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Nymphicus hollandicus
These little birds are gentle, affectionate, and often like to be petted and held. They are not necessarily fond of cuddling.
They simply want to be near you and will be very happy to see you.
Cockatiel, tiel, quarrion (quarrian), weiro (weero)
12 or 13 inches, weighing between 2 to 4 ounces
16 to 25 years with proper care, and sometimes
as long as 30 years though this is rare.
A cockatiel is a popular choice for a pet bird. It is a small parrot with a variety of color patterns and a head crest. They are attractive as well as friendly. Due to their smaller size, cockatiel care and taming are easier than other parrot species. They are capable of mimicking speech, although they can be difficult to understand. These birds are good at whistling and you can teach them to sing along to tunes. There’s a reason why the cockatiel is one of the most popular companion birds — this slender Australian parrot can be both cuddly and bold. Cockatiels can also be curious and, at times, feisty. Cockatiels are generally friendly; however, an untamed bird might nip. You can prevent bad habits at an early age by ignoring bad behavior as these birds aim to please. Never scold the bird; this can cause it to become timid around people. Reward good behavior and disregard the bad. Cockatiels are intelligent birds and can learn a variety of tricks over time. Differences between males and females vary by coloration. These differences can sometimes be hard to distinguish, especially in young birds.
For definitive sexing, consider genetic testing (DNA).
Cockatiel parrots are very cute, friendly, and funny birds. They can be great friends for both children and adults.  
You are given a unique opportunity to buy a cockatiel chick that's not in a pet store, not from a breeder, but to purchase a baby directly from a family of parrots, where they were raised in love, peace and harmony. The babies eating excellently from the moment of hatching; the parents alternately feeding the birds until the fluffy lumps began to feed on their own.  It should be noted that Cockatiel males have a louder voice.  Females are quieter in this respect, they make less noise. Females are more loving, they are easier to handle, they just adore kissing hugs. A female cockatiel can be squeezed for hours on end he will only cover her eyes from tenderness, and you will catch your breath from affection.
Cockatiel Varieties
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