Bird ID: 6265
Species: Cockatiel
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Pied
Adopted on 2021-06-29
I was part of a flock of 5 rescued from living in a cramped and unpleasant outdoor-only cage typically used for finches. One of my flock mates was attacked and killed by a rat and another was badly injured! I`m in the worst shape of all of the birds in my flock as I have no primary flight feathers on the right side and have long-term trauma on my wing. I may never fly properly again, which makes living in an aviary with my flock mates very difficult.

I`m currently living inside to see if I can regrow some feathers and perhaps be socialized as a indoor bird. I`m the offspring of Jasper and Amber and was hand raised by a neighbor of the owner. For reasons they didn`t tell me (they were probably trying to protect me, but I can handle the truth), I came back to live in the cramped cage for three years before being rescued.

I`m trying to remember years ago when I used to trust hands. I don`t mind humans getting up close to me, but hands make me a little nervous still. I`m a pied and have a beautiful marbled chest, splotchy face, dark grey back with yellow tail sticking out. Very dramatic! The front of my tail has part yellow and part grey feathers which looks pretty neat. I think I`m about 3 years old.

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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.