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Old 14-11-2017, 08:05 PM
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Default Failure to bond signs

To the falcon breeders on the forum.

I would appreciate any thoughts/experiences with the following.

Have you noticed any early behaviours, to look out for, that might suggest a newly put together pair wont bond?

Please, not the obvious aggression/fighting but more subtle ones.

Cheers in advance for your help.
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Old 15-11-2017, 10:01 AM
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I think a complete disinterest is worse then fighting. When a pair sits apart and are uninterested in each other etc. Food is the key I feed ab lib to encourage them to have a shared investment in the same thing ala to encourage the male/ female to actively solicit food from the other bird. The key is obviously not to feed too little and not too much. You wonĺt notice your birds ramping up until feb in reality. What species are you trying to breed?
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Old 25-11-2017, 09:11 PM
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Pair of Sakers

It has been quite interesting watching when time has allowed. The female is very food orientated and to begin with stashed away much of the daily food supply. Now it is 75/25 in her favour as to who gets the 1st food in daily. I have 3 food entry points so mix it up as to where it goes in.
The male is very cautious of her daily advances but both the noise levels and retreat flights have dropped off to the point where they will now stand beak to beak having a bit of nervous chatter. Progress is slow but as Jakk mentions it's still early days yet.
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