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If birds are flock species with no dominant roles...

Postby DanaandPod » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:27 pm

If birds are a flock species with no hierarchy roles, then why do they insert dominance? For instance, my meyers parrot will be in the parakeets cage, eating their food like a bully. Meanwhile, my jardine will be in the meyers parrot cage, eating the foodxlike a bully... Why?
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Re: If birds are flock species with no dominant roles...

Postby Michael » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:07 am

That's not dominance, that's just the grass is greener on the other side.
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Re: If birds are flock species with no dominant roles...

Postby liz » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:05 am

It is also different species.
I have noticed that the males will keep other males from sitting near their female. It seems like there is a dominant but it is really a more outgoing bird who leads the way.
Sweetie (RIP) was so adventurous that she would try anything. The others would follow.
Now Tommy should be leading the way but because he is still wanting Tammy he does not leave where she is. Jackie has become an example to the flock. Phoenix is always the first one to get to the food tray with Jackie right behind him with the rest of the flock.
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Re: If birds are flock species with no dominant roles...

Postby DanaandPod » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:56 pm

haha. Okay. So, its not dominance. Its just rude!
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