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Old 10-04-2015, 04:48 PM
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Re: Gendering and identifying a rescue cockatiel

Yes I did change it before you posted lol. I've gotten three female tiels to stop laying before so it's not always a death sentence if they start...I do agree that if you can get it to not happen at all that would be better. The only three females I've owned were the laying culprits I haven't worked with any other laying female tiels because I generally can't stand the noise the foster tiels add to the mix. Luckily the current three tiel fosters have stopped annoying me and learned to be quiet!

My girls started laying when they were 4 years old after we moved houses and the new one had a lot more windows and light. I've just left eggs with them and used sleep cages, plus they are flighted, red raspberry leafs, and they eat well....so they are strong, eggs develop well even after quite a few , and have the muscle tone to help lay the eggs. I'm sure something could still go wrong when they lay but reducing the risk can be helpful if in the end you can't stop them from laying. My top windows are pretty much impossible to get to easily since they are up very high with no blinds or curtains. Sleep cages are best in the summer to easily reduce light instead of curtains and a ladder were I kill myself climbing it at some point....because I'm just that graceful...

Ah you posted pics while I was typing they are very pretty together
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Re: Gendering and identifying a rescue cockatiel

You are right it's not always a death sentence I just always add that warning any time someone mentions eggs as a way of telling gender because I have known people to encourage it, and that's unwise. I'm sure you never would of course
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Re: Gendering and identifying a rescue cockatiel

Just wanted to say he/she is a cutie!
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:46 AM
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Re: Gendering and identifying a rescue cockatiel

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You are right it's not always a death sentence I just always add that warning any time someone mentions eggs as a way of telling gender because I have known people to encourage it, and that's unwise. I'm sure you never would of course
I'm always amazed by how many they can lay when they get going (my original girl laid about 50 eggs before I got her to stop), so I can definitely see why you wanted to give the warning My girls laid 20 probably between them this year....when I went away the person I had taking care of them threw away the fake eggs so they laid some more while I was gone as replacements
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