Re: Question about CAG Breeders
Posted by Robin on 4/10/09
On 4/07/09, Bill wrote:
> On 4/04/09, Danielle wrote:
>> I have a bonded pair of CAG's that have been together for
>> about a year. The guy that I purchased them from told me
>> to be careful as to when I open the box for them because
>> if one of them is not ready, they will kill the other. My
>> question is when will I know they are ready? I have been
>> watching for signs like sitting closer together etc.
>> The "kiss" but I don't really know what else to watch for.
>> I noticed that the female has been going to the bottom a
>> lot and tearing up the newspaper and she "knocked" on the
>> box door one day but haven't heard/seen her do it since. I
>> usually asways buy proven pairs and I am at a lost as to
>> what I need to look for. Thanks for any help!!!!!!
> I've been breeding greys since 1995 and have never had that
> experience. If you have them together and they aren't
> aggressive toward each other, open the box to them! I've
> paired single greys and given them boxes as soon as they
> were placed together with no problem. If you have a male and
> a female, both mature and ready to breed, comfortable in
> their environment, sometimes they will get right to it. In
> other cases, you could wait years. If they get along and
> are "kissing" without one going after the other
> aggressively, they should be absolutely fine. I have found
> that if a breeder has had one bad experience with a pair of
> birds, they assume that behavior is written in stone for
> that species. Good luck!
I agree with the last response. If they are a true pair,
surgically sexed male & female. (I would have looked for
tattoos upoon arrival) they should be fine. Usually the males
will get a little aggressive towards the human when they are in
the breeding mode. Of course the diet, proper nest, lighting
etc has allot to do with getting them ready also.