Can I put 2 male Cockatiels with 1 female?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by kelseygirl707, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I am getting a breeding pair of cockatiels on Saturday, and I was also offered a single male from another friend, I was really only planning on getting the breeding pair, but a free tame cickatiel is very tempting.... I can put it in a different cage, but the thought of it all alone while the other two have eachother for company make me sad. So would putting them all in the same cage be a bad Idea? I know the male from the breeding pair is very attached to his female, he won't let her out of his site, so he may not like having Competition... Any Advice?
  2. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Hi. I have 6 cockatiels all together in the cage. There are more boys than girls. I have one bonded breeding pair and they are in the same cage. Also I have 3 parakeets in with them. Its a big cage for a rabbit that i made into a bird cage. If you want to raise babies you can't put them in with others they have to be by themselves. They will still lay eggs but won't take care of them. HTH
  3. cutiepieacres

    cutiepieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    S. CA
    If you plan on breeding the pair I would have them in separate cages. They can still see eachother and sing to one another. If the single male is tame he may appreciate a cage by himself that you can open up and let him out and hold him etc anyhow.
  4. Chicksdigit

    Chicksdigit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2009
    Tool, Texas
    Get another female put them in a big cage (big) put the nesting boxes up high 5 or 6 feet minimum and you will have babies. 3 boxes for 2 pair is good it gives them a choice and if you can separate the boxes but put them at the same level. If one is lower they probably won't use it.
  5. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    No, not if you plan on breeding them. The two males will fight over the female, and as one is already bonded with her, he will definitley resent the intrusion into his space. However if you have a large enough flight type cage, then I suggest you get another female for the spare male, and set them up together with both pairs in the new cage. Make sure to place the breeding boxes at the same level in the cage to alleviate any squabbling over nesting sites. You also might want to put a third box in there just for diversion purposes.

    Provide some limbs or other wooden chew type objects in the flight for them, and some sturdy enough perches for them to perch on.
  6. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    depends on how big the cage is.... but i would say NO!!! during the breeding season the males will fight... and if they both harasse the female they could kill her
  7. Goattalker

    Goattalker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    No, I would not put them together. I have had 2 pair in a cage, and once they go broody, the fight is on.
  8. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Thanks for all the advice everybody! I'll keep them seperate, Maybe I can pick up a girlie for my lone male, so he's not lonely. [​IMG]
  9. Goattalker

    Goattalker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2009
    Good luck finding your pairs. I started with one male, then set out to find him a mate, now I have 9 adults and 4 hatchlings.
  10. taimon01

    taimon01 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2013
    yes its fine i have 2 males and 1 female cocktiels together and there's never been a problem just make sure he doesn't get bored or else he will try and become partners with the female and there will be a big fight

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