Bird ID: D2020032
Species: Cockatiel
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Lutino-Pied
Health Status: Healthy
Good with Kids: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Adoption Status: Foster on 2021-01-10

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Rio lived with a family member until they were no longer able to care for him. They are moving and could not take Rio with them. He was very, very terrified of being moved around at first and had some stress reactions. But after awhile he had calmed down much more and is now more willing to step up with patience. He gets scared easily but if you take your time with him he will sit on your shoulder with you and chill. He was on an all seed diet and looked a little overweight but he is adjusting to a healthier pellet/nurtrian cake/fresh veggie diet very well and with lots of play and exercise time out of the cage will get him in tip top shape. Please contact the species coordinator if you would like to get more information on Rio.

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.