The cockatiel is the smallest and most widespread of all the cockatoos. They are commonly kept as pets.
|Scientific Name||Nymphicus hollandicus|
|Natural Habitat||Open habitats, including open woodland, scrubland, farmland, orchards, savanna and urban parkland|
|Diet||Mostly seeds, but also berries, other fruits and nectar|
|Life Expectancy||10-14 years in the wild, but up to 36 years in captivity|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern (3.1)|
About our cockatiels
We have a flock of 19 cockatiels.
They are housed with our superb parrots, love birds and budgerigars.
How we care for our cockatiels
Our cockatiels are housed in our Birds of the World Aviary, in our arboretum.
They have a large outdoor aviary with mesh panels, with branching for perching and double mesh to protect them from predators.
They also have an indoor aviary, with nest boxes, perching branches and their feeding and water stations.
Our cockatiels are fed a combination of bird seed and fresh fruit and vegetables.
How you can help cockatiels
Although they are not threatened in the wild, you can help cockatiels by:
- making sure that you don't buy wild caught animals as pets
- making sure that you don't release pet animals into the wild
- thinking carefully before buying exotic pets - they can be difficult to look after and require specialist care