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Re: Question about CAG Breeders

Posted by Robin on 4/10/09
(6) Comments

    On 4/07/09, Bill wrote:
    > On 4/04/09, Danielle wrote:
    >> I have a bonded pair of CAG's that have been together for
    >> about a year. The guy that I purchased them from told me
    >> to be careful as to when I open the box for them because
    >> if one of them is not ready, they will kill the other. My
    >> question is when will I know they are ready? I have been
    >> watching for signs like sitting closer together etc.
    >> The "kiss" but I don't really know what else to watch for.
    >> I noticed that the female has been going to the bottom a
    >> lot and tearing up the newspaper and she "knocked" on the
    >> box door one day but haven't heard/seen her do it since. I
    >> usually asways buy proven pairs and I am at a lost as to
    >> what I need to look for. Thanks for any help!!!!!!
    > Danielle,
    > I've been breeding greys since 1995 and have never had that
    > experience. If you have them together and they aren't
    > aggressive toward each other, open the box to them! I've
    > paired single greys and given them boxes as soon as they
    > were placed together with no problem. If you have a male and
    > a female, both mature and ready to breed, comfortable in
    > their environment, sometimes they will get right to it. In
    > other cases, you could wait years. If they get along and
    > are "kissing" without one going after the other
    > aggressively, they should be absolutely fine. I have found
    > that if a breeder has had one bad experience with a pair of
    > birds, they assume that behavior is written in stone for
    > that species. Good luck!

    I agree with the last response. If they are a true pair,
    surgically sexed male & female. (I would have looked for
    tattoos upoon arrival) they should be fine. Usually the males
    will get a little aggressive towards the human when they are in
    the breeding mode. Of course the diet, proper nest, lighting
    etc has allot to do with getting them ready also.