The Australian National Cockatiel Society Inc is a non-profit based club that endeavours to support and encourage anyone interested in aviculture, in particular the keeping and or breeding of the Cockatiel.
The Australian National Cockatiel Society Inc is the original all cockatiel, non - profit based club which endeavours to support and encourage anyone interested in aviculture, in particular the keeping and or breeding of the Cockatiel.
The club originated in 1990 in Brisbane, Queensland's capital city, when a handful of people responded to an advertisement seeking others who had an interest in these Australian birds. The ANCS is the first club to focus solely on cockatiels, promoting various aspects of their care and breeding. Through the knowledge and experience of the ever growing membership, and an informative bi-monthly journal, the club is able to offer an extensive information base and support system to members throughout Australia and overseas. (Currently New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, etc.) Members also have the opportunity to attend the monthly gatherings in Brisbane to share their experiences, as well as to learn from knowledgeable guest speakers.
The cockatiel is a native of Australia and was thought to have been discovered around 1788. Whilst initially the bird was available only in its native form, the variety of feather patterns and colour combinations available today make this a very worthy agricultural subject. Arguably the most kept pet bird in the world today, it is also perhaps the ideal choice for the novice breeder. They are usually only too eager to breed given good care and attention, as well as a healthy and suitable environment. There is no greater achievement than to see your first chicks hatch, and then develop into fine young cockatiels. This can be achieved without too much agonising over, as can sometimes be the case with more expensive and harder to breed bird varieties.