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Female Cockatiel Help

What is the chance that a female will have issues?

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haze

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I am looking to purchase a cockatiel, and I would really like to have a a female because I live in an apartment and would prefer a quieter bird. I hear a lot of stories about females who lay tons of eggs or have egg binding issues, and I would like to know: how big of a chance do you think it is that a female will have reproductive issues? Is it with most females, or just a small percentage? Thanks in advance.
 

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I think it's more common for a female cockatiel to be a chronic egg layer than with other types of parrots but I would say most female tiels are not chronic egg layers. Does that make sense? And often, egg laying can be controlled by simple steps- no nesting materials, frequently switching up the cage, increasing hours of darkness, etc. I wouldn't let the concern of egg laying, etc. stop you from getting a female tiel.
 

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Hen cockatiels are a little quieter and a lot more interactive than coco birds, in my opinion. And egg laying can be managed, as Laura wrote.

I recommend you go see all the birds available and just let one of them pick you!
 

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I have three females ages seven, five and two. Only one (so far) has laid one clutch of eggs. Most females never have any issues with egg laying. I also think that I wouldn’t let potential egg laying problems inhibit me from getting a female tiel.
 

haze

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Thanks for the help, I had read the good, bad, and ugly thread, and it just got me worried that all females would have an issue, and after my conure died of egg binding, I was a little scared. I do plan on picking whichever bird chooses me, regardless of sex. :)
 

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I’ve had two females cockateils in my life my first olny laid a handful of eggs my second is a chronic layer, but I’ve take. My vets advice and give her good nutritional food and she had no problems laying them, like the others have said some females never lay.
 

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Just a comparison...

Puck lived with us 12 years...3 clutches of eggs...no male present.

Ziggy lived with us 5 years...4 clutches of eggs...bonded with Igor.

Goalie lived with us 26 years...laid 1 egg twice in that time...had numerous opportunities to bond with males..never did.

Hopefully you find the right bird for you soon...and more importantly, that bird picks you...:heart: ;)
 
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