Beautiful Albino Cockatiel Bird for Sale
Beautiful Albino Cockatiel Bird for Sale is not actually albino, and it’s been said that a better name for it would be White-Faced Lutino Cockatiel because it is a combination of a Lutino Cockatiel and a White-Faced Cockatiel. The Lutino has red eyes, white to pale yellow feathers, and orange patches on its cheeks and the White-Faced Cockatiel is grey with a white or light gray face. Both the Lutino and the White-Face are mutations, which makes the Albino Cockatiel a dual mutation.
There is not much information on how the Beautiful Albino Cockatiel Bird for Sale originated. The “normal grey” Cockatiel has been bred for a variety of color mutations since the 1940s, and the Lutino was the second color mutation introduced in the United States. The White-Faced Cockatiel made its first appearance in 1964 and is a common mutation today.
Cross breeding the White-Faced and Lutino together is what gives the Albino Cockatiel it’s unique appearance. The Lutino gene removes the grey and black color of the White-Faced and adds the red eyes, and the White-Faced gene eliminates all of the orange and yellow coloring of the Lutino. In the end, you have an all-white bird with red eyes, which is not a true albino but has been given the name, nonetheless.
- Care: Its optimal to have wide cage with 1/4 inch bar spacing, for enough space to play. Filled Food & Water bowls are needed 24/7 for the bird to stay healthy and hydrated. Toys are a must and treats for the bird to be happy. Exercise is needed for 2-3 hours a day, let the bird spread its wings and flap its wings to exercise wing muscles. Let the bird walk and climb to exercise legs and feet, also let the bird chew on toys to work on jaw muscles.
- Diet: Fruits, Pellets, Seeds, Vegetables shall all be provided 24/7 & be balanced. Cuttle Bone must provided for calcium and vitamin blocks for vitamins. Also water soluble vitamins are optimal, such as the brand Nekton.
- Gender Differentiation: (Homomorphic) Some Cockatiels can be dimorphic or homomorphic depending on the mutation. Dimorphic meaning Male Cockatiels and Female Cockatiels don’t look the same. Homomorphic meaning Male Cockatiels and Female Cockatiels can look the same. To differentiate Male and Female dimorphic mutation Cockatiels there are several indications, first dimorphic indication being that Male Cockatiels can lose the white/yellow spots & baring pattern underneath the flight and tail feathers becoming one solid color. While Female Cockatiels keep their white/yellow spots & baring pattern underneath the flight and tail feathers. The second dimorphic indication is Males face or spot on face can become brighter, while Females face or spot on face can become duller. Third dimorphic indication being back pattern, such as the Pearly Pied Mutation Cockatiel. Pearly Pied Males lose full patterning on back, while Pearly Pied Females stay the same as age progresses into maturity. To differentiate Male and Female homomorphic mutation Cockatiels there are several indications also. First homomorphic indication being pelvic checking. Male Cockatiels two pelvic bones can be very close together with a very small gap, while Female Cockatiels two pelvic bones can be wide open. Second homomorphic indication is vocalization, Male Cockatiels will be more vocal especially when maturity is reached and Female Cockatiels will be more timid in vocalization. Third homomorphic indication is personality, Male Cockatiels can have a more confident personality and Female Cockatiels can have a more timid personality.
- Age: (Baby 3-6 months) (Juvenile 7-11 months) (Adult 12-18 months) Age varies, depending which bird is chosen.
- Color: White
- Life Span Average: 15 to 20 years
- Size Average: Small 32-34 centimeters
- Weight Average: 70 to 120 grams
- Noise Level: Quiet, perfect for apartment living. Wistler & Can Mimic.
- Personality: Social
- Family: Cockatiel (Nymphicus Hollandicus)