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The Cockatiel of Timbavati Wildlife Park

By Chris Taylor Monday, December 5, 2016

This week we’re taking a look at another interesting bird the Cockatiel of Timbavati Wildlife Park!

Cockatiel also known as nymphicus hollandicus are native to Australia! They can be found in pairs or small flocks throughout the wild. These small birds like to nest in hollow tree limbs or trunk holes located near water.

More About The Cockatiel

The cockatiel’s average weight can be anywhere from 3 to 6 pounds and they can be as long as 12-14 inches long. They like to feed on fresh fruits and vegetables and will also eat seeds and pellets.

These social birds are quite vocal. The male call is known to vary more than that of the female. Though they are related to the birds who can imitate the human voice these specific birds much rather imitate whistles. Some have even been taught to repeat words and melodies!

The breeding season for the cockatiel lasts from August to December though they are able to and do breed year round. When nesting a typical cockatiel will lay 4 to 7 eggs. These eggs are laid every other day and have an incubation period of about 18-21 days.

Stop in for a whistle or two from our cockatiel friends at Timbavati Wildlife Park!

 

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