Re: female in trouble
Posted by Regina on 3/11/08
On 2/29/08, teresa wrote:
> I have three tiels, one female and two males and lately
> two boys started to fight, the girl has a separate cage
> they go out and play together.
> What happens is that since two weeks ago I think they
> are "hormonal" and fight to be close to her. Should I get
> another female to keep peace at home?
I've just adopted my first cockatiel and I'm reading a
lot about them to try to be a good "birdie-parent"...lol
Anyway, yesterday I read on page 26 in The Cockatiel
Handbook by Matthew M Vriends, Ph.D.
"When two cocks are kept in the same cage, there will be
occasional acts of aggression. On the other hand, when three
males are placed together, there will be no disagreements at
all. They will share thier lives in peace and harmony, since
their basically innocent pursuits and seemingly innocent
gestures do not mean anything."
He is talking about aviaries in this chapter so I'm sure
he's meaning the cage would need to be large enough for the
So maybe it's another male you may need to adopt?????
Hope this helps...