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Grey Cockatiel Calls

The cockatiel isn’t as impressive as a macaw, a parrot, or even a cockatoo. Its coloring is not as prominent as that of a conure or a cardinal, but there is no doubt that your cockatiel will bring you years and years of companionship, love, and lots of entertainment.

Cockatiels are larger than parakeets and even conures, but much smaller than their relatives the cockatoos.

The cockatiel is actually a small parrot from the Catuidae family, just like the cockatoo. It is a separate branch in the parrot family tree and they differ from other birds because of their erectible crest.

Cockatiels have facial feathers around the beak and long tail feathers. They are smart and very bondable. They usually select one person as their favorite human being in the entire world, but can also be very social especially if they are hand raised among humans and have little interaction with other cockatiels that may keep them from seeking out and preferring human companionship.

Cockatiels can be Lutinos (white with yellow), Pearl (white with some grey), Cinnamon (an almost taupe grey), Pied (yellow, grey, and white) , Silver (a weak yellow tone), and Whiteface. Some of these birds also have a combination of more than one of these colors, such as the lutino pearl, the whiteface pied, and the very rare whiteface lutino which is the technical term for albino cockatiels. Albino cockatiels are very expensive (comparatively) because of their rareness.

There are reports of other colorings or variations, and in nature, we know that almost anything is possible. One such variation is that of an 'olive' colored cockatiel.

The female is more of a whistler than a talker, and the male has a vocabulary that is not as rich as that of other parrots, but manages to communicate just as well.

Cockatiels are very smart and even though their words are few, they have a variety of sounds they make that will definitely let you know what they are thinking, what they need, or even what they think of you!

Grey cockatiel calls, like those of the other cockatiel varieties, are different depending on what your bird wants to communicate.

A home with a cockatiel is usually aware of what time of day it is, or more specifically, when it is time for bed. Cockatiels are creatures of habit and will let you know when they are ready to call it a night. Grey cockatiel calls at bed time are more like screeches than calls, where in the morning they are much sweeter and inviting.

A “night night” screech is loud and strident, until you cover him up and bid your birdie sweet dreams. In the morning the sound is lovely and pleasant to wake up to (unless it’s at four in the morning!). Your cockatiel’s schedule will be set after a while, and before you know it, you won’t need a clock to let you know it’s nine at night and your bird wants you to turn out the lights!

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