My cockatiels have mated, now what?
Category: Cockateil Health Q&A
Question by Elena R: My cockatiels have mated, now what?
I saw them mate about 4 times this week.
Neither of them have taken an interest to the nest box I have set up for them.
Should I be worried?
I feed them well, they always have seed. And I feed them corn, broccoli, and some type of fruit depending on what I have in the morning in moderation; I’ve never fed them so much fruit/veggies that it got them sick. They usually don’t like to eat it any other time, however I will offer it occasionally in the afternoon around 3pm.
I’m worried that they’re just going to lay there eggs on the floor or in their hideaway hut thingy.
What should I do?
Answer by piepi
get a frying pan and some oil Mmmmm………….. fried eggs
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The pearl cockatiel is identified by its pearl markings which are usually found on the back, nape and wings. They have scallop-like feathers and have established the third mutation of the cockatiel species. It is significant to note that the pearl in their body is an effect of feather pattern changes, not a color change. The pearl cockatiel has many nicknames: the pearled cockatiel, laced cockatiel, pearly tiels, pearly cockatiel, pearl tiels and opaline cockatiel. The part of their body where the wings, nape and back feathers are edged or laced with the yellow or white color is called pearling. There are both deeply pearled and lightly pearled birds.
Cockatiel color mutations include: cinnamon, fallow, lutino, normal grey, pearl (opaline), pied, silver, whiteface (albino). Cockatiel color cross-mutations include: cinnamon-pearl, cinnamon-pearl-pied, cinnamon-pearl-whiteface, dominant silver-whiteface, lutino-whiteface (albino).
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