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Cricketnilesrn

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Hi this is Pepper and Cricket, we are the proud owners of 2 blue and gold macaws who are around 7 years old. We live in Florida and have sooo many questions. After careful deductive reasoning, we have found that one of our birds (banded a male) is infact a girl and has started laying eggs. We know nothing. haha
Wish us luck in trying to find answers.
 

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Welcome Cricket and Pepper! That is a sure sign that they're female when they lay eggs, eh? This could happen to anyone, I am sure. Just wanted to extend a big welcome to ya'll.
 

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So do you have two females or one female and one male?
 

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There are many people here that have had a surprise when their "male" bird presents them with an egg...it happens more often than you'd think...;)
 

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Well least the eggs were laid ok...My fear with females is the possible & dangerous egg complications...

Wonder if they are fertile? Is the other male???

 

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Welcome to AA. Post some photos of your macaws when you get a chance.
 

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After careful deductive reasoning, we have found that one of our birds (banded a male) is infact a girl and has started laying eggs.
:coffeescreen: Well I'd say you already know more than whoever banded them! :welcomeavenue:

So do you have two females or one female and one male?
They won't know til the other one starts laying, too. :hilarious: jk

I'd suggest boiling the eggs, letting them cool and returning them to her either way, and possibly sending away for a DNA test for the other bird. The DNA tests are surprisingly inexpensive.
 
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