The Cinnamon Cockatiel, also known as the Isabelle Cockatiel or the Cinnamon Tiel, has a recessive sex mutation.It doesn’t have the cool gray of the typical Grey Cockatiel or many other color variations. The yellows in the head and tail accentuate the warmth of the cinnamon coloration even more. Cinnamon’s plumage can range in color from a warm tannish-gray to a dark chocolate brown. Cinnamon Pearl Cockatiel and Cinnamon Pied Cockatiel are two other lovely Cinnamon varieties.
Cockatiels are the most popular of the parrot family, with the Budgerigar as their major competitor (referred to as the Parakeet in the United States). They are hardy, adapt well to changes in their environment, and are simple to breed. Furthermore, keeping a cockatiel as a pet is simple because they are quiet parrots who enjoy being left alone for long periods of time.
The Cinnamon Cockatiel, just as the Lutino Cockatiel, is what is known as a sex-linked recessive mutation. The gene that effects the melanin pigment actually stops the brown pigment from changing to grey or black. It doesn’t change the amount of pigment, just the color of it. The brown pigment that remains then extends to the eyes, beak, feet and legs, and the feathers. Their is also more yellow in the feathers of the chest on both the male and female than on a common grey cockatiel, and more yellow on the face of the female.
Caring for the Cinnamon Cockatiel
Cinnamon Cockatiels are best kept in couples because they are such social animals, but they can also survive alone if they receive enough care and interaction from their owners. Their cage should be roomy and expansive, with enough space for them to flap and stretch their wings, as well as perches, toys, and feeding bowls. The finest cages are tall cages with horizontal bars to climb on, which will provide them with plenty of possibilities to climb and receive enough exercise. Even so, they require a significant amount of time outside their cage.
Cockatiels enjoy foraging and playing on the ground, so covering the floor with newspaper and hiding treats and food for them to find is a terrific idea. They’re a rather filthy bird, producing fine, powdery dust on their feathers as a result of grooming. This will, of course, leave a powdery covering on their cage, which must be cleaned on a regular basis. You might even attempt bathing them or giving them a bath to splash in on occasion to help with the mess.
Their wings will need to be cut once or twice a year, just like any other pet Cockatiel. While you may do this yourself, it does need some precision, so we recommend that you take your bird to a specialist. They also require nail cutting twice or three times a year to prevent injury to themselves, their owners, and other birds.
Cinnamon Cockatiel Temperament
Because of their mild, docile, friendly, and endearing demeanor, these small birds make excellent pets and enjoy being close to their owners. In the wild, they live in big flocks, and their sociable nature makes them well-suited to being kept as pets. They are robust birds who do not mind being left alone, though if left alone frequently, having a couple to keep each other company is a good idea. Cinnamon Cockatiel are much quieter than other parrot species, which makes them perfect for small apartments or homes.
They are peaceful and docile birds if they have been well-raised and socialized, but untamed birds are prone to nipping. Fortunately, their sociable nature makes them approachable and kind to strangers. They are intelligent birds that can be taught to perform tricks and make a wide range of sounds and calls, including rudimentary speech mimicking.
Many people have different ideas on how to sex cockatiels, but many of the color varieties are just indicators, not sure ways to tell. The Grey Cockatiel is dimorphic, which means it may be visually sexed around the age of six months.
The yellows on the face of a Cinnamon Cockatiel female are more plentiful than on a Grey female, although the amount of yellow on both types of males is roughly the same. If you have a Cinnamon Cockatiel, a DNA test will be your best choice for determining the sex of your pet.