Hello, this is A. I have a question to ask about my cockatiels.
We have one lutino and one whiteface cockatiel.
My lutino cockatiel is a male. We brought him home about a year ago. While the whiteface cockatiel is a female. We brought her home about a month back.
When we introduced the two, the male cockatiel was very friendly, he’d preen the female’s feathers occasionally. However, he had an eye injury and became a bit dull but he is recovering. I’ve noticed that after the injury he began to ignore the female bird. She’d make a low growling noise which I believe she does to gain the male bird’s attention (?) but he doesn’t respond. He’s not as friendly to her as he used to be. I’m worried that they may not get along with each other. Could you explain the meaning of this behavior?