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Re: What signs to look for about Sun Conures Mating

Posted by Connie on 6/22/08
(4) Comments

    Hi Tammy, First of all, as a general rule, you don't usually
    just put 2 birds together in the same cage that don't know
    each other. They have to bond. Put 1 in one cage and the
    other in another cage and place them side by side so that
    they can get to know each other. It's called "Bonding".
    After awhile, they will let you know that they are ready to
    be together. By the way you sound in Harley's reactions, it
    sounds to me that they are showing pecking order or reacting
    to dominant possession of the cage. Birds are very fussy
    over their homes and some don't like to share. Maybe you'd
    better split them up, keep them in separate cages but side
    by side and let them bond for awhile. Connie

    On 6/22/08, Tammy wrote:
    > Hello,
    > I adopted 2 Sun Conures Last weekend. Both came from 2
    > Diff Homes. I was told that Pebbles is a Female. Because
    > she has layed eggs before. And for Harley they said not
    > sure what the sex is. Well, I bought a Huge cage and put
    > them both inside the cage together. A couple days after
    > they started to be Very Close meaning will not even leave
    > each others side for a second. LOL! Then, Harley started
    > to Bang his beak on the Perch and cage in front of Pebbles
    > Then started to fight for 1 second and then it looked like
    > they had it going on. Side to Side. Is that how they mate?
    > And if so, How long till she will lay her eggs? Does it
    > sound like Harley is a Male? Or do Birds the Same sex Get
    > Close to each other if they dont have a Male to Mate with?
    > Any Answers would be GREAT! Thanks for your time!