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Old 03-19-2017, 11:17 AM
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She says she is certain its a female but no DNA....would be to my benefit if its a male

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You should ask her why she is certain. Some people believe every quiet cockatiel is female lol.


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You should ask her why she is certain. Some people believe every quiet cockatiel is female lol.


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True. My baby has learned to wolf whistle and very chatty but I suppose it could still be a she lol. We still call her Eevee

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My loudest ever cockatiel is female. She mimics several sounds and is just noisy. But DNA female, and still heavily marked Pearl at over a year old. It's not a reliable method of sexing.


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My loudest ever cockatiel is female. She mimics several sounds and is just noisy. But DNA female, and still heavily marked Pearl at over a year old. It's not a reliable method of sexing.


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I know for certain my grey is a male lol but baby is only 5 month. They have been sharing a cage for a week. They tolerate each other but they clearly have boundaries and hiss when the other is too close. But then chance my for sure male starts to sing and heart wings and follows baby around but then hisses and lunges. Should I put babies together and him in his own cage? Or leave them

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No birds should EVER be forced to share a cage until they decide they would rather share than live separately. It's dangerous not to mention mean to stress them out like that. Please separate them all until they decide on their own that they want to share a cage, which may be never. You are fortunate that you did this with cockatiels; most parrot species in this situation would have maimed or killed each other by now.


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No birds should EVER be forced to share a cage until they decide they would rather share than live separately. It's dangerous not to mention mean to stress them out like that. Please separate them all until they decide on their own that they want to share a cage, which may be never. You are fortunate that you did this with cockatiels; most parrot species in this situation would have maimed or killed each other by now.


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I did not know! Previous advice I received somewhere else said it was ok. How do they decide they want to move in??

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They will usually just start sharing space during out of the cage play time, and then start following each other into their cages in the evenings, etc, and you can tell by the body language that they accept it, such as if they both enter one cage and start sharing a food dish without a problem. But sometimes it never happens, just like some human siblings will always fight if forced to share a room.


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Ok. They follow each other around outside the cage but I never really gave them the chance to decide. I housed them separately next to one another for a while then. Put them together

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Even following around outside doesn't mean they want to live together. Forcing them to live together can easily cause them to hate each other even if they would have been best buds otherwise.


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Even following around outside doesn't mean they want to live together. Forcing them to live together can easily cause them to hate each other even if they would have been best buds otherwise.


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Ok I will work on getting them separated

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