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Posted by RHACO-JACKO on October 24, 2002 at 15:45:51:
In Reply to: Breeding behavior posted by Paulstephen on October 22, 2002 at 19:59:01:
Its really hard to say, but I can only tell you from my experience in that my males will latch onto any part of a female to gain control\position and then bite their way up or down the female until they get into proper position to copulate. The first thing you need to establish is are they a definate pair? Secondly, was the supposed male able to copulate or did the female get away. Typically there is no getting away in a cage, so the male usually gets his way.
Two males will also bite at each other in the same fashion obviously without the mounting and copulation, but the biting in that case is to gain dominance. Hope this helps. Jack
:Hello all. When i was bring my cresteds home from theshow, i hasd a small transport cage. I looked in and saw the male biting the female on the neck. I figuered they were mating, but then, later, he bit her on the leg!! just wondering if they were actually mating.