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Pearl Cockatiel - Cockatiel Nymphicus Hollandicus Bird

Pearl Cockatiel Cockatiel

Notable traits of the Pearl Cockatiel Bird: Cockatiel (Nymphicus Hollandicus)
Availability: For sale! Interested?
Price: $150.00 (sold individually)
Latin Name: Nymphicus Hollandicus
Common Name: Pearl Cockatiel
Description: The Pearl Cockatiel has scalloped looking feathers. The coloration of the pearl is a result of a feather pattern change rather than a color change. Commonly known as Pearled Cockatiels, Laced Cockatiels, Opaline Cockatiels, Pearl Cockatiels, Pearly Cockatiels, and even just Pearl Tiels or Pearly Tiels.

Pearling is where the feathers on the back, nape, and wings are edged or laced in white or yellow. There are both lightly pearled birds and heavily pearled birds. Starting with the first molt, a male pearl will loose his markings and return to a normal gray coloration over a period of years. Males don't actually loose the pearling but it becomes so faint that it can only be seen on some of the heavily pearled mature males, and even then it only looks like a shadow. The female will not loose her markings
Gender Determination: Male birds will lose their pearl markings usually after their first molt After the first molt males will have yellow or white faces Female birds will have faces that are gray or brownish
Trainability: Easily trained when young
Length: 12 to 14 inches
Average Lifespan: 20 years
Average Weight: 90-120 g
Song: Males and females can learn to whistle tunes, and short songs
Diet: Pellets, Fruit, Veggies, with some seed treats and spray millet
Housing: 12 by 18 by 18 inches
Loudness: Can be melodious and chatty in the home.
Talking Ability: May learn a few words generally fairly better at whistling
Breeding Notes: Cockatiel breeding can be a very rewarding experience. Cockatiels will readily nest provided they have a nest box and some material to construct the nest from. They lay one egg every other day until they have laid about 4 to 7 eggs. The incubation period is 17 - 22 days. After hatching the young birds will open their eyes at 9 days of age.

After about 18 days the orange cheek patch will appear on the babies. At about 30 days they will look like adult birds, and will fledge at about 35 days of age.
Mutations: Pied or Cinnamon
Age of Maturity: 1
Breeding Life: 15
Nest: 12 x 8 x 12 inches
Breeding Aviculture: Fairly common
Average Clutch Size: 4-7
Habitat: Australia
References: SeedPelletToy
Store Location: St. Clements, Ontario; Canada
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