The scientific name for cockatiels is Nymphicus hollandicus. Suprising to many, the Cockatiel is a member of the cockatoo family.
The cockatiel is considered a small bird, measuring 1 foot tall and a wingspan of about 16 inches. Most cockatiels are grey with yellow faces, orange circles on their cheeks and white on their wings. Cockatiels have been bred to come in numerous different colors. There are several varieties of cockatiels discussed in sections below,
Cockatiels live natively in Australia, where they can be seen living in large flocks.
Cockatiels enjoy pellets, seeds, fruit and vegetables.
The most common health disorders in Cockatiels are related to malnutrition and obesity.
Cockatiels may live to be 30 years old.
Cockatiels are the second most popular pet bird behind only the parakeet. There are valid reasons for their popularity. These birds love to be held, and spend time with their owners. Cockatiels are active and playful, great at mimicry and quieter than most other parrots. Check Our Aviary to see our Cockatiels for sale as well as many other cockatoos for sale.
The Grey Cockatiel is the natural coloration of the Cockatiel.
The Lutino Cockatiel is a Cockatiel mutation in which the birds have white feathers but it's face remains yellow.
Pearl Cockatiels have a genetic mutation that causes a scalloped appearance in their back and wings. Males often lose the pearl pattern after molting while females retain it.
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Pied Cockatiels have a genetic mutation which causes them to have light splotches of color. These birds are sub classified as light pied, heavy pied, and clear pied, depending on the amount of the body covered on light splotches.
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