No matter how often i tell Cookie it is NOT lady like to flash her bottom at the boys she just won't get her brain out of breeding mode. She's yet to lay any eggs, thankfully, but i can't help thinking that it won't be long if i can't shake this broody mood she's in.
She had me really worried this morning because she was actually making advances on Bailee and that is something she has NEVER done before. She must really want to breed.
I, on the other hand, really DON'T want her and Bailee (or her and Blinkie, or her and Ozzie, or ....) to breed. These are my indoor, tame pets, both are too young to be breeding, and i don't have the space or time for babies even if i did want to breed them.
I can't think what to do to shake her mood. She has not got access to any nesty looking places, she gets enough sleep at night, etc. Other than the usual "stop breeding" things and telling her how tacky it looks when she is feeling especially broody, lol, i'm at a loss as to how to stop her. I do not want to have to worry about her getting egg bound and all the other potential problems.
I realise that most of the members here wouldn't have any/much experience with breeding tiels, but ANY ideas would be appreciated. If worst comes to worst i will put her in a separate cage to Bailee, but i would rather not if i can avoid it as i know the result would be A LOT of screaming.