trying to stop breeding behaviour.. need some help - Page 2 - Talk Cockatiels Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Cockatiel Gallery
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Forums
Sticky Library

Cockatiel Talk

Cockatiel Housing/Toys

Cockatiel Pictures

Cockatiel Videos

Cockatiel Health

Food & Nutrition

Training & Bonding

Cockatiel Breeding

Mutations & Genetics

Cockatiel Articles

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots

Go Back   Talk Cockatiels Forums > Cockatiels > Cockatiel Talk

Notices

Cockatiel Talk Talk about anything cockatiel related here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 02-22-2017, 06:02 PM
philiplolc philiplolc is offline
Hatching
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 4
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Lover
Profile
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 30
philiplolc is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tielfan View Post
url]http://www.littlefeatheredbuddies.com/info/breed-hormones.html#geek[/url] Day length is a primary breeding trigger and food abundance is a secondary trigger.
awesome.. thanks again.. and for that previous post too..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #12  
Old 02-22-2017, 11:20 PM
philiplolc philiplolc is offline
Hatching
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 4
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Lover
Profile
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 30
philiplolc is on a distinguished road
Default

i reduced direct sunlight and light in general, no more buffet style food dishes out all day, so food intake also reduced, i'm hand feeding them all now, while still trying to tame the new one.. seems to have an immediate impact.. awesome.

so have decided to keep it.. especially since it gets along with all my 3 previous ones.. thanks all

.........................

dang, didn't work, still hormonal.. am still keeping 4th one though.. will probably need more time.. keep them separated for the moment

Last edited by philiplolc; 02-22-2017 at 11:47 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-23-2017, 12:01 AM
tielfan's Avatar
tielfan tielfan is offline
Super Tiel
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 14
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Breeder
Profile
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 9,932
tielfan is on a distinguished road
Default

My personal guess is that your first two males just aren't interested in the female for whatever reason, or maybe they court her but she's not interested in them. But the new bird is probably a male who likes her very much, and she likes him too. Love at first sight.
__________________

All my posts and all photos belonging to me are copyrighted by me. All rights reserved.

My website: http://www.littlefeatheredbuddies.com/
Reply With Quote
 
  #14  
Old 02-23-2017, 12:40 AM
philiplolc philiplolc is offline
Hatching
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 4
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Lover
Profile
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 30
philiplolc is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tielfan View Post
My personal guess is that your first two males just aren't interested in the female for whatever reason, or maybe they court her but she's not interested in them. But the new bird is probably a male who likes her very much, and she likes him too. Love at first sight.
heartbreak too for me.. the female is my favourite.. haha

and caught in the act again.. haiz.. had to split them up.. maybe i shouldn't touch my female one too much.. i take care not to touch her back, only the head and face
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20170223_133109.jpg (96.3 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_20170223_133116.jpg (94.2 KB, 12 views)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-23-2017, 12:51 AM
philiplolc philiplolc is offline
Hatching
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 4
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Lover
Profile
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 30
philiplolc is on a distinguished road
Default

and now the 4th one preening with another male.. so popular
Attached Images
File Type: jpg High-13.49.34.jpg (92.9 KB, 13 views)

Last edited by philiplolc; 02-23-2017 at 12:56 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-24-2017, 07:53 PM
philiplolc philiplolc is offline
Hatching
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 4
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Lover
Profile
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 30
philiplolc is on a distinguished road
Default

so much work to constantly monitor them, or i have to split them up and they get unhappy.

If i do put all 4 of them together, the female keeps going over to the pied.

also noticed when i put the female alone there's less commotion, but when i separate the pied, the other 3 gets agitated.

just wondering if i do let them breed, the WF cinnamon pearl female with the WF pied.. what offsprings will i end up with?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-24-2017, 08:58 PM
ParrotLover2001's Avatar
ParrotLover2001 ParrotLover2001 is offline
Hatching
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 1
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Lover
Profile
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: New England
Posts: 47
ParrotLover2001 is on a distinguished road
Default

Have you checked the underside of the tail feathers?

Stripes=female
solid color=male


Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-24-2017, 09:56 PM
tielfan's Avatar
tielfan tielfan is offline
Super Tiel
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 14
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Breeder
Profile
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 9,932
tielfan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Stripes=female
solid color=male
Unless the tail feathers are pied. Pied feathers never have any markings regardless of sex.

Quote:
just wondering if i do let them breed, the WF cinnamon pearl female with the WF pied.. what offsprings will i end up with?
All chicks will be whiteface. Anything else depends on what splits the parents have.
__________________

All my posts and all photos belonging to me are copyrighted by me. All rights reserved.

My website: http://www.littlefeatheredbuddies.com/
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-25-2017, 01:48 AM
philiplolc philiplolc is offline
Hatching
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 4
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Lover
Profile
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 30
philiplolc is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ParrotLover2001 View Post
Have you checked the underside of the tail feathers?

Stripes=female
solid color=male
stripes still there, but the pied is still quite young i think.. probably needs a first molt before i can tell? i think

Quote:
Originally Posted by tielfan View Post
All chicks will be whiteface. Anything else depends on what splits the parents have.
ah.. maybe i'll just let them breed.. dun wanna breakup true love.. although i think my female just hormonal and horny.. haha

hopefully after your advice on the hormones control with light & food, etc.. it'll go away in a week.. kinda sad i can't let them all play together, have to split them up when i'm not around
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-25-2017, 10:41 AM
tielfan's Avatar
tielfan tielfan is offline
Super Tiel
 
Cockatiel Information
Number of Cockatiels: 14
Cockatiel Experience Level: Cockatiel Breeder
Profile
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 9,932
tielfan is on a distinguished road
Default

Pied birds don't follow the usual rules. It can take years for males to lose all their baby markings.

You can put them in separate cages that are close together. They'll still have each other's companionship but can't get together to do the deed.
__________________

All my posts and all photos belonging to me are copyrighted by me. All rights reserved.

My website: http://www.littlefeatheredbuddies.com/
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:43 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2007 - , 2403 Networks LLC, All rights reserved.