Fact Sheet: Cockatiels

No licence required.

Recessive Mutations:

Sex Linked (hens cannot be split): Lutino, Pearl, Cinnamon, Platinum, Yellow-faced.

Autosomal (cocks and hens can be split): Pied, White-faced, Silver, Fallow.

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising millets and plain canary seed. Sunflower seed and Hulled Oats should be available.

FRESH WATER: for drinking and bathing

REGULAR GREENS: such as milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.

CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT, CHARCOAL.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 90cm; 10000 sq.cm. first bird, add 5000sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 90cm; 5000 sq.cm. first bird, add 2500 sq.cm. per extra bird

PLANTS: most individuals chew the plants in the aviary. Beware of toxic plants

MIXING: Tolerant of other species and may be colony-bred.

*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.

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(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

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