For keeping cockatiel healthy and fit feed them with proper food and follow a healthy diet in addition to the training. They usually eat seeds, dry nuts, berries, and vegetables in Australia which is their native place. In Chennai, they feed cockatiels with different types of grasses and also a variety of seeds. They also feed fruits for the cockatiel bird. Don’t feed cockatiel with human food but in rare cases, it is considered fine.
Seeds and pellets are the common diet for two-third of the cockatiel bird and fruits should be the rest of their diet. This food diet will keep cockatiel healthy and fit. Most of the cockatiel owners feed their bird with seed. Since seeds are natural and healthy. But seeds will not provide calcium and vitamins to the bird. So with only seeds, they will not get a full proper diet. Pellets are the bird’s food, which provides them all the needed calcium and minerals for their growth. For this reason, most of the cockatiel owners feed their pet with pellets.
Initially, it will be difficult to the change the cockatiels food from seed to pellets, but with expert advice bird owners can change their diet. The newborn chick will adapt easily to the pellets. Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blackberries, cherries, coconut, dates, figs, grape, kiwi, mango and melon are some of the fruits which cockatiels eat. Some of the vegetables which can be added to cockatiels diet are beans, carrots, cabbage, cucumber, peas, potatoes, pumpkin and spinach in Chennai.