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Handfed Cockatiel

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Handfed Cockatiel

 

Scientific Name: Nymphicus hollandicus is the scientific name for cockatiels.

Physical Characteristics: Cockatiels are small parrots that measure around 12 to 14 inches in length, including their tail feathers. They have a distinct crest of feathers on their head which they can raise or lower depending on their mood 3. Their bodies are predominantly gray with white wing patches, and they have a yellow face with orange cheeks.

Habitat: Cockatiels are native to Australia and can be found in a variety of habitats including forests, woodlands, and grasslands. They are also popular as pets worldwide.

Behavior: Cockatiels are highly social birds and enjoy spending time with their human owners 3. They are known for their ability to whistle and sing, and with proper training, they can even mimic human speech.

Lifespan: In captivity, cockatiels have an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years, although some individuals have been known to live up to 30 years or more with proper care.