Thanks for sharing your experiences. I think my other bird (Plumpy) wouldn't mind having a friend so maybe I will put the male with her. It is my ultimate goal anyway to get all 3 birds together. As long as having the male there won't prompt Plumpy to want to make eggs... Will institute all guidelines for her as well!
I was just reading about the brown cere and am noticing Lily does have a brown cere. I guess I never looked to see what color it was? I think it was whitish. Seems like the brown cere is a sign to look for.
I am wondering now once the female gets the brown cere does that mean that it's too late and she is already producing an egg or just in the mood to breed?