Normally, the bird will live well if they are taken care of well. There are many birds that live an average of 20 years. Today, we will find about life span cockatiels.
The Cockatiel is also known as the Australian Gray Parrot or the Malayan Parrot. They are one of the most popular pet birds. This parrot is native to Australia. Then they grow and live in many different places. Their adaptability is very fast. With an outstanding gray coat, this cockatiel breed in Vietnam is quite popularly raised.
Cockatiels have a body length of about 32 – 33cm. Wingspan is about 16-18cm. The natural crest is 4-6cm high. Particularly for pure crested varieties 4-11cm long, 80-100g weight. Cockatiel parrots have a short, wide mouth. The head has a yellow crest. On the cheeks there are round orange feathers, the feathers on the wings are white. The tail is dark gray.
In the wild Cockatiels often work in pairs or small groups to forage, their food is often seeds and grains and some local agricultural pests. Usually Cockatiels live on dead branches, next to rivers, streams… They seem to like to work near water sources. Most cockatiels love to take a bath. They are also active on the ground foraging for food such as seeds, grass, leaves and bark (from all trees, shrubs and other vegetation). They also feed on a number of other insects and larvae.
How long do cockatiels live?
Cockatiels have an average lifespan of about 15 to 20 years. Some children even live up to 36 years. Cockatiels are quite healthy and resistant to diseases. However, you should pay attention to their diet as well as some care conditions such as temperature and nutrition to ensure cockatiels always live well.
What is the character of cockatiels?
Cockatiels are very sociable birds, they love attention and companionship from their owners. If you take care of them warmly and affectionately, they will feel very interested and always express their feelings gently, delicately and sweetly. This helps reduce the negative factors of anxiety and panic, helping cockatiels live longer.
Besides, cockatiels also love to be petted and will lower their head each time you cuddle them. Once you have established a trusting relationship with them, they will allow you to decorate, pluck, and style them. In particular, they often work very hard to get your attention, climbing the bars and branches of the cage to attract the attention of their owners, they are also often chirping, and singing.
In addition, when they are really comfortable, they will tend to whistle to get attention. They are very intelligent birds and are capable of talking, whistling melodies and imitating sounds.
What is the breeding process of cockatiels?
To be able to raise cockatiels well from birth to adulthood, you need to set a separate care regimen for each stage
In Northern Australia the breeding season of the Cockatiel is from April to July, in the south it is from August to December. Each nest of 1-7 eggs averages about 4. After hatching, the brood is fed by the parents in the morning. morning and evening.
In captivity, the success rate of Cockatiel breeding is quite low, usually around 12 months of age they begin to reproduce, but the age to start breeding is from 15-18 months of age.
Even at this age, many cockatiels are still in the development stage, the reproductive system is not fully developed, leading to some erratic and erratic laying traits.
Some conditions raising to keep cockatiels live well
Suitable temperature for keeping parrots
Based on their natural habitat in their homeland. Measured weather changes when low temperatures are only about 4°C and when high temperatures can reach over 40°C. Therefore, the ability of this parrot to adapt to the weather is quite good. It may be proven that domesticated Cockatiel parrots do not need to be kept too warm.
However, after a long period of artificial breeding, their ability to adapt to the weather has decreased significantly. They have no way of quickly changing their body temperature according to the environment. So in ideal conditions, the most suitable temperature for cockatiels is about 20 – 26°C. Temperatures that are too low or too high make it difficult for their body to accept. If prolonged, maintaining the inappropriate temperature will adversely affect the development of cockatiels.
Ensure a suitable living environment
When raising Cockatiels, try to keep them in good warm room conditions. But do not mount their cage directly near the heat or opposite the heater. This will make the cockatiel feel uncomfortable, and will also cause the smell of their secretions to spread, causing trouble for your family.
You can also use heaters to increase their temperature. But it must be noted, in order to maintain a healthy mind and body for cockatiels, it is necessary to maintain 10-12 hours of sleep every day. So pet owners can prepare bird cages that have been covered with light to improve the quality of their sleep. In particular, when Cockatiels breed, you can take care of them in a more careful mode.
So, how long do cockatiels live? Cockatiels can live an average of 15 to 20 years. On the other hand they are very sociable birds and tend to move in pairs or in small flocks. They don’t like a lonely life at all.
Some birds have been known to live into their twenties. However, cockatiels need to be well taken care of; If they do not receive adequate nutrition or their cages are not cleaned properly and the life span of cockatiels can be drastically reduced to as little as 1 to 5 years.