Grey cockatiel

Grey cockatiel


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

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