Cockatiels are a species of cockatoo, but they deserve their own place on this list because they are a very popular pet bird in their own right. Cockatiels are great for first-time bird owners and are loved by experienced owners as well.
Cockatiels are affectionate and some of them even love to snuggle. They are easy to cage and don’t require too much space. They are also among the least expensive pet birds to buy and maintain.