The Cockatiel bird or nymphic parakeet is highly coveted in Switzerland. It is a species of bird of Australian origin classified in the order of Psittaciformes. It is a fairly intelligent, sociable, and above all affectionate parrot pet if you take good care of it. But before adopting it, it is advisable to know more about it
The Cockatiel bird (Nymphicius Hollandius) is a bird of the family Cacatuidae. Native to Australia, this bird is admired for its beauty and great intelligence. It is recognized by its head made of a captivating yellow and its magnificent crest above its skull.
The Cockatiel bird is a very pretty gray color and has white stripes on the wings. Her cheeks are adorned with orange round spots, which further accentuate her beauty. These cockatiel birds have their light gray underparts and their tails have different shades of gray (from pale gray to dark gray). The irises are dark in color, the beak gray and the legs are a mixture of gray and brown. You will find very distinctive bars on their rumps and tails.
In the wild, they like to frequent fairly open wooded areas. Places crowded with acacia trees and forests near streams are their favorites. These Cockatiel birds are also present in orchards but also stubble. Even the plains are favorable to their survival. For its breeding, you must make sure to find adequate space, spacious, well-ventilated, and above all with good lighting.
Cockatiel lifespan captivity
The Cockatiel bird is able to live between 11 and 20 years if it is in a suitable environment. In a cage, these cockatiels are a very dark gray color that turns almost black. Their plumage is covered with white bands and they can weigh between 70 and 120g when they reach adulthood. Cockatiels come in several varieties of mutation. These are mainly pearls, lutinos, albinos as well as variegated. The qualities that make the cockatiel a prized cockatiel bird are its curiosity, its great sociability, and its ability to sing.
Before raising a cockatiel parrot to breed in your home, you need to know all of parrot’s needs. For his happiness and his well-being, he needs a spacious cage. The larger the space, the more the cockatiel parrot will be able to perform the movements and physical activities necessary for its development.
For shapes, it is recommended to opt for a cage equipped with horizontal bars so that he can climb at ease. It would also be ideal to have an aviary with a flight distance of at least two meters to allow her to fly safely as much as she wants.
In the cage the parrot must be provided a bathtub; add a feeder and a box to contain its water. The cockatiel parrot being of a very active nature, it will be necessary to equip its residence with a swing, various toys, and twigs so that it can be activated to the maximum. These arrangements are likely to help her have fun because she could quickly get depressed. Make sure you place the cage away from direct sunlight and too-high or too-low temperatures.
With regard to lighting, care should be taken to ensure that the location of the cage can allow the Cockatiel bird to benefit from at least 8 hours of natural light per day. The night lamp is ideal for illuminating his cage at night.
Your parrot needs healthy food if you care about its health. These cockatiel birds are especially fond of seeds. In specialized stores, you are more likely to find better quality seeds with all the nutrients essential for their growth.
For a balanced diet and better health, you should get used to feeding your cockatiel vegetables and fruits. Green vegetables are the most suitable in this case. They contain most of the vitamins useful for its well-being. On the other hand, avoid giving your cockatiel bird potatoes, beets, mushrooms, and citrus fruits. Spare it, with just as much parsley as well as the shallot.
They should be banned from his diet. Millet can be served to him a few times a week as a food supplement. Likewise, the mineral blocks would provide him with calcium and minerals that are useful for his good health. No power without water; so be sure to fill its jar with clean, healthy water and change it as it becomes dirty.
The cockatiel can live on its own, as long as you are around the house often. If you have to be away often, prefer to adopt a couple to avoid boredom and possible depression for your parrot. On the other hand, avoid placing two males together or more males than females, as they risk beating each other to assert their superiority.
Care for cockatiels
The cockatiel is a perfect nest for parasites. They are usually prone to lice and beak mite infection. It will then be necessary to clean its plumage regularly in order to avoid its parasites. Also, give him a complete cleaning, that is to say, the plumage, the crest, the claws, and the beak to avoid any dirt.
Cut the claws as soon as they get too big. Go to a veterinarian if you notice a growth on the beak. This can remove the excess. The comfort of the Cockatiel bird depends on it.
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Price for cockatiels
For the purchase of a cockatiel, you must allow between 80$ and 250$. But when you count the purchase of the cage and the fittings, you can find yourself in the CHF 500.00. Despite all the qualities that make the cockatiel a coveted parrot, it is still very noisy and requires special attention. So, if you don’t have time to give him or you are looking for calm, it is better to abstain.
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