On 8/24/06, D.J. wrote:
> On 8/22/06, Dave wrote:
>> On 8/21/06, brad wrote:
>>> I have been considering getting a pair of cockatoos. I
>>> have also been doing alot of reading on the subject of
>>> breeding birds. I have come across several accounts of
>>> the female being severly injured or even killed by an
>>> enraged male. Is this common, or are the episodes just
>>> heavily written about? If it is common, are there ways to
>>> help minimize the risk?
>>> Thanks in advance,
>> Rather than answering specific questions that are only
>> opinions, it might be a good idea to check out an area that
>> can give you loads of information about breeding TOOs. The
>> area is called www.Mytoos.com.
>> Many people here don't care for this other site but it will
>> tell you everything about Cockatoos from A to Z. They are an
>> extreme group but they are thorough and many things they say
>> are absolutely true.
>> In your situation (possible breeding) they are especially
> BRAD Don't go to Mytoos Dave is setting you up. These
> people do not accept a breeder coming on and asking question.
> They don't beleive in breeding anything. They will hang
> you. D.J.
BRAD D.J IS RIGHT DAVE IS SETTING YOU UP THEY HATE BREEDERS AND
OFFER NO REAL ADVICE IT IS ALL STOCK ANSWERS YOU CAN GET FROM
ANYWHERE INSTEAD OF ACTUAL HANDS ON ....YOU NEED TO BE SURE YOUR
TOOS CAN LIVE TOGETHER COMFORTABLY
SOME PEOPLE HAVE A BACKSIDE TO CAGE WHERE FEMALE CAN ESCAPE AND
GO TO OTHER SIDE AN ESCAPE ROUTE, MY BIRDS DO NOT HAVE THAT
INSTEAD I GIVE THEM A LARGE CAGE AWAY FROM EVERYONE ELSE AND
DISTURB THEM AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE
THE MALE IS VERY JEALOUS OF HIS FEMALE YOU CAN FIND INFO ON WEB
OF SETTING UP BREEDING COCKATOOS AND WILL FIND NESTBOX DESIGNS
THAT HAVE ESCAPE ROUTES FOR FEMALE