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Re: macaw submission question

Posted by Rick on 7/21/07
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    On 7/20/07, Rick wrote:
    > I have a question maybe someone with long term Macaw
    > experience can help with. I have 2 B&G Macaws which I
    > thought (was told) were males, but have been noticing that
    > 1 of them is very submissive to the other. They were not
    > raised together, but recently introduced to each other for
    > companionship. They do lock beaks and mimic the feeding
    > ritual. They are DNA'd, but this would be my next step to
    > actually determining their sex.
    > I am just wanting to know of this behaviour, or is it
    > normal as a ritual in establishing heiarchy (dominance).
    > Any info would truly be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    OOPS! Sorry, have to make a correction. They are NOT DNA'd.
    Fingers going faster than the brain is tonight. Thanks again.