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New Cockatiel, but I'm clueless!

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Hello there I'm new to the forums.
I had to post this really fast because I got a new cockatiel. No, I didn't buy the cockatiel without knowledge about the species if that's what you're wondering, I had to adopt it immediately from a family that got 'bored' from it (they had it in really bad conditions with a small cage and the kid in the family always grabs (tortures) it).

So I've got a few questions, first one being what's the bird's gender?

The cockatiel is terrified, is it recommended to keep it near my desk where I sit a lot in order to tame it? It's currently still in the same cage (refused to move to another).

How old does this cockatiel look?

Do cockatiels like music?

Does the cockatiel hate AC?

Is it ESSENTIAL to trim the cockatiel's wings? They are currently trimmed, but I don't plan to trim them again if it isn't absolutely essential.

When it gets used to its surroundings, should I house it with my budgies or with my zebrafinches? (I have a big flight cage that is split into 2 spaces). And no, getting a new cage just for it isn't an option, I don't even have the space.

I'd appreciate ANY help, thanks in advance.
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I can't see the image, however. Based off how you don't have space, you might want to give the cockatiel to a better home. After being abused, the poor thing shouldn't be housed with next to or WITH other birds. I recommend you give him a simple cage, patience, and time. Once you notice him being less scared, consider putting him up for adopting to a A GOOD home: with good cage, space, food, $$, time, love, etc. Or maybe you could keep him if you set the bar for him higher. Blessing to you & your tiel.
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