Bird ID: 5680
Species: Cockatiel
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Pied
Health Status: Healthy
Good with Children: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Currently in Foster Care
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Hi! I`m Skeeter. I was surrendered to Mickaboo after I got attacked by a dog - I lost part of my wing and had to have some surgery, which got pretty expensive, so Mickaboo took me in to fund and oversee my recovery. My age is a bit of a guess but we think I might be 5 or so.

Part of my wing was amputated, but I`m all healed up now and I am a real character!

I`m a smart bird - I don`t like hands but I often figure out what my foster parent wants me to do, like get in my carrier.

I love to whistle! And I love veggies - arugula, broccoli, sweet potatoes, green peas, corn, goldfish crackers(!), orzo, rice and pasta are all fine with me.

When I see other birds flying in my foster person`s house I try to fly as well, but I can`t, so I get frustrated. I`d love to live with another bird that doesn`t fly, at least that often.

I`ve made progress on being OK with hands - I used to be terrified even of my foster person changing my water dish and stuff but I`m getting used to that now and I don`t freak out as much.

I`m a morning person and I love to greet the rising sun (screeech! hellooooo sun!) so hopefully you`re a morning person too like me, right?

Come on over and ask for Skeeter and let`s be friends!

In nature, cockatiels live in large flocks. A single bird in a cage spends much of his/her life being lonely because humans have things they must do that take them away. We therefore will only adopt a single cockatiel to a household if there is already at least one cockatiel living there. Otherwise, cockatiels must be adopted in groups of two or more.