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New Cockatiel Aviary

Cockatiels
(Nymphicus hollandicus)

Our cockatiels are all pets who outgrew their cages and needed a bigger, better enclosure that they could happily fly in together. After fundraising to improve their existing aviary, we were able to build them a brand new one in 2017 and they are very happy! They live with three of our chickens, Hen Solo, Jabba the Cluck, and Kylo Hen; who happily share their aviary together.

Did you know? Charlie Brown, one of our cockatiels came from a Polish-speaking home and can even say a couple of Polish words himself, such as "dzień dobry" (good day)

Cockatiels, also known as the quarrion and the weiro; are small parrots native to Australia, where they are found largely in the arid or semi-arid country, but always close to water. Largely nomadic, the species will move to where food and water are available. They are typically seen in pairs or small flocks. Sometimes, hundreds will flock around a single such body of water.

This species, the smallest species of cockatoo, is very popular as a pet and numerous colour variants are found in captive-bred birds (as can be seen with our group!). 

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