Ask Lafeber


November 24, 2020


My male cockatoo is acting like he is female inside his box scratching and acting like my female cockatoo i am not breeding them


Hi Jeannie,

If you aren’t breeding your birds, then they do not need a box or any type of nest. Adult birds do not use nests except during breeding season when they have eggs or chicks. I would remove the box and do not give it back to them unless you plan to set them up for breeding. This should stop the behavior and allow his hormones to settle back down.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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