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Posted by DAVID on 2/20/06
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    On 2/19/06, adrain wrote:
    > Eww. Im not sure if seperating them is a good idea. Parrots
    > pair up for life and seperating them could cause seperation
    > anxiety. It would be life splitting you and your significant
    > other up. If you aquire a bonded pair i would think that
    > atleast ethically you sould keep them together. You can still
    > reach a certain level of tameness even with paired birds. They
    > may not be the cuddle bug we all want as a pet but you could
    > possibly get them to step up and maybe even talk. You may want
    > to be a little more carfull with them around breeding season
    > thou. Anyway ofcourse i dont wanna tell anyone what to do with
    > thier pets. I would like to emplor you to ask around do a little
    > research and make the most compasionate decision for you and you
    > pet.
    > (just an idea. you could breed them and sell all but one of the
    > offspring which you could tame from infancy. This would make
    > for an optimal pet. and the breeding pair could remain a happy
    > couple) Again i dont wanna tell anyone what to do with thier
    > pet i am only making a suggestion.
    > On 2/16/06, david wrote:
    >> On 2/16/06, adrain wrote:
    >>> On 2/15/06, DAVID wrote:
    >>>> Hi
    >>>> I just got 2 DYH amazons...I was told they were females
    >>>> then I was told they were male and female.Their sex really
    >>>> doesn't matter I wnated pets. They seem to not get along
    >>>> with eachother they peck and growl at eachother.I was told
    >>>> they were bonded and could not be seperated?? I think
    >>>> they'd be happier seperate though. Can I seperate them
    >>>> will they be ok. One of them seems curious about people
    >>>> and seems to want to interact a bnit but the other one
    >>>> attacks her when she tries to step up!!! Any help is
    >>>> appreciated.
    >>> Hey Dave I have a Double yellow head too and ive read
    >>> that the male does get agresive w/ its mate and even more so
    >>> when breeding. As a matter a fact ive heard it suggested
    >>> that when you have a breeding pair its wize to clip the
    >>> males wings so that the female could escape him when he
    >>> becomes too agressive. As far as the less friendly bird
    >>> attacking the other when it tries to step up this sounds
    >>> like male jelousy. One reason the male becomes agressive in
    >>> breeding pairs is to keep the female away from other
    >>> suiters. The agressive bird just may be the male who thinks
    >>> you are trying to seduce his female.
    >>> Congratulations with the new pair. Do you plan to breed
    >>> them if they are M&F? I think ive seen you in here for some
    >>> time now what did you have before the DYHs? and how many in
    >>> your flock now?
    >> Hi Adrain,
    >> No i wasn't planning on breeding so I guess I need to
    >> seperate them now so I can work with them. According to
    >> previous owners they have never even laid eggs...
    >> I am new to the chatboard and very new to birds as pets I only
    >> have the yellow heads and I have a yellow naped. So just the
    >> three In the future I would love to add an African grey and a
    >> Macaw.
    >> Thanks
    >> David

    I think I will keep them together...I've been doing a little
    looking into it and it does seem to not be such a good idea. They
    seem to be doing well they are even getting used to the toys I got
    them so maybe after a bit they will be a little more tolerant of
    me but I don't want to make the stressed because I want to be
    THEIR friend I'll wait maybe they'll want to be MY friend> LOL