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FAQ
   What do they eat?
   How long will my bird live?
   Are these birds friendly?
   Male or Female ?
   Should I buy a pair?
   Hand-Feeding Schedule
   A simple brood tank for your hatchlings

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These birds will eat a variety of foods. Seeds, pellets, veggies, Boiled eggs etc. A general rule is if its safe for you its safe for them.
A few exceptions:
   Pretzels and chips, while some bird owners will argues this point. These types of treats are high in salt and fat and can cause liver and kidney trouble.
   Chocolate, candy and cookies. Super tempting treats with too much fat, sugar and artificial colors.



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Given the proper diet and exercise a Cockatiels can live 15 to 20 years.







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Yes very friendly and given the proper amount of attention. A hand-fed Cockatiel will remain a friendly companion for years to come. These birds are meant to be handled and not just left in its cage sitting in a corner, they do enjoy spending time with their human friends.


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Both male and female can be a great addition to your family. Males tend to be more vocal and can be taught to talk and whistle tunes. Females may give an occasional call or two but are normally very quiet. The choice is yours.                                    
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The choice of a single bird or a pair is entirely up to you. These birds do very well alone, if your thinking about a pair consider your reason for this choice. If your worried about companionship for a single bird due to your work schedule or any other reason, a Parakeet can make a great playmate for your Cockatiel. Most pairs will not breed unless introduced to the proper breeding triggers. So this should not be a concern if you feel you must have two.






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Age of chick
Feeding time
Feeding amount
1- 4 days

Every two Hours
1 - 2 cc's
5 - 7 days

Every three hours
2- 3 cc's
8 - 14 days

7:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 11:00 PM
4 - 6 cc's
15 - 24 days

7:00 AM,  12:00 PM,
5:00 PM, 11:00 PM
7 - 10 cc's
25 - 34 days

7:00 AM, 5:00 PM,
11:00 PM
11 - 15 cc's
35 - 44 days
(fledgling)
7:00 AM, 7:00 PM
11 - 15 cc's
44 days to
weaning
7:00 PM
11 - 15 cc's



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You will need a warm place for your babies if you plan to hand feed them. I wouldn't recommend feeding any baby under 12 days old without plenty of experience. You can make a simple brood tank with a 10 gallon fish tank a heating pad, some shavings and a digital thermometer. Make sure the tank is new or very clean, place a couple paper towels on the bottom of the tank (this will make cleaning up a lot easier). You will need about an inch of pine shavings or similar material in the bottom of the tank on top of the paper towels. Next take the outdoor probe on your digital thermometer and tape it about four inches from the bottom of the tank (inside the tank), place a heavy towel or blanket over the tank. Place the tank on top of the heating pad and let it run a couple days to stabilize the temperature.

Age of Chick
Temperature
1- 5 days
94 - 96
6 - 9 days
93 - 95
10 - 14 days
91 - 93
15 - 21 days
86 - 90
22 - 28 days
81 - 85
29 - 35 days
76 - 80
36 days to weaning
70 - 75
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