Story Bird: Cockatiels.
My wife and I came home from the movies one night. We
eventually went into the ďanimalĒ room where we had two large Red-Eared Slider
water turtles and four cockatiels. We looked in the turtle tank and two things
were immediately evident: 1) There were feathers sticking out of the turtlesí
mouths and 2) the water in the turtle tank was red. We looked into the
cockatiel cage and noticed that there was indeed one less cockatiel. We
imagined that the cockatiel got out of his cage and somehow landed in the turtle
tank. Everyone can think that turtles are slow animals, but when it comes to
eating, they are not slow at all. The moral of the story is that if you are
keeping some type of animals in the same room as your birds (well, just donít DO
that!) please be sure that the enclosures of the other animals in the rooms are
securely covered to prevent any type of unfortunate confrontations between
different species. By the way, the turtles now have their own room and the
cockatiels have their own room!