How do you know what gender your cockateils are? And when they are ready for mating?
When one of 'em's humpin the other and they ain't using a stick.....just sayin
One way to tell the gender is by looking at the cheeks of the cockatiel. A male will have bright yellow cheeks with a bright orange dot. A female with have grayish yellow cheeks will an orange dot. This will only work if the cockatiel is an adult.Here's a picture of a male and female together: Female(left) Male(right)http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=mog&hl=en&gl=us&client=safari&tab=wi&q=male%20and%20female%20cockatiels&sa=N&biw=320&bih=416#i=2
To know what gender your cockateils are, examine the color of the face on a mature cockatiel. Males usually tend to have the bright yellow face with a really brightly colored orange patch on their cheeks. The females have a grey or even pale yellow face with the duller patch of orange on their cheeks. Read more at http://www.ehow.com/how_2120788_determine-gender-cockatiels.html. Read about their mating at http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4574010_cockatiels-mate.html.