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    Cockatiel Male With Male??

    I know that 2 male cockatiels can bond but i was wondering if I put in one cage 2 males and 1 female is there a chance the male cockatiel can bond even then they have an option to bond with a female?

    I ask this because I see the 2 males are getting along like if one of them goes here the other follows but I don't see them getting along with the female....

    Off topic question: My cockatiels are not old enough to breed so I'm not intending to breed them until they are old enough but if all 3 are in the same cage can something happen?

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    Re: Cockatiel Male With Male??

    I've had a male and a female cockatiel in the same cage for over 6 years and nothing has ever "happened" but that isn't to say that it won't in your situation.
    My tiels are not bonded mates, they have a sort of brother/sister relationship and they are not given any nesting material or bright light for long periods to lower the chance that they will mate.

    Rest in peace Mini-me and Jasmine. Never Forgotten.

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    Re: Cockatiel Male With Male??

    Whenever you put two animals together for the first time "things" can happen. Sometimes these things are good sometimes not.
    My immediate concern with putting two males with a single female, is that the males with fight for the female. Or two birds will team up and attack the third.
    If I were you I would take it VERY slow and allow all the birds to get to know each other in neutral territory outside the cage. Eventually you may be able to leave all three for a short while together in the cage. But be very cautious and diligent, any signs of fighting and you should remove them immediately.
    The birds may get along or they may never get along, and you should be prepared for either outcome.

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