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Cockatiels social and cuddly, visually striking, and known for an appealing (but not overly loud or screeching) whistle – it is no surprise they are popular with pet owners! While they are not known for being easy to train, they will readily bond with their favorite person, happily perching on their shoulder. Cockatiels are ground foragers, can do well on a pellet diet supplemented with fresh vegetables, seeds and fruit, and can live for 20 or more years!


Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Aves
Order - Psittaciformes
Family - Cacatuidae
Genus - Nymphicus
Species - Nymphicus hollandicus


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