Question category: Breeding

cockatiel aggression

I have two rescued male Cockatiels who became bonded. One bird is extremely aggressive and will attack me even if I am not close to their cage. Is there anything I can do to ameliorate the situation?

Housing same sex cockatiels

I have 5 cockatiel boys who were fine in one cage but now I had to separate them. 2 pairs are bonded and the 5th is singing to one of the boys in the pairs and shredding paper. The boys are trying to mount each other which ends in an argument. Should I stop it […]

i really need help

my parakeets have been going in a hole in my ceiling lately and the female hasn’t come out in a while and i woke up to hear a baby parakeet in the ceiling, so should i move it? i don’t know what to do in this situation. do i put it in a breeding box […]


My male cockatiel died after we put the cage outside for a couple of days while we were fumigating our home. A cat, presumingly might’ve put their paw through the cage and attacked him. He died and I was heartbroken. My female was fine. She started laying eggs 10 days later. She laid 7 and […]

My budgies are not breeding

Hi, My name is Allyson and my budgies are not breeding. They have a breeding box and are male and female and are old enough but they just won’t breed! the male has bred with another female, do you think that’s interfering? Please help, i really want to breed my budgies but they just won’t!

Zebra Finch pair acting differently and not laying

Hello, I’ve gotten four clutches over the past few months from my Zebra Finches, but it has been about 4 weeks since I’ve gotten another. What’s more, they’re acting very different. One of them is in the nesting box at all times – they no longer come out and sit on the perches together, or […]

Coacktiel bird not going into nest box

Hi, I just added a nest box for the pair 4 days ago but until now, none of them went into the nest box. is that normal or should put them in myself for the first time? if yes, which one, the male of female? Thanks in advanced

Mora than ten times, laying eggs from her top perch into the cage floor

Hi there, and thank you so much for this great website. I have a couple of budgies, which had two parakeet babies three months and and half ago. They have been great, specially in these times, i have enjoy seeing them growing up day by day, so it has been a great experience. Then a […]


Hello there, Why is my 3yr old female Indian Ringneck Parrot nasty all the time; she smashes her perspective swing continually with her beak backwards & forwards, & she has also attacked a Canary we have a couple of times as well? Thankyou kindly for your professional advice in advance. Regards, Jane. (Sydney. Aust.)

Why does my cockatiel do this?

I have a male cockatiel and he seems to be mateing with this seed bowl and sqwacks as well as sits in his bowl all the time and makes noises is this normal?

Question about my cockatiel making strange noise.

Hi,this is Tom from India..I have a pair of lutino cockatiels for about a year and a half now.The hen had started laying eggs about a month ago and she had layed 11 eggs now,and seriously I didn’t know when they actually bred. Several months ago before egg laying the male one suddenly started to […]

Encouraging Lovebird Breeding

I’ve had my lovebird pair for well over a year and I know they are male and female. They are very close to each other but they have never done any type of courting behavior. Since I want to breed them, I placed a nesting box in their cage a week and hoped to see […]

Umbrella Cockatoo has laid an egg

I watched your Webinar last week and asked a question about our Cockatoo. It didn’t get answered, but the situation has changed…. Original question: 23 year old female Umbrella Cockatoo.  She has been with us just 12 months.  Everytime she is with me she is “huffy” – if you get what I mean.  She will […]

Budgie not sitting on eggs

My budgies nest box has broken which contained eggs fortunately eggs was safe but I replaced old nest with new one and I placed eggs in new nest box. But my budgie not sitting on eggs what is reason

Trio birds living together

I have a bonded pair of cockatiels. Recently adopted another male. They have had play dates in & outside cage. It was ok for the most part. Bonded Male is agressive to other male, and chases female around & sometimes agressive towards her. They had barely started living together in same cage(1week). Seems now chasing […]

Paper shredding

My year-old lovebird has always shredded paper and tucked the shreds in her backside. That behavior has accelerated this spring. After today’s very informative talk on hormones I wonder if I should stop giving her paper to shred?she is manic about shredding lately! I am assuming she is a female because of this behavior.

my male conure is attacking

my Male green cheeked conure has been attacking me and my female green cheeked conure until she bleeds recently…. they used to be best friends! can you please tell me why my green cheeked conure is so aggressive towards us?

Mating Finches

My zebra finches seem to be trying to mate but the female finch is crying/ screeching a lot while the male is chattering his beak a lot . is this bad/ should i separate them?

dove pair problem

I have whit dove my question is how to now if there is both female or Male or female

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