Cockatiels and fish: the main concern with this matchup is a curious cockatiel could fall into the tank and drown. A sad scenario, but one that does happen. Play it safe – keep your fish tank covered at all times. Once this hazard is taken care of, your cockatiel might get a kick out of watching the fish float by. A cockatiel can be quite entertained with aquarium fish.
When considering adding to your pet family, keep in mind how a new addition will be perceived by your cockatiel. Never force your cockatiel to interact with a pet he appears to be afraid of, no matter how sincere the intent might be. Curious about how your cockatiel might matchup with other pets? Check out BirdChannel’s opinion on cockatiels with cats, dogs and rabbits.
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Excerpt from the Popular Birds Series magabook Cockatiels with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Cockatiels here.