Bird food for cockatiels both seed and pellet diets providing the best cockatiel nutrition. When looking at bird food nutrition for cockatiels we have to determine their daily activity. If they are flighted and move about the house freely they will burn more calories and require more protein to support their active lifestyle.
Even cockatiels with clipped wings can have ground walking and climbing activity which helps burn calories to keep your bird healthy. Cockatiels like to eat human food but generally will eat it from the plate and not hold it in their zygote dactyl foot like other parrots. The average cockatiel weighs approximately 100 g and it is important to weigh your cockatiel on a regular basis looking for any rapid weight fluctuations that could indicate a potential illness