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Postby animal » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:30 am

how do cockteils mate[/b]
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Postby mith » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:21 am

??? what's a cockteil?
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Postby Starlight189 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:48 am

cokteil = budgie type bird.
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Postby Poison » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:51 pm

What's special about their mating?
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Postby AstusAleator » Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:54 am

I think for most birds, reproduction occurs by the males fertilizing the egg externally after the female has laid it. correct me if I'm wrong.
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Postby Poison » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:01 pm

I would say correct, that's why I'm asking what is special about them?
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Postby flint » Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:38 am

thats not true at all, birds fertilize eggs internally - sperm transfer through touching cloaca
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Postby Lizard » Mon May 01, 2006 1:07 am

As far as I know there is nothing unusual about a cockatial's mating process. They mate the same way as other birds. Also to my knowlege there are no fully terrestrial eggs fertilized externally. Perhaps some of the invertebates do?
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Postby kabuto » Mon May 01, 2006 3:42 am

AstusAleator wrote:I think for most birds, reproduction occurs by the males fertilizing the egg externally after the female has laid it. correct me if I'm wrong.


u cannot externally fertilise an egg with a shell so it became necessary to evolve internal fertilisation which would allow the sperm to get into the egg before shell formation :roll:
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Postby Code of Life » Mon May 01, 2006 8:03 pm

Fertilization is definitely internal in birds via cloacal insemination and fertilization occurs even before the shell is processed around the egg...........thats what I studies way back about 5 yrs..........dont think things have changed much since then........
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Fertilizing eggs

Postby mofmars3 » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:07 am

Wow...I thought I was the only one who used to believe birds fertilized eggs externally...My cockteil keeps laying them and they sit and sit, diligently...No little birds, ever...He won't touch her...He does hump his perch though...I wish he would get smart but this is like the 5th batch that I know he won't figure it out now...Any advice? :D
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Postby saadia » Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:48 am

i have an african gray parrot (congo)he is 10 months old he speaks good but he doesnt come on my hand ?why is that.
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