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Cockatiels are small parrots native to the Australian outback. In the wild they travel in pairs or small flocks and nest in tree cavities near water. Mated pairs form strong, long-lasting bonds; some pairs stay together for life. In captivity, cockatiels enjoy lots of attention from their owners.… Learn More


Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Little Cause for Concern

  • Easily bred in captivity, no evidence captured or imported from the wild

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Little Cause for Concern

  • No evidence of potential for invasion

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Hand-reared chicks can have life-long health problems
  • Live for 15–20 years, so require a long-term commitment to care
  • Require a lot of attention

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • May carry and transmit psittacosis, a potentially life-threatening disease for humans

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