Mozart (and Rocket)

Bird ID: 7334
Species: Cockatiel
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Normal Grey
Health Status: Healthy
Good with Children: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Currently in Foster Care
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Hi, my name is Mozart, and I love to sing my praises to my best friend, Rocket, who won’t let me out of his sight. Together, we have the most fun being with a human who will let us ride on their shoulders, give us scratches, and sing with us. We think humans are great and would love to be with some who want us to join in on the fun!

While Rocket usually lets me take the lead, if I had everything my way, I’d spend the whole day playing with people. I will make sweet little chirps letting you know I’d like to be picked up and will happily receive scratches, sing along with you, and fall asleep in my favorite nap spot: a human’s lap. Sometimes Rocket will ask for scratches as long as I get the first ones, so I hope you have two hands ready to scratch some very sweet cockatiels. When I’m not getting scratched or napping, I want to play! My favorite game is when my foster dad will rock me back and forth while whistling, and I get to dance along while Rocket sings and makes kissing noises to me.

When I can’t play with other humans, I am very happy to play with toys I can chew apart, look out the window from my play stand, and chat with Rocket. Not to brag, but we have some of the cutest little chirps we make to each other. I’m a very relaxed, quiet, low-maintenance bird and feel happy as long as I’m never too far from Rocket. I am on the small side for a cockatiel, and some of my feathers don’t grow in right, but I think it just makes me cuter! My legs don’t grow any feathers, and for some reason my flight feathers never grow in. I can flutter and make a big jump, but I’m not a fan of flying like Rocket is. I might request a ride from you when I want to go somewhere else.

I get along with the other cockatiels in my foster home, but I don’t need to be around other birds. I’d be over the moon to meet one or more humans who would love to take care of me and my equally sweet, friendly pal, Rocket.

Here are some videos of us playing together: https://vimeo.com/730797780/4066cf1d0e https://vimeo.com/730797915/b9c116fe39


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.