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Cockatiels for Dummies
Natural-born charmers, cockatiels are small colorful parrots native to the Australian desert. When raised by people, they're usually calm and cuddly and have an inquisitive, adventurous disposition. Cockatiels are just large enough to be handled easily, but they're not so big that they require a great deal of space in your home. And while the cockatiel's gentle nature and ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 29th 2001 by For Dummies
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I found a cockatiel walking down the road about 9 months ago, so much of this book about deciding to get a pet, choosing a bird, preparing for it and all the first steps including initial training did not relate to me. But this is an excellent book on all those, and other, areas. It is a bit repetitive but then if this is all new to you that repetition would be helpful. Had I had this book early on--say, if I had "planned" on getting a cockatiel--this would have saved me a great deal of time loo ...more
This book was very useful in covering all the basics of getting a new pet cockatiel. Its downfall was that it didn't cover anything WELL. It was a very helpful first read, but I haven't really consulted it since.