Ahh... cockatiels. They make good pets. Sadly, my brother left the cage door open when the cage was outside, and ours flew. (not very well, I might add) We have heard him around the neigborhood a couple of times, but he's always been up in a tree. Saw him yesterday and tried to get him to come down. He obviously recognised us but he flew away... I'm not sure if he meant to fly down to us but wasnt that good of a flyer, or he wanted to be free. Lol.. kind of sad. He looks pretty beat up. The good news is that he can fly a lot better now.
But yea, they're better than many of the other pet birds i've seen. Get a nice looking one!