Roo also gets nesty and masturbates periodically, but she has yet to lay eggs. For the record, males get hormonl and masturbate also. When my male is in the mood, I have to repeatedly kick him off my hand to stop him from using it as his personal pleasure object.
You know what.....maybe rusty is a female. That is exactly what he...now I am thinking she was doing when I thought she was singing. So maybe what I saw wasn't heart wings. Had them out a little bit but not much.
So if Rusty is a girl...I am not thinking she is...she has done that now twice. So, that is what they do when they want to nest?
Years ago when I owned cocktiels I never experienced any hormonal behaviors from my tiels. I always used to cover the cage every night at 8pm and someone would uncover it at 9am so they got plenty of night hrs. Maybe that was helping.
I did have one female tiel though who would constantly lay eggs. Asides from that I never noticed anything.
My girls have boys so they've never masturbated that I've seen and since I've had them all on the long nights treatment I haven't had any mating in months. My girls don't lay eggs unless I provoke them too.
Thanks DallyTsuka for siggy!
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