The Behavior Of  Cockatiel Bird

The Behavior Of Cockatiel Bird

Written By: Binita Published In: Bird-Blog Created Date: 2017-06-03 Hits: 777 Comment: 0

The cockatiel is the most widely distributed hook bill. In their natural habitat they live in open terrain with scattered groups of trees. Cockatiels are also nomadic and spend most of their days searching for food, mostly seeds of acacia and spinifex grass on the ground. However, they are opportunistic feeders and will eat anything from berries to insects. As you will see cockatiels will also be opportunistic feeders with 

their owners.The normal cockatiel is slate gray, reminiscent of a common pigeon.A yellow suffusion covers the entire bird. This yellow is especially prominent in the head and crest of the male bird. Youngsters and hens have horizontal bars going down the tail.


Small parrots with a variety of color patterns and a crest, they are attractive as well as friendly and easy to tame.

Because of their small size, cockatiel care and taming is easier than some other parrot species.

They are capable of mimicking speech, although they can be difficult to understand.

They are quite good at whistling and can often be taught to whistle tunes.


The cockatiel's lifespan in captivity is generally given as 16 to 25 years, though it is sometimes given as short as 10 to 15 years, and there are reports of cockatiels living as long as 32 years, the oldest confirmed specimen reported being 36 years old. Diet and exercise are major determining factors.


A Cockatiel's general diet includes seeds, pellets, chopped fruits, greens, canned corns, muffins or soft bread, millets and vegetables. It is essential to always wash their food and water containers regularly.

Cockatiel as a pet

Cockatiels as pets are active and playful and (if you want) should have a beautiful and attractive cage (but make sure they need clean and spacious cages that would keep them at ease). Cockatiels are perfect for amateur Parrot pet owners. By nature they are cheerful birds and are seldom temperamental. Pet Cockatiels are small in size with colorfully patterned feathers.Training a Cockatiel is not at all a challenging job. Though Cockatiel care is expensive but its simply worth it. Shower them with ample love and attention and they will easily bond with you.

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