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Bird Term Of The Day: 'Tiel

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

Cockatiels are called 'tiels for short
By Cioli & Hunnicutt/BowTie Studio/Courtesy Omar's Exotic Birds
Cockatiels come in many colors, known as mutations.

'Tiel: (noun) short for cockatiel, an Australian parrot. The males are well known for their whistling ability, and many love to whistle showtunes. These little parrots are so popular, they are considered one of the top pet bird to own. They come in many colors, known as mutations, that range from white (albino) to a dark gray.

Watch Poppy, a cockatiel, do some tricks!

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Cockatiels are such sweet birds, and they are smart birds, too. :)
Posted: 7/17/2011 7:49:32 AM
What a smart little bird! And what a cutie!
Elaine, Darien, IL
Posted: 2/28/2011 1:44:03 PM
pic is so cute
stephanie, north smithfield, RI
Posted: 9/21/2010 3:52:59 PM
Love my 'tiels!
Terry, Houston, TX
Posted: 8/18/2010 1:44:41 AM
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