Ask Lafeber


November 3, 2021

How long does it take for cockatiel to adjust to a new environment?

I bought two cockatiels they are not a pair , I wanted to know how long will they take to pair up and adjust to the environment?


Hi Asif,

There is no set time frame for this. Some birds will settle in and get along right away, others might take weeks or months to settle in. Birds do not always like the mate we choose, so some birds will never bond as a pair. Both birds should be at least 2 years old before you let them bond and breed.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,



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