african gray parrots breeding question

by salman

I am purchased African gray parrot male one shop and the other shop i am purchased african gray parrot female ok i left both of them tegether male and female so plz tell me what am i do to start mating both of them ...

i am waiting for your reply
Thanks Salman

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Jun 19, 2011
how to best care for our new baby gray
by: frank &amber

Hi we purchased a seven week young gray congo we had done a lot of research. When it was time to bring her home we were told a different way to house and care for our new baby.We were told to keep her in a small cage for the first two years with out any toys.Is this true. we had purchased a very larg cage and lots of toys also made a large play pen so when would be the best time to introduce her to that kind of enviroment. Also would like to know what kinds of materials are best for our babies beding and best housing while still a baby. thank you

Editor's Note: NO, not true at all! Also, if you want people to see and answer questions, you need to post a question, not an answer here to another question, at Parrot Questions

Mar 21, 2011
african gray parrots breeding question
by: Linda

Salman, you are in way too big of a hurry and will need to slow down. First of all, you should NEVER, EVER put strange parrots together in same cage as this can result in one killing or severely injuring the other. So, first, get them into a cage for each one. Second, you will need to take both birds to an Avian Vet in your area. There is a link on this site for help in finding an avian vet in your country. You may have to travel a ways, and DO NOT take your birds to a regular dog and cat vet as they are not licensed or trained in the care of birds. You have to make sure your birds are healthy before doing anything else.

After you either get a clean bill of health from avian vet, or medicines to treat any infections, you will need to leave these birds in their separate cages for quite a while to see if they get along. This is serious business when you start talking about breeding birds, and you don't even know to keep strange parrots in separate cages until they get to know one another.

I strongly suggest, you do study about the correct diet to feed them, the correct kind of breeding cage and nestbox, and learn all you can about breeding including how to handfeed baby parrots using handfeeding formula fed with a syringe. Handfeeding is a learned skill, so you will need to work with a parrot breeder closeby and let them show you how it is done, not just once but over and over until you can do it all in your sleep. From adding water, heating up to correct temperature, all the way to feeding with syringe so you don't choke babies is what you'll need to learn.

So, slow down and take one thing at a time. You want your birds to be healthy or they will produce sick babies who will die. Adults and babies have to be fed organic pelleted diets to be healthy and taken to avian vet once a year or when sick or injured.

You are not even close to ready to breed birds at this point and your birds need to be cared for properly, so learn how. Birds are not toys, nor are they robots. They feel pain, lonliness, fear, hate, anger, outrage and also love, trust, playfulness and joy. They feel same range of emotions we do. So please start talking about your birds as something besides breeding machines. There is not much money in breeding birds if you feed them right, take care of their medical needs and house them in large, safe cages with safe natural wood branch perches. Do the right thing here and rethink your plan AFTER you have done your study.


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