Need some tips... I'm planning on getting a cockatiel, but should I adopt, or buy one? Now as for adopting, I'm sure these birds will be kind of scared and it might be hard for me to tame them. I have parakeets and finches, but having a cockatiel would be my first. Now as for buying, I hear its better to adopt, also, they are EXPENSIVE. 150 dollars. Now don't I get to adopt for freee? I don't want a bird that I won't be able to tame though. Omg, I'm SO confused on what to do... Which is better? I want a cockatiel that I can love and handle. And is Northeast Avian Rescue a good place? I think it's my closest bird avain adoption center.