Cockatiels - Sorbet and Sky
Cockatiels are an Australian native bird, it is a small member of the parrot family considered most closely related to cockatoos. They are a popular caged pet and prove relatively easy to breed in captivity.
Cockatiels sport a crest which can indicate the birds demeanour, if the crest is upright the bird is alarmed or excited whereas a flattened crest indicates a relaxed mood.
They eat a seed mixture and fresh fruit and vegetables. They are particulary fond of millet sticks.
Our cockatiels, female, Sorbet and male, Sky came to us in August 2012 and although indoors at the moment they will be moving into an outdoor aviary as soon as it is ready for them.