Originally a native of the hot, dry Australian interior, all cockatiels for sale are now bred in this country. A communal bird, they are interesting and intelligent pets. The normal colour is grey but there are variations such as white, cinnamon, pied, silver or lutino (pale yellow). Cockatiels are natural acrobats and mimics, can learn simple words and phrases and are excellent whistlers. You can expect to have the companionship of this fascinating bird for twelve to fourteen years.
Choosing and buying your cockatiel
A healthy cockatiel should be:
- Bright and alert
- Have no signs of discharge from the eyes or nostrils
- Have a clean vent area
- Feathers should be flush to the body and not be fluffed up
- Shoul... read more