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Re: CAG's and bonding

Posted by bill on 12/08/09
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    On 12/03/09, Wanting to do right by George wrote:
    > So, George still won't do 'up or down' but he doesn't mind
    > me picking him up. I don't need a towel or anything to do
    > so. he just lets me pick him up and move him to wherever.
    > the only time he's bitten me in the process was when one
    > of the dogs came around the corner at the same time and it
    > scared him. even then, he barely broke skin. we've really
    > bonded and i feel like he trusts me a lot.
    >
    > A local man has an African grey that he is potentially
    > going to re-home. I LOVE george and i'm absolutely
    > content with him. however, i was curious if greys usually
    > like having a bonding partner? i've read that birds in
    > general are picky about their mates and i can certainly
    > respect that. but in general, do they want a mate? are
    > they wanting to find the right mate? does it need to be
    > another grey or would a macaw or another bird make a good
    > mate?
    >
    > i'm asking strictly for his own happiness and bird
    > companionship (which obviously being a human i cannot
    > match companionship another bird might be able to offer).
    > i'm not asking for breeding purposes bc i have no ambition
    > to breed at the moment.
    >
    > if they do desire a mate, what signs should i look for
    > if/when 'testing' a potential bonding partner? how should
    > i go about it?
    >
    > i just want him to be as happy as he can possibly be.
    >
    > thank you.