Common name- Cockatiel
Latin name- Nymphicus hollandicus
Country of Origin- Australia
Sex- Males & females available
Adult size- 30-35cm 90g
Average Lifespan- 15 years
Diet & water- Cockatiel seed and fresh water daily. Small pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables can be given as a treat. Millet sprays and cuttlefish should also be offered.
Care level- Beginner
Description- Cockatiels are very popular pet birds. They are attractive as well as being fairly easy to hand tame from a young age.They are capable of mimicking words, although often hard to understand but they can pick up a whistling tune quite well. A pair of birds will make good company for each other but they won't bond as well to a human unless they are on their own.
Cleaning- Clean out cage at least once a week and disinfect.
Shopping list- Cage, Sand sheets or bird sand, Seed, Treats, Seed dish, Water bowl, Grit, Perches, Toys, Millet Sprays, Cuttlefish, Iodised block, Disinfectant