Cockatiels are fairly small parrots – sort of like parakeets on steroids.
Only slightly taller, slightly more robust, often the objects they want to climb up on and the delicacies they want to sample remain just out of reach.
So then it becomes necessary to get creative.
For instance, first you want to survey the dish – just to make sure it looks like it is worth the effort.
Next it is time to navigate the best dining position.