cockatiel My cockatiels have mated, now what?

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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?

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Answer by piepi
get a frying pan and some oil Mmmmm………….. fried eggs

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4 Responses to “My cockatiels have mated, now what?”

  1. Matthew H on

    no don’t be worried they will use it wen there ready to use it put about 2 inches of straw or wood shavings in the bottom of the nest iv bred loads and loads of birds

    go to this web site it might help you out good luck

  2. The First Dragon on

    When the hen decides to lay, she will probably lay in the nest box. If not, pick up the egg and put it into the nest box.
    Egg-laying doesn’t guarantee good brooding behavior; but anyway, she hasn’t got to the point of laying yet.

  3. bee80bee on

    if they lay eggs anywhere other than the nest box you can move the eggs to the nest box very carefully.

  4. Ashley on

    Birds are rather good at makeing it to the nest i currently am breeding my cockatiels and they had 4 eggs. the mateing process is long my bird mated several times a day for a couple of weeks. Then one day she had 1 egg in the nest box. they dont have all thier eggs at one time. My cockatiels laid a egg almost ever other day except for my 4th one there was 4 days between it and the 3rd egg. You can always carefully move the eggs if it happens most likely though it wont happen. If you havent given them millet spray i would pick somw up comes in handy when the eggs hatch. the parents puke up thier food and feed it stright to the babies…nasty but true. You need to keep a close eye on them after they hatch because usually if there is more then 1 egg the last one hatched is kinda shoved off to the side they dont get feed as much. so be preparded to hand feed them. Good Luck really hope this helps.

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