We have three male cockatiels that do the same thing. I
think it is to establish a "pecking" order, so to speak.
How long have you had both macaws? Do they share a cage?
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.