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Need some help with my new cockatiel's

Ad27

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Not too long ago, i got a female cocktail and a male cocktail. It was hard to gain they're trust(harder with the male, he was and still is, quite scared. The female was very friendly)

But now, for some reason, whenever i try to interact with the female, she turns very aggressive and try's to bite me(she sorts of "dives" while doing so). What's going on with them? Yesterday everything was fine, but now I can't even get near her.(the male is still very scared, and i don't know what to do)


also, what kind of materials do they need to build a nest?
 

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Welcome to the Avenue :)

also, what kind of materials do they need to build a nest?
Encourange nesting and your hen will likely become more confrontational.

Best to remove any nesting material, and nests, boxes, beds or nooks.
 

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If you want pets, don't allow them to breed.

If you want to breed them, don't expect them to be pets.


Are they old enough to breed? (recommended 2+ years)
Are they unrelated?
Are they on a healthy, varied diet that includes fresh foods?
Is the hen flighted and does she get a chance to fly around?
Are you prepared to hand feed in case you need to or want to?
Do you have a breeder who could help you out?
Do you have an avian vet?
Do you have a cage large enough for the breeding pair plus a nestbox?
Do you have an extra cage(s) for the offspring once weaned?


Just some serious questions to think about.
 

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Hormones... Birds get hormonal in the spring (and fall I believe)
 
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