PP number: PP1257 & PP1258
Name: Cinnamon and Lemon
Adoption fee: £45
Lemon and Cinnamon are a male and female bonded pair of tame Cockatiels. They are in search of a loving home where they can be out of their cage and shoulder surfing for as much of the day as possible. They like human company and have no preference for men, women or children.
They are not terribly noisy – they like to cheep softly, but Lemon says ‘peekaboo!’ and whistles the tune to ‘If you’re happy and you know it.’ They are in a house with other cockatiels and budgies, but they’re not too fussed by them! Lemon will try to chase them off (though not aggressively) but Cinnamon is happy to sit and chill out with them.
They are around 4 years old and they recently came back into the charity through no fault of their own. Before that they lived with a family who loved them very much, but they unfortunately had to return to their homes abroad and couldn’t take Cinnamon and Lemon with them.
They are both fully feathered and very beautiful! Lemon is a Pied cockatiel and Cinnamon is a Cinnamon White-Faced cockatiel. They spend a lot of time preening and keeping their feathers in tip top condition, and they like a misting a couple of times a week. They also like to have a zoom around the room to keep their flying skills up to snuff.
They will happily step up and shoulder surf. Even though they love human company and will step up, they are not keen on fingers and have been known to nip if they’re placed near them so you will need to work with them on that. They haven’t had any other formal training, but they are good at going to bed.
They currently eat a seed mix and are working on trying some vegetables and fruit. Their favourites are broccoli, cabbage and peas, but they aren’t overly keen and they will need some encouragement to keep trying new things! They will sometimes eat sprouted seeds when offered.
They like to shred stuff, so you’ll need to offer them plenty of toys! They especially like seagrass mats, paper and other things that they can shred! One thing they love is to forage on the floor – they like it when toys and some treats are put around their cage and they go hunting for them!
Lemon and Cinnamon are two beautiful, sweet birds. Cinnamon would sit close to you on your shoulder all day if she could. Lemon also likes to be close but is happy to sit nearby rather than on you. Since arriving at their safehouse they have slotted right in – they’ll happily sit with anyone in the house, including children. While they love company, they seem fine when we’ve had to put them in their cage while we’re out, and they’ll happily go in for bedtime etc (in fact, sometimes they’ll tweet to let you know it’s time to go to bed!).
Their diet isn’t the best and will need some attention, especially as they don’t seem too keen to try new fruits and veggies. They will, however, try to steal human food if they’re out while you’re eating so be aware!
They like to spend their days sitting with their human slaves, preening each other (well, Lemon preens Cinnamon…she doesn’t really reciprocate!) and playing with their toys. They’ve started to accept head tickles but are still not too keen on fingers… they’d rather just snuggle.
They’re a joy to care for and really deserve a forever home, so please apply below if you could offer that to them!
Location: Reading, Berkshire