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Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who's the fairest guinea of them all...

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by CDennis, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. CDennis

    CDennis Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    Rumor has it, Guinea's like mirror's and will spend hours looking at themselves. Anyone know if this is true?

  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    YES, they are extremely narcissistic birds!
  3. Yep, they are stupid about this. Can not tell you why, but they do eventually get bored with it.
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    They will also attack the guinea in the mirror, till you cover the mirror. [​IMG]
  5. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Quote:LOL! My dark Cornish does this too! Makes the whole Velociraptor scream and everything! [​IMG] My guineas don't look in the mirrors as much as being Peeping Toms and looking in the house windows screaming for me to give them treats! LOL!

  6. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Yep! It's true. They will sing to the guinea in the mirror too! Be careful not to mount the mirror at the end of a perch though, they will smack into the mirror trying to get to the other side of the perch! Silly birds.
  7. damselfish

    damselfish Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    We have an old full length mirror laid on its side leaning against the inside barn wall. They like to visit it, but I've never seen them act as if they thought the reflection was another guinea. As far as I can tell, they're admiring themselves (and indeed, why should they not, lovely as they are?). [​IMG]

  8. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I have a guinea that attacks the "other guinea" - it's really funny, and now that I have more guineas, the others come and watch the "fight".

    I believe that they would try to go through the looking glass to sit on the other side of the perch. Thanks, Muranofarms, for making my night, I needed a good laugh today.
  9. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Quote:That was one of those times I wish I had a video camera ready! DH put another mirror up high at the end of that long natural perch. He thought they'd perch there and sing in the mirror. Well, they all got up on that perch, then suddenly noticed the mirror. THUMP.......THUMP the first 2 flew straight into it! The littlest one watched them both fall then she just ran down the perch and smacked into it! I felt so bad for them, but boy was it funny!

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