Hello! Thanks for checking this page out! I’m new to this forum, so I might post an introductory thread later. You might also see me reaching out to experienced bird owners a lot for more information on things including, Cage setups, What to expect when I bring my feathered friend home, Training tips, diet/recipes, and behaviours. okay, so in two months I might be getting a new feathered friend! It will be a baby cockatiel, fully weaned and hand fed/tamed. The reason I say might be, is because the breeder I’m getting them from is gonna be doing a DNA test. I know there should be at least one male in the clutch, but I don’t know much about how that works. I had wanted a girl, but from what I’ve read up on and learned so far is that females tend to have a few more health issues to worry about than males. I understand there are still some stuff to deal with either way (baby cockatiels are the most clumsy and likely to get hurt.), especially from blood feathers.. Im iffy on those but I’m sure I will be able to keep calm and handle it when the time of a broken feather arrives. I don’t know how I will be able to deal with egg binding or other female issues. But I think male is the best way to go, since I have no experience with birds whatsoever. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So I gave you a semi introduction anyways..Oops! o-o But now for my first forum question: I’ve been looking at cages and came across a lot of minimum cage requirements for a cockatiel.. But the most common one I’m finding is 18” wide by 24” long by 24” tall.. Is that trustworthy or way too small?? Most cages I find are super expensive but look soo tiny (I may be being size picky?), it just doesn’t feel right. And if it is too small, would there be another option I could use as a temporary cage until I can get a much bigger one?