The cockatiels have reached the European continent, brought by expeditions around the year 1840. Currently, along with their cousins, the Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), they are the psittaciformes more bred in the world.
Of easy creation and long life (average 18 years, if well cared for), the Cockatiel is recommended for those who want a beautiful bird without much work.
In its natural habitat, the Cockatiel lives in groups and likes to nest in dead tree trunks. They are found near rivers and waterfalls and their migrations are controlled by the water cycle.
Through selected intersections, starting from the original color of yellow-gray, we now find several color patterns, including the cinnamon, harlequin and silver.
The training of Cockatiels requires much patience and is not all of them that learn, but the results are rewarded with beautiful whistles and the repetition of certain songs.
There are many mutations of Cockatiels with varied colors. They are: Silvestre, Arlequim, Lutino, Cinnamon, Opalina (Pearl), Cara Branca, Prata, Fulvo, Albino (and there is an albino pattern and not only genetic mutations), Pastel, Para Recesivo and Parata Dominante.