Cockatiels live a wandering live. They are constantly looking for water and a good supply of food. Their incubation periond depends on the rain. As soon as the rainy season begins they look for breeding caves because only during this time they find enough food to raise their offspring. If the rainy season lasts for a longer period of time they breed more than once in quick succession.
Size: beak to tail 32 cm; wingspan 48 cm
Age: 25 years
Sexually mature: after 8 month
gestation period: reproduction: 4-7 eggs, breeding duration: 18-21 days
food: cereals, nuts, fruits, grasses, herbs, seeds
habitat: steppes and semi-deserts of Australia
Danger: not endangered