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Hello!
I have a 4 yr old single female named Opal, who I'm fairly sure is broody? Lately, she's been being very... "flirty" with her toys, and I've noticed her frequently hanging out in the corner of the bottom of her cage for the past couple of days. She would come back up and want out though, so I always assumed she was just ripping up the paper towels down there for fun. Well, just today, when I went near her cage, she got very angry and puffed up, doing that funny rocking thing they do when they think they've found a potential nest. When I got a little closer, she actually charged at me, hissing. I have chickens, so I'm familiar with broody hens, but I've never dealt with it in cockatiels before, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice? She's usually very tame and cuddley, so you can imagine my surprise when she started acting like this, lol

I'm assuming that I should just let her be and try not to stress her out.. but like I said, I've never dealt with broody cockatiels ;u;
One thing I am a little concerned about though, is that the corner she's picked has some poop there. Could that be a problem? I'm worried that if I try to change the paper towels, she'll get really stressed out, but I also dont want her sitting in poop... help?

Thank you!!
 

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Hi there my female is doing the same except the hissing part her name is olive. She is so broody also gets funky with her toys and tried to mate with a budgie.. Anyway actually got footage of that incase no one believes me, but last year Same thing and she layed eggs yea like 6 infertile eggs, cocatiel females can lay eggs without a male help. So your birdy might be laying eggs soon and could be reasons she chasing you because she is nesting now and the poop issue could be related to this egg problem. Give her Cocunut water 100 percent pure, with a syringe if you can catch her and feed it to her or in water bowl if that not a option with syringe. My cockatiel girl olive will prob also lay eggs any day now she is very single never had a boyfriend and she is so upset her friend artchi and her partner keeps laying eggs so yea mine extra broody because she watches them. But keep a eye open for eggs, just leave her with her eggs they Wil he infertile anyway if u remove the eggs she Wil lay more eggs.
 
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