I was wondering if any of you had two cockatiels, mate or otherwise, where one seems to have a very distinct and unique call / tweet for their partner / other birds. I’ve had like eight cockatiels, some pairs some not, and I’ve never seen this, but lately the two I live with started bonding more, and it is something really interesting I noticed.
The male will often explore around the room / house and leave the cage for a while where as the female tends to like to stay on top of the cage or in the cage, and a lot of the time when he flies to explore or is away from her, she will have this loud call similar to the flock call, but very distinct. I find she even does this in her cage sometimes when figuring out where they are sleeping or when eating.
It’s interesting and almost has me feeling it might be something similar to a name or nickname XD