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Hi All

I have recently set up a breeding cage for my cockatiels. I tried breeding in the aviary ( I have 5 cockatiels, 3 male and 2 female) and the same bonded pair, Skittles and Gadzooks, kept on breeding. They had 4 clucthes (over 2 years), all of them only hatching one chick. Each time the chick died.The oldest surviving chick was just starting to get feathers. So I decided to try my other pair.

 

Introducing:::

Dragon- Normal Grey split Pearl,Lutino,Pied and Cinnamon. I have had him from June last year, when I got him as a baby. You can see the transistion from diluted baby face into full lemon adult face.:

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Minty- I have had Minty for 2 years or so now. The picture of her fluffed up a bit (2008) was the first night I got her. She is a WF Pearl:

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Cage they are breeding in:

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This cage looks too small for cockatiels to breed in. It is okay for budgies, but not cockatiels. They need some room to fly and the perches are too small.

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I agree :)

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This isnt the flight cage you guys are thinking about. It is a different one, made by the same company. The cockatiels can fly, and the perches are the right size for cockatiels.

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This isnt the flight cage you guys are thinking about. It is a different one, made by the same company. The cockatiels can fly, and the perches are the right size for cockatiels.

We arent thinking about anything. We are looking at the cage. If you say its big enough, show a picture with the tiels in it.

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This isnt the flight cage you guys are thinking about. It is a different one, made by the same company. The cockatiels can fly, and the perches are the right size for cockatiels.

please let us know the dimensions of the cage. i think i've got the same cage here that i use as a kindie cage for my budgies...75cm long, 45cm high and 45cm wide. it is bigger than the average budgie breeding cage BUT it is too SMALL for cockatiels.

a cockatiel breeding cage should be at least 120cm long, 70cm high and 70cm wide. that is the minimum size and i would say the bigger the better. the perches should have a diameter of 2-3cm.

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I think the dimensions would be about that. I have had cockatiels kept in it before, and the birds are perfectly happy. They can spread their wings, they are singing and they are courting each other. They are fine. It isn't like it will be long term, for more then a year or anything. And the birds do get flight time if they want. I am away from the house right now, but when I get back in a couple days, I will post pictures.

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I think the dimensions would be about that. I have had cockatiels kept in it before, and the birds are perfectly happy. They can spread their wings, they are singing and they are courting each other. They are fine. It isn't like it will be long term, for more then a year or anything. And the birds do get flight time if they want. I am away from the house right now, but when I get back in a couple days, I will post pictures.

yes, photos would be good. if you've got the cage inside the house and the cockatiels have a couple of hours flying time in your room then it is a bit different as they can exercise ther wings etc., but still imagine they will have 3-6 babies....then the cage is definetely too small for the whole young family.

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I am planning to hand-rear the chicks just about the time they would be coming out of the nest. The cage is kept inside the house (as you can see the photos above were taken before the birds were in and it was set up properly) and the cockatiels have the choice to come out when I do my homework, for about 1-2 hours a day. Because I am only holidays right now, it is normally more then that.

I think the dimensions would be about that. I have had cockatiels kept in it before, and the birds are perfectly happy. They can spread their wings, they are singing and they are courting each other. They are fine. It isn't like it will be long term, for more then a year or anything. And the birds do get flight time if they want. I am away from the house right now, but when I get back in a couple days, I will post pictures.
yes, photos would be good. if you've got the cage inside the house and the cockatiels have a couple of hours flying time in your room then it is a bit different as they can exercise ther wings etc., but still imagine they will have 3-6 babies....then the cage is definetely too small for the whole young family.
My parents sent me some picts and a video(uploading now):Here is a couple pictures of them (They are outside because it is a nice sunny day there :()

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And here is a video:

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This is a budgie forum and not a tiel one. Off topic is for posting pictures and not getting into discussions about tiels really. So if you arent on a tiel forum yet, check out staff member Liv's tiel forum and you can go there and talk tiels all you like :(

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This is a budgie forum and not a tiel one. Off topic is for posting pictures and not getting into discussions about tiels really. So if you arent on a tiel forum yet, check out staff member Liv's tiel forum and you can go there and talk tiels all you like :(

 

:) You are very welcome, Squeak_Crumble. Come to Totally Tiels. We have a Shoutbox and a chat room, we love pictures and we talk tiels all night long. Lots of us have budgies, too.

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This is a budgie forum and not a tiel one. Off topic is for posting pictures and not getting into discussions about tiels really. So if you arent on a tiel forum yet, check out staff member Liv's tiel forum and you can go there and talk tiels all you like :)

 

I thought the whole point of "Off Topic Chatter" was for that.... to talk about things that aren't about budgies. Maybe you should edit the description about only posting pictures :(

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This is a budgie forum and not a tiel one. Off topic is for posting pictures and not getting into discussions about tiels really. So if you arent on a tiel forum yet, check out staff member Liv's tiel forum and you can go there and talk tiels all you like :D

 

I thought the whole point of "Off Topic Chatter" was for that.... to talk about things that aren't about budgies. Maybe you should edit the description about only posting pictures :)

 

 

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This is a budgie forum and not a tiel one. Off topic is for posting pictures and not getting into discussions about tiels really. So if you arent on a tiel forum yet, check out staff member Liv's tiel forum and you can go there and talk tiels all you like :D

 

I thought the whole point of "Off Topic Chatter" was for that.... to talk about things that aren't about budgies. Maybe you should edit the description about only posting pictures :)

 

 

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Sorry.

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