Among the most popular pet parrots (and pets in general) out there, cockatiels are members of the monotypic genus Nymphicus. They’re related to cockatoos, but make more suitable pets because they’re smaller and less noisy. The species is naturally found throughout Australia.
Although cockatiels make good beginner parrots, you still need to do some research to make sure you can provide your bird with the best possible care. Find articles about cockatiel lifespan, noise levels, diet, general care and more!