So the oddest thing happen the other night. I noticed that one of my young jouvenille male mandarins was missing...so I assumed that he somehow managed to escape the confines of his aviary. I all but gave up on him until a few days later when I notice that my female white mandarin was also missing. So immediately I was exicited :) Maybe she was in a nest box and sitting on eggs!
So I went looking through the nest boxes and low and behold I found the male mandarin. At first I thought maybe he was sick or got trapped in a nest box. As soon as I went to put my hand into the box he started hissing at me and moved a little. I noticed atleast 5 eggs undernearth him.
So I'm not quite sure what to think. Is this normal? I'm 90% sure he's a male. He has the colour markings....
Looking for everyones opinion on what could be going on here.