Hi everyone! I'm a 52 y/o ex-teacher and I currently have two handraised male cockatiels, Charlie, 5 years old, and Pipp, 3. They are my "featherkids", (I have three furkid dogs too, Buddy, a 9 y/o Labrador male , and two 7 y/o mixed breed girls Bean and Spooky). My human kids have grown and left the nest! I love my birds so much that I often have them with me in my dreams. They have very distinct personalities and foibles. Glad to meet you all, cant wait to read about other cockatiels and their adventures.