Scientific Name:
Nymphicus hollandicus
Size:
Small, up to 13 inches
Native Region:
Australia
Life Expectancy:
20 to 30 years
Noise Level:
Low; although known for its long and sometimes loud whistle.
Trick / Talking Ability:
Low; can learn a few words, typically the males only.  Great whistlers
Personality:
Sweet, mild-mannered birds that enjoy cuddling, but can be territorial.  
Males tend to be more adventurous and independent and females more
docile.
Behavior / Health Concerns:
Can be prone to night thrashing, which can be reduced with a night light.  
When annoyed, a cockatiel will sometimes hiss to show its anger, even
at its beloved owner.  To avoid this reaction, learn to read the body
language of your 'tiel.  Excessive egg laying in females can cause a
range of problems, including calcium deficiency.  Prone to Giardiasis,
psittacosis, and upper respiratory infections.  Dusty birds, may be a
concern for those with allergies.
Pied
Female and Male
Lutino
Whitefaced
Pearl
Lutino Whitefaced
When cockatiels are young, it is very hard, if not impossible, to visually sex them.  Based on experience we can guess
the sex but cannot guarantee that we are accurate.  The only sure way to know is through a DNA test.

Here is a link to a general guideline other breeders use to visually sex their cockatiels and this may help you in
choosing a cockatiel should the sex be important to you -
Visually Sexing Your Cockatiel.
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