Posted by Connie on 3/08/08
I can tell you (no offense to anyone) that females can also make
a catcall. My 3 year old Cockatiel makes catcalls and she was
DNA'd by Animal Genetics in Tallahassee, Fla... a division of
Avain Biotech. I have her DNA papers and all. She can catcall
anytime she wants. Just wanted to have some input here. Have a
grreat day everyone! Connie
On 3/07/08, Me wrote:
> On 3/03/08, ellie wrote:
>> On 2/06/08, Val wrote:
>>> My daughter got a new young cockatiel. We're not sure on
>>> the sex yet. He/she is starting to make this little rolling
>>> whistle. Do females wolf whistle also? The breeder said it
>>> was to early to tell if it was a male . It's a yellow
>>> cheek. Do they get the same sold grey tail like the normal
>>> gray when they mature?
> I breed cockatiels and have never had to surgically sex or dna
> test. From as early as about 4 or 5 months to a year old
> males will start to become vocal whistling, singing, etc.
> Females are very quiet and do a little chatter/purr. If your
> cockatiel is doing a wolf whistle you can almost bet that it
> is a male. There are of course exceptions to the rule but not
> often at all and none that I have seen.