Posted 11 July 2010 - 09:46 AM
I recently got a 7 month old quaker hen as a mate for my 4 1/2 year old cock bird i've had for 4 years. The hen is a real handfull and keeps attacking the male, i'm unsure if she's just playing or serious. The male is very gentle and really keen to preen and be near her but everytime he gets too close she dives for him and scares him away. I guess i just need some tips on how to get them liking each other. Are females usually so dominant? She has pretty much come in and taken over the place. They have been together for 4 weeks now, i keep them in seperate cages, although i get them out together a few hours a day. they don't seem to beak fight as much as they used to, but she still takes swipes at him when he turns his back. How long does this process take? will she settle down eventually? Any ideas???? Help???