amazon breeding

by ross

will 1 male yellow nape service 2 females if they are all together

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Oct 28, 2009
by: Linda

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! You will have a major war if you try something like that. Parrots mate usually for life with one bird. If that bird dies, then they sometimes will accept another mate. Never create a triangle like this as it is very dangerous for your birds.

You will need to do a lot of study before embarking on a breeding program with an Amazon pair. They change once they are set up in breeding cage with nestbox. They can and do become dangerous, so you will need a cage made for breeding with front nestbox opening inside, and the back opening on the outside of cage. You may also need to notch the box for a thin slider door to keep birds away from you while inspecting eggs and later weighing and/or handfeeding babies.

I have Amazons and have bred Amazons, and I promise you your sweet, friendly little birds will drastically change. The male more than the female. The males become excessively aggressive, and cage will need feeding/watering cups you can access from the outside of cage. Parrots are wild, undomesticated animals, and during breeding can and do become dangerous to anyone around them. It is exciting to watch them in action, and if you take the proper precautions, you and birds will be safe.

If you want to breed your other hen, get another male and set them up in their own breeding cage. Do more study BEFORE even beginning this project as it is costly, hard work and the market is literally OVERFLOWING with birds needing homes. The parrots are usually moved around 5-6 times or more during their lifetimes of 70-75 years and not all the homes are good. Keep all this in mind before embarking on any kind of breeding program. You cannot guarantee your babies will have good, loving homes, and I don't breed because of that. The parrots are becoming like the dogs and cats in that a lot of breeders are operating nothing more or less than Bird Mills, and the bird's welfare from hatching to sale is not of much concern. It costs money for decent food and medical care before they are sold. All baby birds need a health certificate stating they are healthy signed by an Avian Vet BEFORE they are ever sold to anyone. Money, money, money is what it takes to produce healthy babies, so if you are not scared off by now, go ahead and do it.

Thanks for writing and let us know how everything goes as your input can help someone else.


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