This cockatiel loves her favorite toy and every chance it gets it sings to it. Male cockatiels are better are talking and whistling than female cockatiels. In the wild the male cockatiel use sounds to attract females. Cockatiels will always do better when they have another cockatiel to keep them company, as they are very social animals. If you have a cockatiel or thinking of having one make sure you spend plenty of time with them, don't just get a bird and put it in a cage and see it when is only feeding time or changing the water.