Male cockatiel attacked female and drew blood so I separated them…and more

white cockatiel next to egg and food dish in bird cage
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Male cockatiel attacked female and drew blood so I separated them, but now the female laid an egg and I’m afraid of putting him back in.?

Don’t put them back together in the same cage yet. The hen does not need the male pestering her.

She may continue to lay eggs without him. You can remove the eggs as they are laid.

If you think they may be fertile (saw the birds mate) and want her to hatch them then you will need to get a cockatiel nest box for her.

You then can put the egg inside the box on some pine shavings or ripped up paper towels.

She may or may not go in after them, she may or may not sit on them, she may or may not take care of the eggs and after hatching the babies.

If the eggs don’t hatch in the nest box with the mother after 3-4 weeks they are infertile and can be discarded.

Are they a young couple or an older pair?

How large is their cage together? It needs to be at least 24″ wide preferably wider. A small cage will contribute to bickering between couples.

Why are parrots so loud?

With between 300 and 400 species of parrots across the planet to say they are ALL noisy is patently untrue.

Poicephalus parrots are not noisy, Senegals, Red bellies, Meyers, Niam niams, brown necked, grey headed Rueppell’s, Yellow-faced and cape parrots. Nine sub species from the continent of Africa.

Our female cockatiel whistled but that was quite pleasant.

Our ringneck had a 20 – 30 word vocabulary and he was funny when he spoke.

Many people say cockatoos are noisy but which ones? There’s 30 species of Cockatoos.

Major Mitchell cockatoos are not noisy, some black cockatoos drum on their perches more than vocalize.

Birds are not noisy so they can call out over long distances, they’re noisy so they can call out over each other in a flock.

In Australia hundreds of thousands of budgies will reside in a single flock as they send out search parties for grazing areas and water.

The search parties return and are able to communicate to the flock where to move next to eat and perhaps rest.

As for making parrots quiet there are many things that you can do including re-directions: coming to an agreement over daily “scream time”.

As for not been able to “make” birds or animals do anything, that’s preposterous (referring to a comment in Quora).

Humans have been training animals  be they horses, and even falcons going back to the time of Genghis Khan or the great Barnum & Bailey Circus which had hundreds of trained animals.

We in the US might all be speaking German today if it were not for the 500,000 homing pigeons that were trained during World War II to deliver messages from behind enemy lines.

So once again, all the self-righteous bird companion finger pointers saying that “we are the only ones allowed to keep birds all the rest of you are incompetent nincompoops!”

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