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Re: Goffins Cockatoo

Posted by Cheri on 1/12/08
(6) Comments

    Wow! its been along time ago since I posted this and never got a
    response.. I got my 2nd G2 on Thanksgiving and allready had my
    male , the new one is suppose to be a female.. Still Piper my
    male hates her and she is scared to death of him he is alot
    bigger then her.. I have perched them together and they stay as
    far apart as they can from each other.. today Piper chased her
    around the living room ( I was right there) I am kinda bummed
    because I know other Goffie owners and theirs do just fine
    together .. I just think my Piper is jealous thats how he acts
    and he pouts..I have given him the attention plus more and he
    still is this way.. Also he investigates with his beak and her
    with her foot .. so she stuck her foot right up to his thank God I was there or we could of been missing
    toes.. Thanks for your help.. I dont know if they will ever come
    together or if he will ever accept her.

    > On 12/26/07, lisa wrote:
    >> On 11/01/07, Cheri wrote:
    >>> Hello,,,
    >>> Will a goffins male get along with another male? I am not
    >>> wanting breeders... I just was thinking about a friend for
    >>> my goffin? What other birds would be compatible to hang
    >>> out and be a freind with him? I have quakers a mustache
    >>> parakeet, Cockatiels and have been hesitant to let him
    >>> close to them as he is so much bigger...any help would be
    >>> appreciated.
    >>> Thank you so much.
    > Hi Lisa,
    > Somewhat of a "rule of thumb" is to make sure the beak sizes
    > are pretty comparable in size. But this still doesn't ensure
    > you have happy birds coexisting. We have a M2 and a B&G,
    > sometimes they get along, sometimes not! Sometimes the B&G
    > will preen the M2, which is cute to see, but that doesn't last
    > long either. The M2 has pretty established heirachy.
    > Trial and error with close supervision will tell you whether
    > you have a compatible "buddy" pair. Good Luck.