I have this lovely cockatiel here, Kiki, estimated to be around two years old, I bought her and her friend Loki (confirmed male) around 4 months ago from a guy who only had them for less than a month . Their past before this owner is totally unknown. They were kept in a single cage with only one stick, and rarely let out, horrible!
They’ve both gotten a lot more comfortable with me in these few months, which I’m super glad for!
Now that it’s spring they would like to mate, but Kiki probably wouldn’t survive a pregnancy, health issues, so I’ve had to keep them separated. It hurts my heart!
I don’t really know if Kiki is a girl or not, I assumed she was at first, but she doesn’t really behave like a female. My male rarely ever does any sound, but Kiki screeches every morning and chirps 98% more than Loki does! She’s also slightly bigger than Loki (or maybe she just likes her food ).
I don’t think dna testing is available here where I’m from, and if so, I have no idea where I would get some. Not to mention now with covid I doubt I can order from online . (I’m from finland)
I can’t really house them separately permanently, and I’m unsure as to how well they would manage without another parrot companion. If Kiki does turnout to be a female then I have to try to sell one of them .
This is my boy Loki!