With winter now long gone and spring well underway we have
our best breeding pairs doing their jobs in the nestboxes to provide us with handraised cockatiels
for Christmas. I do have pairs currently on eggs while other breeding
pairs are already tending young chicks. There
will certainly be quite a few babies available over the next few months.
Handreared Cockatiels that will be available now to Christmas include the following:
Prices will vary on the colour of the bird so please email me
with details of what you are interested in. Babies can be viewed prior to
weaning and a holding deposit will be accepted if you would like to pre-book
one. I am happy to have future owners come in and interact with their baby while
it is weaning so there is some bond forming before it goes to its new home.
Children especially love to watch them grow up and feather out! This is not
necessary of course but the option is available to anyone who is interested.
I currently have available a variety of young and adult
aviary bred birds for sale. Some are juveniles, others are single breeding age
adults while there are also some guaranteed bonded breeding pairs for sale.
Once again prices vary depending the age, mutation and
breeding status of the bird. I do not sell birds as bonded pairs unless they
have successfully bred and raised a clutch of babies for me.
Breeder certificates are available with all birds purchased
and only the guaranteed genetics are stated. Some birds may contain splits but
these will not be listed unless I can give 100% confirmation they do exist.
Not all breeding cockatiels for sale will have been bred by our
aviary but each bird is of good quality and of the high standard we have set for
our aviaries. We are not brokers and as such do not purchase birds just for
ongoing sale and profit. Each bird that is purchased by us is bought for
breeding purposes and then for various reasons after a period of time may be
Some of the mutations I breed and have available for sale at
various times are:
all our baby Cockatiels for sale are handraised and we have them available
most of the year. They are inside the house with my family from the time they
are taken from the parents are thus well-adjusted to children and normal
household noises and activities and make the perfect pet.
They are pulled from the nest from 2-3
weeks of age and are syringe fed on
Hagen Tropican Handfeeding Formula. They are all abundance weaned which
means they are fed as much as they want when they want it.
Once our Handraised cockatiels reach around 4 - 5 weeks of age they are
introduced to a quality seed mix plus a variety of soft food like grain bread,
corn kernels, endive, bok choy, grated apple and carrot, sprouts etc. At first
it is all play and testing for them so the formula is still fed until they are
at least 7-8 weeks old. Once they are capable of cracking the seed and are
eating on their own and not begging for formula I then monitor them for a week
or so to make sure they are not losing weight and are in fact able to feed and
maintain themselves properly.
All my birds are legbanded with the Australian National Cockatiel Society legrings. These legrings are
individually numbered and those numbers are all registered under my name as the
breeder. I then keep my own personal records to show which bird went to what
owner. If ever the bird should become lost at some stage then the legring can be
traced through the Society back to me where I can then contact the owner. It is
the only form of positive identification available.
Each person that purchases a bird is also
provided with a Breeders Certificate which gives details of the birds age,
legring number, colour, and my details. It also contains a more detailed genetic
description of the bird and its parents just in case at some point in the future
it is used for breeding purposes.
Some of my Cockatiels for sale are guaranteed
sexed birds but unfortunately in some cases it is impossible to determine the
sex until they get a bit older. If people are requesting a particular sex then I
advise which bird is definitely male and female and let them make the final
Each bird is sold with a starter pack
which contains a small amount of the seed they are used to and an information
sheet with all the necessary do's and don'ts. It also contains my contact
details should you need any further assistance.
If at any stage in the future you are
going on holidays and need a bird-sitter then I am happy to have any of my
babies return for a visit while you are away. I will provide all the necessary
food and full care at a small cost to the owner.
All Cockatiels for sale are guaranteed healthy at the
time of sale. If for some reason your bird falls ill or has suspect health
problems within the first few weeks and you take it to a vet for consultation
and they determine it has a pre-purchased health condition then we will happily
exchange the bird for one of equal value. We are happy to provide you with any
assistance or advice you require as an ongoing service.