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Saturday, January 6, 2007

The Cockatiel

Mes amis,

By now you are probably wondering what a cockatiel is. Naturally, you already know that cockatiels are gorgeous birds who sing beautifully. We can fly very well, too, and we are extremely intelligent.

We love to eat birdseed, but also other foods. My personal favorites are millet spray and wheat bread with seeds on it. Miss Prissy will try anything the Tall One puts in our cage, including strange orange and green things that she calls carrots and lettuce, but I don't trust her that much. If it does not include seeds, I'm suspicious of it.

Since we are so smart, we need challenging activities to occupy our time. Personally, I love rope toys and paper to shred.

But you don't need to just take my word for it. Some guy named Dr. Jungle wrote a nice article about us cockatiels. Just disregard the part on clipping our wings! Here is the link:
He says: "Cockatiels are about as close to the perfect pet as you can get." Need I say more?


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