The cockatiel, or weiro as it is generally known in WA, is a semi-arid bird species that is found in many parts of Australia. Males and females both make great pets, and they’re fairly easy to keep.
Interestingly, the cockatiel is one of the only species where male birds will often mimic or whistle more than female birds. There are many different colour mutations of the cockatiel, including the popular pearl and lutino varieties.
Cockatiels generally do well with cage mates as they are often quite playful; however, it is important to introduce any new cage mates slowly, as not all birds will get along well.