I was given a male cockatiel about 2 weeks ago. It seemed like he was sick because i saw him at the bottom of the cage in the corner just sleeping but he was very active the whole day. So i took him back to the owner who gave me the bird.
As soon as i brought him back to his family which were 4 other cockatiels he became all happy and everything seemed to be fine.Nothing abnormal said the owner. So we figured that he needs a buddy, maybe he was depressed of being alone.
Today i bought him wat I believe is a 4 month old female. He now sings all day and shes quiet the whole time. I guess she's trying to adapt. The question: Is it normal for the both of them to be at the bottom of the cage just walking around or just standing there? They are not there for long but they do tend to go down. BTW he won't stop singing now!!!!