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The cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus), also known as weiro bird, or quarrion, is a small parrot that is a member of its own branch of the cockatoo family endemic to Australia. The cockatiel is one of three commonly kept parrots that create an abundance of bird dust. The other dust culprits are the cockatiel’s close cousin, the cockatoo, and the African grey parrot. You might notice a layer of fine, white dust covering pretty much everything near your cockatiel’s cage, especially objects that draw dust with static, like the television. What’s unique about the powder down feathers is that the tips crumble into a fine dust as the bird preens, spreading the powder throughout the feathers and helping to waterproof the bird. They are prized as household pets and companion parrots throughout the world and are relatively easy to breed. As a caged bird, cockatiels are second in popularity only to the Cockatiel-Parrot-and-eggs
Cockatiel-Parrot-and-eggs Colors and Markings
Grey is the natural color of Cockatiels in the wild, and mature males will have an entirely grey body except for a characteristic white stripe on each wing, a yellow face and crest, and orange cheeks. These orange cheek spots are far more prominent in mature males and are dull and may not even be visible in females and young chicks.
Caring for the Grey Cockatiel
Grey Cockatiels are highly social creatures that live in vast flocks in the wild, and as such, they need regular, almost constant interaction with their owners. These birds become bored and lonely quickly, so if you are away from them frequently, we highly recommend getting them a partner. If you notice your Cockatiel plucking out their feathers incessantly, this is a sure sign of loneliness. Try and take them out of their cage and interact with them as much as possible, especially if they don’t have a partner.