You do know that male cockatiels help incubate the eggs don't you?
Perhaps Bud wants to be a daddy and is sitting in the nest hoping
for that to come true?
If I only had male 'tiels I wouldn't have nestboxes around for
them to get into. Of course, you're going to say, "Those
nestboxes aren't for the cockatiels". You know what they're for, I
know what they're for but Bud doesn't know that. It just confuses
>> On 6/07/05, Emma wrote:
>>> Well here's the deal: A while ago I rescued an at least
>>> 15yo cockatiel called Bud from an American lady my mum
>>> works with along with his pal, Stupid. They're both males
>>> and seemed devoted to each other until:
>>> One day I saw Stupid sitting by himself - v. unusual for
>>> him as he's always with Bud. I thought Bud might be dead
>>> but he was sitting in a Bourkes' sized nestbox with a
>>> Bourkes' on eggs :S. I thought this was maybe a one-off
>>> but he sits in there with the Bourkes' full time. I only
>>> rarely see him out to eat and suchlike. Poor Stupid sits
>>> on the nestbox perch outside all day long, periodically
>>> peering in at his friend. What on earth do I do? The
>>> nestbox hole is only 2' now so I can't make that any
>>> smaller or nothing will be able to get in. Why is
>> Bud - (sorry I put Stupid in the first post)
>>> sitting on this Bourkes' eggs along with it???
>>> Help required lol
> Well maybe your tiels are acting liek society finches and are
> like helping out? I dunno. But i have a question, why do you
> have a tiel named Stupid? I think a bird of beauty ( all
> birds) diserve a good name, but Stupid, or does Stupid mean
> something else?