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hi guys! So I bought this beautiful cockatiel a few days ago and I was told that he/she was boy but I’m really not sure because Google has messed with my head haha. He/she has super bright cheeks but also has markings on his/her tail. can anyone help with this mystery haha. I’m unsure whether or not he/she is still molting their feathers and I’m not even sure how old he/she is. He/she is still getting used to their environment so hasn’t really made a sound yet but they’re always wanting to be near the side of the cage where we are or will be when we go back to the cage to relax (the cage is in our bedroom). They have made a few beep sounds when we come into the room but other than that we’re still waiting. Also i watched a video the other night that had some random bird sounds in it and they responded to it pretty loud but again only in beeps. I’m so confused!!! View attachment 96159 View attachment 96158 View attachment 96158
Your bird is gorgeous. Males have particular behavior. They like to whistle, they also wikl repeatedly strike surfaces with there beak. Some say it's to show ownership but I think it has something to do with regurgitation. Anyway try whistling something easy like Tequila or the Adams Family song. If he/she whistles back, that is probably a male. If not, it's a female most likely since they don't really whistle. Males are into this stuff to attract females so they are really animated.
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