Yesterday we went out for the afternoon and evening and when we got home the floor surrounding the cage, which is huge, was covered in pink feathers. The Rosie was at the bottom of the cage with hardly any feathers and blood on his back. He was obviously in shock. We put the separated in the cage to keep the female away from him, gave him some water and millet and left him for the night.
I am heartbroken as he was such a gentle lovable little character. I can't understand why the female killed him. Do you know if this is normal behaviour. We don't know what to do with the female now as she will be on her own. It would appear that she does want babies as she keeps laying eggs and sitting on them. I would be so glad of any advice you could give. Thank you.
I've had other strange things happen with birds over the decades I've raised them. Below is a link to a blog I did about some of the "mean" birds I've encountered.