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We’ve already covered mutual admiration (this is a state that most frequently occurs when Pearl encounters another cockatiel, or Grandpa, aka the “Tall Tree”).
Appreciating the admiration of others is always in a cockatiel’s repertoire.
But my little overachiever takes it one step further. He is perfectly capable of admiring himself when no one else is around, or when he simply thinks others are doing an inadequate job.
Or just because.