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  1. Woke up this morning to an egg!!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    So I'm sure this is a familiar story for this forum but I woke up this morning to find an egg on the bottom of our cage. We think we know who the mother is as we have two females but we didn't think our male was old enough to breed yet. This leads me to two conclusions. Either the female is...
  2. Ever heard/thought of this?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Just out of curiosity Has anyone ever thought to use wood stove pellets for nest box bedding? Everyone uses ceder shavings right? just wondering, saw dust is used sometimes as well but i thought that might cause respiratory problems in the chicks and parents. I do know that wood stove pellets...
  3. Help!!!

    Cockatiel Breeding
    My female cockatiel has been laying too many unfertilized eggs. She has 2 1 month old babies who have not left the nest yet. They are not handfed. I have been told to leave the unfertilized eggs there till she abandons them. But what do I do now that she won't stop laying unfertilized eggs?? I...
  4. Time for nest away?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hey there. My cockatiel pair have 2 babies. They are around 4-4 1/2 weeks old. They are not handfed. They are parent fed. The babies have not begun weaning, but they have begun to walk out of the nest and explore the cage. They have also started to lose weight and begin to flap their wings. But...
  5. Bad dad?

    Cockatiel Breeding
    My mama cockatiel has 2 babies that are 4 weeks old. She is so loving with her babies. Papa cockatiel is also caring for his babies when it comes to feeding and protecting them. But papa cockatiel sometimes goes inside the nest and plucks a few tiny feathers under the chick. This rarely happens...
  6. Weaning and fledging newbie.

    Cockatiel Breeding
    Hi. My 2 baby cockatiels have grown up so fast. They are about 4 weeks old. They have begun to flap their wings and pick at their nest. But I'm not sure when/how fledging or weaning begins for them. They are parent fed. One of the babies have begun to step out of the nest and start to stand on...
  7. Silly question, but...

    Cockatiel Breeding
    I have a female cockatiel right now, but I'm thinking of getting a second one. A breeder I know has 3 available babies, and 2 are males. If I get a male, will they try to breed (if they like each other, that is) even if I don't provide them with a nest box? I will be keeping them in separate...
  8. nest box has come need advice

    Cockatiel Breeding
    hi all u know the perch that come with the nest box is it best to have the perch on the out side or half inside and half out side also it hasnt got mesh in for them to climb out just 4 bits of wood inside for them to climb out am i ment to put mesh in on them bits on wood tony
  9. Cookie and Bailee - new pics 2/12

    Cockatiel Breeding
    You read right!! :D Cookie seems to be all better and yesterday i put the nest box up. Bailee's been living with her for over a week now, but they haven't been mating. I can just see Bailee thinking (shocking i know) "ohhh, how silly do you think i am mum? Last time i made a move you moved me...