My husband found a cockatiel trying to drink from our outdoor fish pond last year. After unsuccessfully trying to locate the owner, we began purchasing cages, feed, toys, etc. Then we got a "playmate" for her. Then we had babies. Lots and lots of babies. Well, I guess we're in it for the long haul now, but loving every minute of it while we try to learn about this fascinating creature! Our question is: now we are building an outdoor aviary (approx 8'W x 12'L x 8'H). What other birds are compatible with cockatiels that we can house in the same cage? Thanks - love this Web site!
Cockatiels are very compatable with several other types that include parakeets or budgies, grass parakeets, ringnecks or even conures. Several breeders we know have button quail in their flights.