About alaxandrian parrote and african gray parrote breeding and talking info

by Shaikh
(Karachi)

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1- In what age Alaxandrian parrote start breeding?
2- In what age Alaxandrian baby parrote start talking?


1- In what age African gray parrote start breeding?
2- In what age African gray baby parrote start talking?


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May 26, 2012
About alaxandrian parrote and african gray parrote breeding and talking info
by: Linda

The Alexandrine Parakeet should not be bred until they are at least 2-3 years old to give their bodies time to mature so eggs can be laid without worry about egg-binding. As for talking, this is a learned skill and some birds never learn to talk because they don't want to and some may learn a few words while others wlll have large vocabularies. Birds pick up words they like and a higher pitched voice is better for them to learn from. Birds are far more than their ability to talk or not, so don't worry about that.

The African Grey parrot has to be over 6 years old to breed. Breeding them younger than this can result in death from egg-binding. They are the best talkers of the parrot families and will begin to repeat words and sounds very early. Basically, it is up to the birds when they begin to make these sounds and words.

One word of caution here. To have birds in breeding condition takes a high quality diet of organic pellets like Harrisons found here. An examination of both parents by an Avian Vet ONLY is also a must because birds who have infections or other physical issues will pass those along to the babies who will die quickly. Healthy birds do not eat all seed diets with a few fruits and veggies thrown in. They have to eat a high quality diet to be able to get all the vitamins, minerals and high quality proteins they need to be in good condition. They also need full spectrum light provided by full spectrum lights hung over cages. Light coming through windows is NOT full spectrum and this includes windows with sun coming in. The glass blocks all the colors in the light spectrum except a few that will allow a plant to grow but not bloom. Birds are not plants so will need full spectrum light. Do not put birds in the sun because it is too strong and can kill them.

Hope this answered your questions and I also hope you decide NOT to breed as there are too many birds being bred for all of them to find good homes. They end up in situations of abuse and neglect and live miserable lives because of it. Think long and hard about what you are doing in bringing innocent life into a world full of problems, bad water and poor quality caretakers.

Linda

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