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Mating Behavior Of A Grey
« on: January 26, 2010, 02:01:08 PM »

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Billy, the one closer to the cage, displays a typical mating behavior towards Echo, who is not yet sexually mature. The lowering of the wings and the characteristic sounds are all the typical signs of sexual behavior towards a mate.

Than you Nikki for this video  :flowers:
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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 04:29:53 PM »

thats exactly what jem does to baby alfie xxxx
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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010, 10:29:16 AM »

 :pecking:hi just  watched ur vid thats wht my stan is doing to olie but i dont thk she is redy yet as  she is younger than him is there any particular time of year they bred and does it matter of there ages? :grey:
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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 10:32:03 AM »

it is not necessary sexual mating behavior, it could just them mating as in bonding if you have young greys. Greys don't sexually mature till they are about 4-5 years of age so won't breed before that of course. Also, it is not guaranteed that they are going to breed after they reach sexual maturity or even if they mate and the female will lay an egg with pet parrots it is likely to be either infertile or the parents just won't know what to do with it. But if you don't give them a nestbox and provide favourable conditions you shouldn't have a problem with it  :thumbsup:
As for the time of the year - it is very hard to say as indoor birds don't follow the seasons quite the same as those living outdoors.
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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 11:03:19 PM »

sorry i just have to say... both of them look lovely together!!! now i so feel like having another grey!!! Just so nice to see them both together! :)
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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 06:40:48 AM »

Mojo and Shinda will be three years old at the end of May/beginning of June.

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I think it's fairly safe to say they will try and mate when they reach sexual maturity, they are most definitely bonded. If Mojo lays (they don't/won't have a nestbox) I won't be allowing any eggs to hatch.

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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 08:06:11 AM »

Billy and Echo are lovely together  :thumbsup:  Not seen this one before  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2011, 09:03:46 AM »

Thats a really nice video  :biggrin:

Flint does this behaviour with me though?!?!
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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2011, 12:57:36 PM »

I loved this video to  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

Bailey does that to me all the time. I have never been sure what he is doing. The more i say "what my baby" the worse he gets.

I have thought of getting him a mate recently but i am really unsure how the whloe introduction goes?

He ia 8 yrs old now good idea peeps or not???

Will he stop wanting me for interaction and will our bond go or lesson???

Sorry for so many questions.

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2011, 01:55:29 PM »

There is no guarantee that he would get on with another bird and then you would have to find time for 2 greys that couldn't be let out at the same time. Would you have enough time for that?
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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2011, 09:58:04 PM »

hmmm i did'nt think of that. That would be a nightmare as Bailey is never locked in his cage.  That would mean he would'nt be able to have the freedom he has now a. He is my priority and his well being has to come first.

Looking at the video's makes you want a companion for yours when they are alone but very true what you say. It does not always end with them getting along and he has been on his own 8 yrs now and does seem very happy.

Thanks for your honesty  :)

Love Marie and Bailey xx
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Re: Mating Behavior of a Grey
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2011, 10:32:54 PM »

This is what my Bailey (who we believe is a female) does to me everyday now when I sit by her cage talking to her.

I dont encourage her to behave like this and usually try and distract her with a toy or a pellet, but I cant help feeling secretly pleased that she loves me and trusts me.  :yahoo:

It is lovely and very cute to see though isnt it?

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2011, 05:47:03 PM »

That is weird i have just this minute put a post on facebook asking about mating behavior as have just been sat watching my 2 greys brother and sister and they doing that exact same thing,kizzie making these funny noises and lifting her wings to pacso and playfully biting feet,pacso keeps putting his head under Kizzie's tail feathers lol,dirty bird
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2011, 06:08:59 PM »

That is weird i have just this minute put a post on facebook asking about mating behavior as have just been sat watching my 2 greys brother and sister and they doing that exact same thing,kizzie making these funny noises and lifting her wings to pacso and playfully biting feet,pacso keeps putting his head under Kizzie's tail feathers lol,dirty bird

You'll need to do the same as I'll be doing if and when (think it's safe to say it'll be 'when') Mojo lays eggs. I'll be removing them immediately, destroying them and replacing them with fake ones.

A parrot friend of mine who lives in the US and breeds Greys, is going to order me some fake Grey eggs and send them over to me.

Seems you can't buy realistic ones here, I've looked all over. I want to make sure I do it right and ensuring the eggs look and feel real will be a big part of that.

It'll probably be at least a year until they'd be capable of laying fertile eggs but I want to be ready when it does happen.

They've been lovey dovey with each other since they were about six months old and I often see Shinda 'treading' Mojo.

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Re: Mating Behavior Of A Grey
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2011, 09:41:03 AM »

Mojo and Shinda yesterday morning, he just can't quite grasp the fact he needs both legs up there! Love the way Mojo is looking at him, she has the funniest expressions at times!  :rofl:

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Re: Mating Behavior Of A Grey
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2011, 10:05:09 AM »

Bless him, he's trying, :biggrin:
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Re: Mating Behavior Of A Grey
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2011, 06:05:13 PM »

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: The expressions on Mojo's face are hilarious, poor Shinda he does keep trying  :haha:
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Re: Mating Behavior Of A Grey
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2011, 07:18:37 PM »

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One day son, one day!  :rofl:

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Re: Mating Behavior Of A Grey
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2011, 07:26:51 PM »

Now THIS is a bird who really does not know she's a bird, bit sad that. This is Charlie, my friend's Yellow Crowned Amazon and I'm bird-sitting her for a week (she's going back home tomorrow).

Not at all interested in other parrots but fairly often shows mating behaviour towards Mark (or myself once she's been with me for a few days).

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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2011, 08:41:45 PM »

One day son, one day!  :rofl:

She really isn't impressed with Shinda's desperate display, bless him, you have to feel sorry for him with the rejection he's getting  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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