Cockatiels as Pets. What's the reason? Babies and parents will often have health problems that require treatment from an avian vet. Parents may wait hours until the baby is dry before giving them their first feeding. Make sure that your nest box is at least 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot. There are many types of nest boxes available including metal, plastic and wooden ones.
How Long Does a Cockatiel Need to Stay With Mom?
Some birds may be more willing to accept an alternate nesting site once eggs have already been laid on the floor.
Cockatiel Breeding Basics
Repaired eggs should also be watched closely during hatching because the chick may have trouble breaking through a large, thick seal and may need help during hatching. In the cage, of course, foraging is not a factor. Click Here to read about Egg Binding. Common Health Problems of Cockatiels.