedom now than when he was stuck in the back room of the pet shop, at least he can roam about for a few hours a day now. He's quite a character too. I don't know how old he is, but he's not a baby.

If released into the wild (from whence he probably didn't come) do you not think he'd be dead within a week, there's lots of dangers in a house obviously, but there's a hell of a lot more in the open. Many different types of animals, cars, people, lack of food, uncontrollable disease and much more! Maybe it would be more cruel to put it on death row and watch it go to be killed.

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