Cockatiel

Cockatiel
Nymphicus hollandicus
Captive Bred

Note: Birds available for store collection only

See our Cockatiel care sheet

Bird Species

Cockatiel

Cockatiel

Known to be very friendly birds who are fond of their owners and enjoy spending time outside the cage with them

Accessories: Cockatiels are intelligent animals and enjoy enrichment through cage accessories. Toys should be provided for which enable the bird to remain occupied. Allow plenty of perches to climb on and swing toys.  Use different sized perches to allow your birds feet to stay healthy.

Diet: Cockatiels require a diet made up from around 75% pellets and 25% seed. Dark leafy veg should also be fed,  making up no more than 20% of the total diet. See over the page for specific cockatiel foods.

Housing: The recommended cage size for a cockatiel is  96cm L x 72cm D x 72cm H or (L 2x wingspan, D/H 1.5x wingspan) with 10% additional per extra bird. Cockatiels require lots of cage toys and perches in order to gain enrichment. They also enjoy mirrors and will sing to themselves. They do require handling every day at least once a day.

Handling: Cockatiels are very social birds and should be handled daily– especially if housed alone. Try to make their time out of the cage enriching by focusing on your bird when it is out. You can train your bird to fly to you with treats and toys and set up perches around the home for your bird to fly to. Always allow your bird to step on to a branch or your hand when taking them out. Do not grab them.

Please note: Birds are for store collection only.


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