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January 14, 2023

I caught my male and female cockatiel mating


The question is that what should I do now I mean how should I take care of them during the egg laying process and also one more question that will mating always result into an eggs?
Oh and they both are older then 18 months
Male is of 21-22 months
Female one is 19 months
Thank you


Answer:

Hi,

You are correct – mating does not mean eggs will follow. In fact, they tend to do a lot of mating before they settle down and she lays eggs. However, both birds should be at least 2 years old before you give them a nest box and set them up for breeding. For now it’s best to discourage mating by keeping them separated. Both birds need more time to finish growing up before they breed.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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