Ask Lafeber


June 6, 2019

Female tiel behaviour

Hello. Is it normal for a female cockatiel to sing and dance? And is it normal for a female to fight with other cockatiels? Please help


Hi again,

Some female cockatiels can behave that way – unless she has laid eggs, you could be wrong about her gender in which case I would recommend DNA testing.

Female cockatiels can actually be more aggressive than males so yes, some will bully other birds. If you are trying to pair them as breeders, they need to be close to the same age and they both need to be 18-24 months old. If one is too young, the other may not accept it and may bully it. Also, some birds simply do not get along and will not bond and breed.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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