4 cocktils mating help

I have 4 tils in one large cage, some one told me that "if I want them to mate I'll need to cover the cage". Is that true?

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Sep 11, 2012
Linda
by: Anonymous

Thank you for taking the time, I have an out door aviary that is very big and made for much more then just 4 tils.

Sep 11, 2012
Jhon
by: Anonymous

Thanks I can't wait to see them and show them to my kids.

Sep 11, 2012
Covered or Not, the Mate!
by: John Fahlsing

I have a large outdoor cage, 14 Cockatiels, they mate everywhere. So unless you just cover at nite for ZZzzzz's just let nature take its course. They will mate, mostly daytime anyway. You need 2 boxes or nest in the cages, or conflict can ensue. One mother/father may kill eggs and young in nest if there is no sufficient space for both pairs. Learned this the hard way.
Good luck, and if you've never seen babies before, your in for a treat.

Sep 10, 2012
4 cocktils mating help
by: Linda

Please try and not take this in the wrong way because I mean to clarify for you and not criticize you(much). With that said, you have NO idea what you are doing, and you need to listen carefully to this message.

First of all, never put that many birds into a cage and expect anything other than fighting to happen. Covering the cage will do nothing except deprive these birds of light and interaction with their environment.

You need to back way up and do your homework about breeding. Breeding birds is a responsibility not something that just anyone can achieve. Your birds are living creatures and are not here for your pleasure. They also have to be in excellent condition to be able to breed and this is done by feeding high quality food like Harrisons organic pellets as main part of diet.

For now, please put these birds into separate cages. If they are getting along, then put them into two roomy, large safe cages and start studying about your birds and what they need to be happy and healthy. Leave the breeding to people who know what they are doing. You do not, at this time, have a clue as to what you are doing, and you are going to hurt your birds running blindly into this. Until you understand what your birds need to be healthy, you cannot breed any kind of bird or any other kind of pet. Breeding is bringing innocent life into the world, and when we do that, we have to take full responsibility for those lives that they are safe, happy and healthy.

Please get two of these birds into a cage of their own, and make sure each pair has two food and water dishes so each bird can eat what they need when they need it.

If, at some later date, you feel you have learned all you need to know about your birds, then you MAY be ready to breed but breeding is very costly, time consuming, and then you have to spend more money and time making sure their homes are good ones with decent people who know what they are doing.

As I said earlier, you are in no way ready to breed anything much less these poor helpless birds.Put yourself in their place and see how miserable you would be living with you, and then you will be ready to start learning.

Linda

Editor's note: Linda is assuming you have an indoor cage, and it may be too small unlike the aviary John has.

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