Preparing For My First Cockatiel – Laurel A. Rockefeller / #Review @laurelworlds

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting Your Life with the World’s Most Popular Pet Cockatoo

Preparing for My First Cockatiel is a beginner’s guide book for you and your children to help you know what it takes to get ready for bringing home your very first cockatiel. 

Unlike most books about cockatiels out there, this one doesn’t try to cover everything, but stays focused on what you need to be ready for your new life with your bird. 

Full of personal stories and photos, you will get to know what life with cockatiels is like from my many years living with and loving them. A fun book for anyone who loves animals! 

Topics covered include: 
— Cockatiels as cockatoos 
— Primary cages 
— Travel/hospital cages (including cages for domestic & international air travel) 
— Play spaces 
— Food 
— Toys 
— Perches 
— Food dishes 
— Communicating with a new or shy cockatiel 
— Preventing psittacosis (the main disease that transmits between humans and birds) 
— Games to play with your new bird 



My Review

I love a lot of animals except for the creepy crawly ones 😉 but my heart does go out to dogs. I love to cuddle with them and that is a bit more difficult with a bird. 🙂

That does not mean you can’t build a relationship with birds and this becomes very clear when you read this book.

The author clearly loves her animals and she sure knows what she is talking about. This booklet is a very good guide but as always once you have that special relationship with your pet, you know that theory and reality are often miles apart and it’s up to you and your furry or in this case feathery friend(s) to find the best way to keep them safe and sound.

What one hates, another will probably love. Animals and humans are quite similar. The only difference is the way they express themselves, but when you love your pet, you will find a way to understand them and you have gained a friend for life. They will forever have a place in your heart.

I can only conclude that if you are considering buying a cockatiel, this is the guide you should read first. 5 stars.

Thank you, Laurel A. Rockefeller.


About the author

Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over twenty-five books published and self-published since August, 2012 and in languages ranging from Welsh to Spanish to Chinese and everything in between. A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide. 

With her lyrical writing style, Laurel’s books are as beautiful to read as they are informative.

In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, travelling to historic places, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series. Favourites: Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Babylon 5.

Laurel proudly supports Health in Harmony, The Arbor Day Foundation, and other charities working to protect and re-plant forests globally.


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