On 1/02/07, Sally wrote:
> I just got a pair of imported Goffin Cackatoo. I was told
> they were proven. First they seem to be ok in the same
> cage. Two days after I introduced them the nest box, they
> started to fight each other badly. I think they both are
> males. I wonder sexing the cockatoo by the color of their
> eys is 100&37; accurate. I put them in seperate cage now.
> They seem to like each other when they are in seperated
> cages sit next to each other. Thanks for any input.
Sexing by the eye color is not 100% accurate. Get a DNA test
I was sold a "PROVEN" pair of Mexican RedHead Amazons....
the male almost killed the female. ( broke her wing & beak)
After contacting the girl that sold them to me, she then
admitted that they were NOT proven. After tracing their leg
bands, I discoverd that he was a pet & she was a breeder,
that had been passed from home to home, sold as a "proven
pair". I separated them, & sold them to 2 DIFFERENT homes.
He is now the PET he deserves to be, & she was sold as a
breeder. (only after she was completey healed)
Good luck with your Goffins.