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    Male trying to hatch beads?

    My 8 year old male cockatiel suddenly developed an affection for some beads! This toy has been hanging, generally unnoticed, on his play gym for months. I set the toy on the table while I was cleaning his cage and he approached it, started very gently nibbling and nudging the two beads on the end, and promptly puffed up, tucked up one foot, and "sat" on the beads. He does not get aggressive when I pick him up to put him back in his cage but when I let him out he goes straight to the beads and does the exact same thing. This is 3 days in a row! Anyone else have anything like this?? The only thing he ever is this gentle and nice to is his favorite bell! Everything else is either edible, must be destroyed, or is boring. He rarely "loves" an object like this!

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    Re: Male trying to hatch beads?

    That's too cute! Maybe he just discovered that it feels good to sit on the beads. But, since I've never experienced anything like this, I can't offer you any advice. I'll be very interested to hear what others say.

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    Re: Male trying to hatch beads?

    Never experienced anything like it either.

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    Re: Male trying to hatch beads?

    To make it weirder, the beads are in between wooden stars so it can't be comfortable. Just now he gave up on them and went back in his cage but he was sittin on them for a good hour or two! I made sure to take pics! Silly guy.

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    Re: Male trying to hatch beads?

    i realize that i'm a bit late with my rely; but our Jeter is almost three and i couldn't belive my eyes when i saw him "sitting" on a polished rock he found. Poor baby

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    Re: Male trying to hatch beads?

    My little tiel hen, Ollie, loves to take pieces of "cuttle bone" that are in a jar lid on the cage floor, and place them all over the cage bottom when she is hormonal and getting ready to lay a clutch. She is a "single" hen with no male tiel around, but still lays eggs on a regular basis. She also "sets" on pieces of cuttle bone, before she lays the eggs, and will even add a piece of it with her eggs, and set on all of them.

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