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She seemed completely fine yesterday but today since I came down stairs she's been intermittently screaming. Then when my partner came down she stood on top of her cage made a soft little sound, and her vent was opening and closing with her tail going up and down. This went on for just less than 5 minutes and now her chirps are normal but a bit more frequent. We've been told she's a female around 6 months old. The vet checked her two days ago and said she was healthy. Her poop is little larger and less digested than usual. And she seems a little fluffed up.

Has anyone else's cockatiel been like this? Is this something to worry about?
 

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I'm not sure about the anatomy of cockatiels as far as egg laying goes...

but is there a possibility this is her trying to lay her first egg?
 

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It's not impossible, she had no male and hasn't been with a male, but they do lay infertile eggs sometimes I believe, just wanted to ensure it's nothing to worry about.
 

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IT is completely possible.
I have had many birds that will lay their eggs every month or so and have no males near them whatsoever.
 

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