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Re: Goffin Cockatoo fighting each other

Posted by Sally on 1/04/07
(7) Comments

    Thanks Meeko's Mom. Now I put them back together without the
    nestbox. They get along great. They preen each other. I
    don't know why they fight when they have the nestbox. They
    looks like a pair. Male is bigger than the female. They both
    might be females

    On 1/02/07, Meeko's Mom wrote:
    > On 1/02/07, Sally wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >> I just got a pair of imported Goffin Cackatoo. I was told
    >> they were proven. First they seem to be ok in the same
    >> cage. Two days after I introduced them the nest box, they
    >> started to fight each other badly. I think they both are
    >> males. I wonder sexing the cockatoo by the color of their
    >> eys is 100&37; accurate. I put them in seperate cage now.
    >> They seem to like each other when they are in seperated
    >> cages sit next to each other. Thanks for any input.
    > Sexing by the eye color is not 100&37; accurate. Get a DNA
    > done !!
    > I was sold a "PROVEN" pair of Mexican RedHead Amazons....
    > the male almost killed the female. ( broke her wing & beak)
    > After contacting the girl that sold them to me, she then
    > admitted that they were NOT proven. After tracing their leg
    > bands, I discoverd that he was a pet & she was a breeder,
    > that had been passed from home to home, sold as a "proven
    > pair". I separated them, & sold them to 2 DIFFERENT homes.
    > He is now the PET he deserves to be, & she was sold as a
    > breeder. (only after she was completey healed)
    > Good luck with your Goffins.
    > Meeko's Mom