This was our second clutch of tiels from last year. From left to right: Matilda, Peanut, Tiki, and Honey
Aha I just went on the site and saw this again! Also, no problem. I'm sure people care about your tiel pictures, they just might not know what to reply with.Thanks LuvAnimals for your comments. I guess others on this site don't care for photos so I'll stop posting!
Hi Freida, Thank you so much for your post! It made my day! I wish you all the success with your first clutch. It takes about 21 to 24 days after mating to see the first eggs. Have you had any experience hand feeding and raising tame babies? If not, Maybe I can be of some help. We are about to start feeding our third clutch! All four have there eyes open and are eating like horses from the parents! This is Kiwi's ( The males ) third clutch but SECOND female mate. The first one sadly passed away while feeding our first group. Our vet and friend things she aspirated some extra foo0d to feed the chicks and got an infection in her lungs! Kiwi stepped up and fed all four chicks for another week by himself until we took over to hand feed them. If there's anything else I can help you with, feel free to ask!PLEASE don't stop posting pics Robert!! I love them all, just not much of a commenter 😔 These guys and gals are BEAUTIFUL, you must be sooooo proud! 💕 I'm still waiting...my pair mate 3+ times a day and the female sits in the box all day and sometimes most of the night, but no eggs... It's depressing, especially since they are both so wild and aggressive! I want a baby I can love! I've had a lot of single cockatiels, but this is my first mated pair. They've had a number of successful clutches for their previous owner, so idk what is going on? But anyway, seeing YOUR babies cheers me up! 😃 Keep posting! I'm sure there are a lot of lurkers like me that love them too!
From the way your describing your birds actions, unless the female has some underlying health issues, I'd say you can probably expect the first egg any day! I've never had an African grey but I've been around a few. I currently have 12 grown cockatiels, 4 babies (with eyes open) in the nest box and TWO sun conures! Both are males and actually brothers! Have you ever seen or been around a Caique parrot? There about the size of a sun conure and I want one so bad I can't stand it! LOL! Sadly there expensive as I've been told there hard to breed in captivity.Thanks so much Robert! I have raised African greys from egghood(lol) but it's been a TON of years! I'm sure I'll be calling on ya! Thanks for offering the help, I'm sure I'll need it! 😀 It's such a RELIEF to hear about the length of time before laying! I mean, I have no idea how old these two are and was beginning to think she might be just wore out and out of the desire to have anymore chicks! They sure do seem to LOVE loving tho! LOL Right now she's spending most of her time in the nest box and he joins her quite often. They feed each other and she grooms him and he sings excitedly to her every morning when she heads back to the box, but no eggs yet...I've decided to not keep peeking in every day as she hates it and rocks and hisses at me outside the box. I have finally gotten them both to eat millet from my hand when I hold it up to the outside of the cage! And he loves the apple slices I've been giving, so I have hope that we'll be friends some day 😊 This forum has been a world of help!
I'll keep ya posted if/when they finally have some eggs! Thanks again,