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Re: Question about CAG Breeders

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

    On 4/10/09, Robin wrote:
    > 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!
    > Danielle,
    > 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
    > the breeding mode. Of course the diet, proper nest, lighting
    > etc has allot to do with getting them ready also.

    Thanks for answering my question! I actually purcahsed them a
    new cage so when I transfered them into it, I opened the box.
    They did great! They are in and out all the time. She seems to
    be very dominent over him. Today she wouldn't let him out of the
    box when I put their fresh veggies and fruit in?!?! I just let
    it go and decided to keep an eye on them to see if she
    continues. I was really surprised at how well they did!!!!!