Home PETS Parrotlet vs Cockatiel (With Pictures): Differences explained

Parrotlet vs Cockatiel (With Pictures): Differences explained


Cockatiels, like parrotlets, are both beautiful birds. They have many positive personality traits. The two are quite different, though, and neither one is ideal for every home. Cockatiels tend to be friendly and easygoing birds, which makes them an excellent choice for a first-time owner. But they can produce a lot dust, which is problematic for asthmatics. Parrotlets are gorgeous and affectionate birds but feisty with a streak of stubbornness that most cockatiels don’t have.

If you’re trying to decide which species will be best for your home and lifestyle, we can help. Learn more about the different species and which one will make a good pet for you.


Visual Differences

Parrotlet vs Cockatiel side by side
Image Credit: (L) Ear lew Boo, Shutterstock | (R) Daria_vg, Shutterstock

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