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Found out that my "male" tiel is a female.

startuna

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So long story short, I bought Kenny at a Petco because the nearest breeder is 3-4 hours away and my car is falling apart. Besides that, lol Petco told me that Kenny is a male, and I specifically wanted a male, so I didn't have to deal with egg binding. 4-5 months passed after I bought Kenny, and she started doing a weird dance...which I did not know was the horny dance for female tiles LMFAO. I did some more research on Kenny and the color mutation, and I am 99% sure that Kenny is her, my bf and I decided to keep her name as Kenny lol (she is also around 1 year old). I would appreciate any tips for female tiels since I've only ever had male tiels.
 

Rebel

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I bought a supposed female from a lady. She named it Pippy. Turned out to be a boy. Now i have a male named Pippy. Lol
Tip for a female. Have plenty of calcium around. Cuttlebones and mineral blocks. In a pinch you can use fruit flavored Tums. Also buy some calcium plus to have on hand. Whenever my chronic egg laying female is overdue on laying an egg, 3 drops from an eye dropper directly in her mouth will help the egg come out. Has never failed me yet.
 

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If you are going to use a supplment, find one that is calcium and vitamin D3. Or be sure your bird is eating pellets with the D3 in. This vitamin is needed to help the body absorb calcium.

Cuttlefish bones and mineral blocks don't do much at all, you would be better off feeding calcium rich veggies like carrots , dill and sesame seeds.

Remember not to over do it with supplments for calcium. Too much calcium can lead to hard shell eggs which are not easy for the hen to pass.
The best thing to do is have your vet run some tests to get a baseline for your bird and see whether they thing your bird needs the supplement or not.
 

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So long story short, I bought Kenny at a Petco because the nearest breeder is 3-4 hours away and my car is falling apart. Besides that, lol Petco told me that Kenny is a male, and I specifically wanted a male, so I didn't have to deal with egg binding. 4-5 months passed after I bought Kenny, and she started doing a weird dance...which I did not know was the horny dance for female tiles LMFAO. I did some more research on Kenny and the color mutation, and I am 99% sure that Kenny is her, my bf and I decided to keep her name as Kenny lol (she is also around 1 year old). I would appreciate any tips for female tiels since I've only ever had male tiels.
Is that your tiel in you profile pic? Is he/she a pied? Or a normal grey?
 
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