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  1. Allowing to mate while laying?

    Breeding and Genetics
    2+ year old tiel, first time egg laying. She hasn’t laid an egg yet but showing signs of labour from time to time, feeling heavier and acting broody. Male keeps trying to hop on top of her, they’ve done it 3 times in the past 2 days. If she has a suspected egg on the way, is it ok to allow them...
  2. why does my cockatiel keep making mating noises at me

    Cockatiel Talk
    lately she's just been doing it very often, and i don't know why. she only does it at me, we're bonded but she's never done it this much before. just wondering if there is a reason or a way to stop it, as it's getting a little weird thanks
  3. Advice with two young cockatiels (brother and sister)

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi Everyone, This is my first post on here, it's so good to have a community I can ask about my beautiful birds. I recently got two babies (Lily and Daisy, 7 weeks old - they are now ~12-13 weeks old), they are brother and sister and were inseparable from the beginning, I was initially going...
  4. Cash & Houdini's First Clutch!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    These guys have been working on bonding the past several months, and I just noticed recently that they were showing signs of wanting to mate. So, I provided a nest box and BOOM! They are so busy! I came home tonight and Cash was really singing away in the bird room. I went in to check on...
  5. Questions about Moving Cockatiels with eggs

    Cockatiel Breeding
    We have recently came across a pair of cockatiels that have eggs about 5 days from hatching. But the birds need to be taken out of the present situation. The eggs are fertile and both parents are really good about sitting, they have been sitting since the third egg. Eggs 4 and 5 came 2 and 4...
  6. Almost weaned babies!

    Cockatiel Pictures
    My babies at work. So cute when they all barge out for dinner!
  7. Please HELP! I found eggs ...

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi guys. So my two tiels, who never seemed to get along too well, were caught mating about 2 weeks ago. They've been super aggressive and hiding under everything, loving corners and under my bed. On Saturday, I believe, I found an egg under my bed. The next day there were two under my bed...
  8. Male Pied Pearl split to Whiteface?

    Cockatiel Mutations and Genetics
    Okay, so I have discovered that no matter what we say about indications that a cockatiel is male or female based on marking, you never know until you DNA sex it! I walked into a bird store yesterday evening on my search for a male cockatiel that is split to whiteface and pearl, and found a...
  9. A Question About Being Your Birdie's "Mate". . .

    Training and Bonding
    Are both genders equally likely to attempt to mate with your hand? My new female (so I'm told, she seems to fit the bill fairly well) lutino, Pika, was gettin' all up on my hand with her tail 'n junk the other day. I thought it was funny and cute, if a tad bit creepy. x3 I was just curious; is...
  10. Future breeding?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Alright, so before i ask anything here is the situation: I have a beautiful and apparently very healthy four year old female cockatiel, and a 13 year old male cockatiel. My female has laid 13 eggs over the past month-so, questions. She has laid 2-4 eggs in the past during this season, but this...
  11. Why is my femail cockatiel trying to mate with my other femail cockatiel

    Cockatiel Talk
    Today I was training my cockatiels how to fly to me so while I was training my normal grey cockatiel was putting her foot on my other pearl cockatiel. The pearl kept biting her to get off but she still kept trying. She was whistling to her and kept getting closer but she kept bitting her and...
  12. Inbreeding tiels

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi all, I haven't been on this website for a while since we got our fids besides having a few newbie questions in the beginning. Well now I have another... Harley and Rosie (or Rosco) are about 10 months old now, give or take a couple of weeks. We are pretty certain that they are from the...
  13. Female cockatiel wishing to mate?

    Cockatiel Talk
    Hi everyone, I have a female ( I think) cockatiel. The lady who sold it to me raised it herself and says she is 3 months old. I understand tiels reach sexual maturity later than that. However, lately I've noticed her often lower her head, raise her tail feathers and make a unique chirping...
  14. Are my tiels ready?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Are my tiels ready to breed?/Nesting box We have one male, and one female cockatiel. We have seen them mate probably close to a dozen times, but have yet to see any eggs. Now, I understand that the chances of them actually breeding without being kept in the same cage or having a nesting box are...
  15. Is my female bonded to humans too much to breed?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi everyone! :) I have a 2.5 yrs old female cockatiel, Skye. She is really social with us, and in last december she started a mating behavior with my husband...then she started laying eggs, she could not stop, so we got her a very pretty, nice and patient male, Sam :) Only 4 days ago by the way...
  16. moving

    Training and Bonding
    Hi! So I've been watching three cockatiels (now about 2.5 years old) for a year. They belonged to an elderly neighbor of my aunt's, who died and left the birds with my aunt. Soon after my aunt's house was damaged by a fire, and she has been living elsewhere and unable to keep birds since. I took...
  17. Is This Even Possible!??

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi everyone! Yesterday I took two of my cockatiels out of the big flight cage and put them into a separate cage that already houses 2 of their flockmates. I put them there to begin to bond so that I could eventually set them up for nesting. I was absolutely *shocked* to walk into my bird...
  18. My birds DID IT ! WHAT'S NEXT ?! PLEASE HELP !

    Cockatiel Breeding
    :confused: I'm so confused, I don't even know were to start.... Well. I have 7 cockatiels, 3 girls and 4 boys, two of them are siblings and are always showing affection, the other ones are not related, they just keep it cool as friends . BUT ! I have a male that's always trying to get with all...
  19. The first time for Holly and Wiser~~~

    Cockatiel Breeding
    This afternoon, a weird sound woke me up from my nap at the sofa. I turned my head around and I saw something that I could never imagine. My cockatiels were mating!!! I was really surprised~~~~ Things that I have done to stimulate them to breed~~~~ 1. I made a cardboard nestbox + a plywood...
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