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Re: Confused 'tiel.

Posted by KarenH on 6/07/05
(35) Comments

    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
    him more.


    >> 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
    >>> -Emma
    > 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?