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Our cockatiel is currently pacing about on perches and on the floor, looking at the floor, doing her little "Hello!" whistle. She's mainly looking at the corners, I think. Could this possibly be nesting behaviour? Or just an interesting part of the newspaper she's trying to communicate with? :)

It's not the like the mating chirp, or the soft chirps when she is laying an egg, I know those. It really is more of a whistle, which we make and she says back to us.

Yesterday she was looking at one of her toys, which is on the floor of her cage, in a corner, the last place she had eggs. She'd get on it, stare at it, climb up to a perch, stare at it some more lol

Also, as she's single, we don't really want to be encouraging nesting, but should we put something down for her if she does lay? She's been masturbating quite a lot recently too... (Also, no idea how old she is, as she was found in the street and rescued, but she has had eggs before so we know she's a she :) )

Thanks! :)


Oh and, she's not shredding any more than usual, and has her normal 10-12 hours of sleep!
 

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Might want to increase the hours. This sounds like mating behavior especially since she's been masturbating recently. She could view the toy as a mate. Don't put anything down if you don't want to encourage her to lay. Only place something down if she lays.
 
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