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Breeding behaviour

Phil V

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Hi
I have two African greys, they feed each other and one displays mating behaviour, does this mean they are male and female, or will two males bond lije this
 

Destiny

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Yes, same gender bonded pairs have been documented in many parrot species. If the parrots are in the wild or kept in a large aviary with a choice of possible mates, they are more likely to select the opposite gender. But if they can't find a suitable mate of the opposing gender, they could bond closely with a compatible same gender bird. Interestingly, they may exhibit many of the same mating behaviors, like grooming, feeding, nest-building, and even mounting.

There are a couple ways to visually distinguish gender in African Greys, but the surest method is DNA testing.
 
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