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    Cream of Cockatiel Tailfeather sammit's Avatar
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    i just caught my teil masterbating!

    i just walked into my loungeroom to a weird noise nym has never made before and there she is rubbing her butt against her water bath. i was to embarrased to watch, she seemed to be enjoying it though. well thats a first! i should write up a 'baby book'. nyms first, uh.... *cough*.


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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    LOL @ the baby cook idea. I wouldnt encourge it though, it will lead to her laying eggs.
    "I will lend to you, a Bird", God said, "and teach you all you have to do. And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too."

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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    One of my males is obsessed over masturbating on his cage. Every morning i take him out of his sleep cage, put him on his play cage and he runs right to the corner and goes to town

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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    haha silly male you have Bonnie...
    "I will lend to you, a Bird", God said, "and teach you all you have to do. And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too."

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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    What can you actually do to make them stop?
    Just in case my bird starts!
    I life in the same room!!!!
    Does showering help?
    I dont think anyone is considering castrating the bird,
    it is much too dangerous.
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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    I dont even know, I dont have that problem...
    "I will lend to you, a Bird", God said, "and teach you all you have to do. And when I call him back to heaven, you will know he loved you too."

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    Cream of Cockatiel Tailfeather sammit's Avatar
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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    well she hant done it since, and ive been home alot lately. Im always going to worry about her laying, but i was told if i dont put nesting material in or near the cage i should be ok.


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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    I don't think i could stop my tiel, he's very determined

    According to my vet, males aren't really a problem but it can lead to egglaying in females so they should be discouraged. I just leave mine alone and let him do his thing but my other birds take great exception to it and they chase him away from his corner constantly

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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    OMG! I didn't even know that was possible. What I learn here!

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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    Hehe, sounds funny

    I donīt think you can stop her, I think you donīt watch her 24hours a day
    One of my bonded pairs is very active in mating. I let them do their thing. My experience is that mating is not the only fact leading a female to lay eggs. The bigger problems are any corners they could like as "nestbox". Mika and Sine (the active pair) had found a nice corner some weeks ago. The got hormonal and Sine laid 3 eggs. I closed the corner and it helped. Their hormones cooled down and they are nomral again
    By the way, these were the first eggs in 5 years of having bonded pairs (with mating from time to time). The most important fact is avoiding dark corners, holes and so on.
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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    Quote Originally Posted by nightlady View Post
    One of my males is obsessed over masturbating on his cage. Every morning i take him out of his sleep cage, put him on his play cage and he runs right to the corner and goes to town
    Same here! As soon as he's out of the cage he goes to his "special spot".

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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    I just caught Piccolo doing this on Magoo's food bowl this morning. He was very pleased with himself. It is the first time I have ever seen him do it!
    "You could not call her refined, nor could you call her unrefined. She was the kind of woman who kept a parrot."

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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    Oh Ollie does this all the time! Weve gone through about 5 different styles of food bowl and have finally found one that he cant mate with :P

    But that hasnt stopped him doing it to my foot, every night.....

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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    I am really getting a bit afraid now that my bird is a male
    and growing up...


    Oh well, looks as if I have to life with it.
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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    Quote Originally Posted by sammit View Post
    rubbing her butt against her water bath.
    She might have worms ?

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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    nah i wormed her a few months ago and there has been no change in diet since then. AND i caught her at it again today except all my housemates were there to watch and now they believe me. and she looked so proud! so i took her bath dish away, hopefully that'll stop her..

    everyone here seems to have a male bird, so this is slightly confusing me having a female that does it.


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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    One of my females does it too...then she'll start trying to nest under the paper, the only thing I find helps is to try to keep her busy doing other things (fun foods,new toys,showers,and time out of the cage) and clean the bottom of the cage everyday (messing up her nest) .
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    Re: i just caught my teil masterbating!

    One of my old Cockatiel hens, a rescue I had was kept separate from the rest of my flock. Almost every night on cue she would have the toy bell on her back and "have her way" with it. She never laid any eggs, she just had fun.
    She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot. ~Mark Twain
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