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Has anyone seen 'tiels do a courting Dance? I have a male 'tiel that is always trying to romance another guy's hen. I sat down at my desk a few minutes ago and watched as he shifted his weight from onefoot to the other and they did a little sideways hop. He wasn't singing to her (yet) but he continued this little dance kind of making slow circles as he stepped. Then he started to drum on the surface they where standing on (the top of a wooden crate). She seemed to be responding. Still he wasn't singing. As soon as he started THAT her male positioned himself between them. This crate is a new addition in the aviary so I haven't witnessed this before and I wonder if this is a behaviour they would exibit in nature? I bet Bea knows.