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Re: Goffins Cockatoo

Posted by everywhere on 1/13/08
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    There is a chance they will never accept each other we have goffin
    too's and they in 15 yrs are no way compatable. This is an
    arranged marriage, think about them in the wild they at least can
    pick their own mate not be forced into it..... We have 12 parrots
    and Id love to pair everyone up, but in 27 years doesnt work all
    have own cages and space. Ever see breeders- most are plucked and
    many lose their mates early---- reason for it!


    On 1/12/08, Cheri wrote:
    > Wow! its been along time ago since I posted this and never got a
    > response.. I got my 2nd G2 on Thanksgiving and allready had my
    > male , the new one is suppose to be a female.. Still Piper my
    > male hates her and she is scared to death of him he is alot
    > bigger then her.. I have perched them together and they stay as
    > far apart as they can from each other.. today Piper chased her
    > around the living room ( I was right there) I am kinda bummed
    > because I know other Goffie owners and theirs do just fine
    > together .. I just think my Piper is jealous thats how he acts
    > and he pouts..I have given him the attention plus more and he
    > still is this way.. Also he investigates with his beak and her
    > with her foot .. so she stuck her foot right up to his
    > beak...lol thank God I was there or we could of been missing
    > toes.. Thanks for your help.. I dont know if they will ever come
    > together or if he will ever accept her.
    >
    >
    >> On 12/26/07, lisa wrote:
    >>> On 11/01/07, Cheri wrote:
    >>>> Hello,,,
    >>>>
    >>>> Will a goffins male get along with another male? I am not
    >>>> wanting breeders... I just was thinking about a friend for
    >>>> my goffin? What other birds would be compatible to hang
    >>>> out and be a freind with him? I have quakers a mustache
    >>>> parakeet, Cockatiels and have been hesitant to let him
    >>>> close to them as he is so much bigger...any help would be
    >>>> appreciated.
    >>>> Thank you so much.
    >>
    >>
    >> Hi Lisa,
    >>
    >> Somewhat of a "rule of thumb" is to make sure the beak sizes
    >> are pretty comparable in size. But this still doesn't ensure
    >> you have happy birds coexisting. We have a M2 and a B&G,
    >> sometimes they get along, sometimes not! Sometimes the B&G
    >> will preen the M2, which is cute to see, but that doesn't last
    >> long either. The M2 has pretty established heirachy.
    >> Trial and error with close supervision will tell you whether
    >> you have a compatible "buddy" pair. Good Luck.