On 4/10/09, Danielle wrote:
> On 4/10/09, Robin wrote:
>> 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
>> the breeding mode. Of course the diet, proper nest, lighting
>> etc has allot to do with getting them ready also.
> Thanks for answering my question! I actually purcahsed them a
> new cage so when I transfered them into it, I opened the box.
> They did great! They are in and out all the time. She seems to
> be very dominent over him. Today she wouldn't let him out of the
> box when I put their fresh veggies and fruit in?!?! I just let
> it go and decided to keep an eye on them to see if she
> continues. I was really surprised at how well they did!!!!!
Don't forget what was said on one of the response; If they are true
pair meaning surgically sexed they should be fine" If not, better
do it. 2 males or 2 females could be bonded. Good chance that in
surgical sexing, internal problem could be discovered.