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Question by Princess fi fi: i really want to buy a cockateil?
But do they sqwark alot? That would just get on my nerves

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Answer by rosemary151
They do indeed; they are parrots. Males are especially vocal, but females will make noise, too. And you can’t make them be quiet all the time because it’s how they communicate, and they love and need to communicate, just like people do.

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7 Responses to “i really want to buy a cockateil?”

  1. Micah E on

    If it will get on your nerves don’t buy one…

  2. David H on

    My friend had a cockateil and it sqwaks so loud, you can heal it from the other room that he has to shut the door, it also flies everywhere, if your okay with that then get it. They squawk ALOT

  3. roxy on

    cockateels are very sociable and need lots of company.if u teach him to sit on u shoulder ,say a few words ,whistle a few simple tunes he’ll be more happy -ergo less squaky.

  4. Biman S on

    Dont go by external beauty, if someone’s ( aplicable for all relations) habit is annoying you, that means you cant stay with him / her / it for long time.

  5. Rina on

    They do make a lot of sound, that’s just how they are, and you can’t get away from that =) Keep it entertained (aka you play with him or cuddle him) will keep him quiet, but when they’re not doing anything in particular, if he’s listening to music, if he has another bird to keep him company, if he hears other birds on the outside, if he’s playing with toys etc…. they will sqwark. =)

    However, I too was a bit worried about them making a lot of noise (I was used to having budgies, who make somewhat prettier sounds than a cockatiel), but this is a thing you get used too, because I don’t notice it much anymore, if he’s sqwarking a lot while I’m doing something else (it doesn’t bother me, at least) =) Although everyone else in the house keep commenting about how much he talks =D

  6. Dan111 on

    Cockatails do sqwark alot indeed – SOMETIMES – when there not they are great birds but when they do its just enoying but if you just put a towl over the top of the cage they quiet imdently (birds tend to not move and not make any sound when they cannot see) but this is not cruel actualy they love it and if they are nervous they really love it anyway i woun’dt let that stop you and if you do decide to listen to my advice and get one i say GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW BIRD!!!

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