Rio is submissive to new and younger bird
Kai on right and Rio on left
I have a question.....I introduced Rio and Kai face to face for the first time today. Rio is a 1 1/2 yo Pineapple GCC and Kai is a 7 month old pineapple GCC. Rio is fully flighted but Kai is not.
Kai is very beaky....I don't think he/she is actually trying to bite hard but just trying out his new world. I can work with this. Kai has not been around other birds and socialized but Rio has.
My question is that when they get close, Rio squats down and acts submissive towards Kai and stays that way until Kai gets a little too rough and then Rio squawks and flies away. Kai can't follow.
I don't know the sex of either. Is this possibly a sign that Rio is a female when he/she acts submissive and squats like that? Kai will have to learn to be gentle with both of us either way. Just curious if anyone has any thoughts.
I am comfortable introducing them so soon because healthwise, they have both been seen by a vet with a complete check up. They are both perfectly healthy. Kai definately has a bolder attitude than Rio. Everytime he/she bites I say "No bite" and move him to a different spot. When he/she gets aggressive and purposely bites too hard I tell him "No bite" and put him back in his cage. This worked for Rio, who no longer bites.
Being young, I believe Kai will learn but not sure what to think about the way Rio acts towards him. Rio also acted this same way with my friends PGCC, Sookie, but they got along perfectly from the first minute. Just curious...Thanx!