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ok So I told ya about the 2 rescue tiels i caught mating, before we moved, well my b/f caught them again after we moved, and while he was in this morning feeding./watering them while i was taking my kids to school

he noticed a huge pile of poo on the newspaper where the female sleeps at the most ( these 2 are in a seperate cage, we named the male Bart - but I haven't named the female yet)

when i got home he wanted to show me how he finally got the budgie bathtub on to their cage, and a few other changes he made, and I noticed in Barts cage there are several feathers from the female *she's a lutino) so i know they're heres, Is it normal for them to pull out thier flight feathers before they start laying eggs? I know bigger poo is normal, and it is huge! at first i didn't think it was a pile of bird poo but a small cat LOL

so i just thought I'd ask if this stuff is normal
 

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The big poop means an egg is coming for sure. I know Baby's poop was ridiculously huge a day before. As far as them pulling out their feathers, no, not normal. Are you certain she's just not molting?
 

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she could be moulting, I'd just got back from walking my kids to school and i was wore out - and i no doubt jumped the gun a bit :eek:
 

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It's ok- you're just worried- eggs should be on their way though. She might be a bit more stressed if she's molting and about to lay eggs too just give her some extra attention and some good food.
 

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I heard that some birds will puck themselves if there is not enough nest material. If she does lay eggs are you going to let her have them?
 

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I heard that some birds will puck themselves if there is not enough nest material. If she does lay eggs are you going to let her have them?
yes, she'll raise them, and when they're the correct age I'll start handling them so they get used to humans

I've got carefresh in the nest box I haven't seen her in it yet, but I've seen bart in it, and he's been in it and tapping on the sides, but she didn't go in with him like she should of

or at leasts thats what i read on one website - the male will go into the nest box and tap on the side of it to "lure" in the female

but then again they have no problems doing thier bussiness right in front of every one - So that could be why LOL
 
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