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Cockatiel Quiz

Want to see how much you really know on the Cockatiel? Take our Quiz and see how you do!

 

1) Cockatiels are Native to where?
The United States
South America
Europe
Australia

2) What is the BEST reason on why Cockatiels make ideal pet birds?
They are Loyal Birds
Small Size
Ability to Talk
Affectionate Personalities and talent

3) Cockatiels are most commonly kept with these other birds.
Conures
Quaker Parrots
Budgerigars
Macaws

4) When buying a new cockatiel, what do you look for?
Bright and Alert Eyes
Clean and Healthy Looking Feathers
Ability to Fly
1 & 2
 

5) How can you provide Calcium to your Cockatiel?
powder form of calcium
Cuttlebone
crushed egg shell
All of the above

6) If you need to clip your cockatiel's beak, what should you do?
clip as much as you think is right
You should NEVER clip a birds beak
Consult an Experience Person
let the bird do it itself

7) If your bird has the following symptoms, what could it be: Swelling of the membranes of the head and discharge from nose and eyes.
French Molt
Psittacosis ornithosis
Common Bird Cold AKA Infectious Coryza
Mites or Lice

8)How can you tell if your cockatiel is a boy or a girl?
the crest on male birds is longer then that of females
Feather Coloration Patterns
Male Cockatiels Normally feature a bright yellow head
All of the Above but number 1

9) If your cockatiel has Mites or Lice, what should you do?
Get Any Lice or Mite Repellant
Give your bird a nice Bath
Consult your Vet to see what repellant is Bird Safe
Let the Bird Clean Himself

10) What should you always provide your Cockatiel with?
Toys
A Cage
Nothing
Love and Care

11) If your Cockatiel Bites you and does not let go, what should you do?
Run Cold Water Down His Head
Yell at the bird
Talk to him Gently and Tap on the Beak Lightly
Cover him with a blanket or towel

12) What is the average Lifespan for a Cockatiel?
10 years
15 years
20-25 years
30 or more years

13) If you want your bird to live a happy and healthy life, what do you need to provide the bird with?
A large clean environment with proper Furnishings
Yearly Vet Visits
A healthy balanced Diet
All of the Above

14) How often should you clean the cage?
Every Week
Every 2 days
Monthly
Never

15) A bird that is tamed and active but is currently aggressive and ignoring his owners is most likely...
In need of a Mate
Sick
Tired of his Owners
Wants to Fly

 

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