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Message #2271. This is a followup to #2266.

Name:Margaret
Date:Monday November 1, 2004 4:55:03 pm MST
Subject:Re: better than friends?
Message:If they are grabbing each other's beaks and pumping, then it sure sounds to me like they are doing what comes naturally and are bonding. Do you see them moving their beaks a little bit after they separate like they possibly brought some food up and are swallowing it back again? If so, this is the start of a bonded pair.

What I do when eggs appear here is to make a small pencil mark on them and refrigerate them below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 days, let them come back to room temperature and then give them back to the pair to incubate. Then I swap it with the next egg that has been laid and I do the same thing over until all eggs have the little pencil mark and all eggs have been refrigerated. This is not a foolproof way to prevent a fertile egg from hatching, but it has worked well for me so far. (I'd better knock on wood now - <grin>) Parrot eggs are resilient because that is part of the way they survive in nature.

> Linda wrote:
> > What is happening between my Nandays? Does anybody know?
> >
> > They are occasionally shaking beaks, not in a defensive, offensive,
> > but an almost I like you, accept you manner?

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