Cockatiel training is an interesting part at the end of bird owner and the bird itself. These talented birds could learn many things and become much more than caged birds.
Teaching Cockatiel to Talk
Teaching a Cockatiel to talk is one of the most desired training tactics. Owners need to repeat words over and over again to allow the bird to first get accustomed to it, then learn it and then mimic. Help of the tape recorder can be very useful.
Patience is most necessary for this task as first the bird will take to learn the word and then will take for its proper use. Owners should not cram the bird’s brain with too much vocabulary, only once it has learned a certain word, a new word may be introduced.
Suitable Age for Learning
Little birds are more often easier to train than elder birds. This is due to the fact that the elder birds are more settled in their lifestyle and therefore are less welcoming to change. Once the owner has developed a good understanding with the bird, the training session can start.
It’s very essential to understand that training a Cockatiel takes a lot of time and lots of patience. Therefore, before it is planned to start a Cockatiel training program, it should be kept in mind that the training procedure for a Cockatiel is not based on hours or days but more on months; patience is necessary.
Cockatiels usually live in dry regions of open woodlands and wooded savannas. They commonly travel in small flocks from one place to another and at times as pairs. They are very swift and erratic flyers. They are usually observed on the ground or outermost branches of a tree. In the northern areas of the globe, they combine in considerable large groups containing of up to several hundreds of birds. All day these birds take long flights from the top roosts to feeding grounds or water, they are always found around water mostly. The Cockatiels strangest habit is perching lengthwise along a stout limb of a dead tree.
Cockatiels nests are commonly seen in hollow limbs or holes of the trees, mostly in the large hollow eucalyptus located near water. Decayed wood dust accumulates the inside and bottom of the nest. Cockatiels usually favor arid or semi-arid countryside part of the world or most probably savannah. They usually require some vegetation as their diet is a predominant combination of seeds, grasses, leaves and bark. They are naturally ground feeders and only use trees as perches, roosts in order to lay there to lay their eggs in.
Range: While Cockatiels can be easily seen across many popular areas of mainland Australia, they are usually not seen in nearby Tasmania. They do not habituate in the coastal regions. They are more common seen in the eastern areas of the island, and they are entirely unseen in the southeastern and southwestern corners of the world.