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, however, have a clean bill of health.
I`m a pied cockatiel and have a pretty yellow head with yellow that spreads onto my neck, a splotchy face, and a grey back with a yellow butterfly pattern. I have some orange flecks on the face, which are distinctive and attractive. I`ve fathered lots of babies before my rescue. I have never been handled and am not tame, and pretty afraid of humans. I don`t know how old I am but I think it`s between 3 and 10 years old.
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.