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Re: B&G Bonding with Scarlet

Posted by JKCASWELL on 12/04/07
(7) Comments

    On 11/13/07, everywhere wrote:
    > We just adopted a Big B&G and he was a breeder, his mated died
    > of egg binding. He now lives in a 40x40 macaw cage with toys,
    > and best of diet along with a bird room of 11 large parrots. I
    > wont risk any of their well being, they do not need to mate to
    > have a happy and full life. Plus I could not part with babies
    > and fear them being bounced like 75&37; of all birds are. I agree
    > buy a cage and enjoy your pets, they enjoy having other flock
    > members to have company. Just think arranged marriage- I wouldnt
    > want my mate picked for me- and I kinda think birds feel same
    > way?!
    > On 11/05/07, KJinNJ wrote:
    >> Thanks for your response. I appreciate it and I do agree. I am
    >> noticing that she is more interested than him she feeds him,
    >> preens him and he does not reciprocate. Thanks again
    >> On 11/05/07, OMG wrote:
    >>> On 10/03/07, KJ wrote:
    >>>> Can anyone tell me if this is bad?
    >>>> should I just let them stay bonded or split
    >>>> them up to keep them as pets?
    >>> First of all you have a Female Scarlet? This is very rare and
    >>> you should not squander her role in the Macaw Species for a
    >>> B&G pairing. She is royality, she is a Queen of Macaws do not
    >>> let her be degraded in anyway!
    >>> Now I'm not totally against Hybrids but only for Male
    >>> Scarlets because the females are so rare. If you own a male
    >>> Scarlet and can not find a female then a suitable substitute
    >>> would be a hybrid combination. But this only works the other
    >>> way around then what you have. Look male Scarlets are very
    >>> plentiful. Keep the breed together and don't listen to those
    >>> who say you can not split them up, Macaws DO NOT MATE for
    >>> LIFE! You can seperate them and I suggest heavily to do so,