toys for breeding pair green cheeks

by carol
(wales)

i have just bought a true breeding pair of maroon bellied conures do i put toys in their cage like a pet bird or is it best to leave the toys out,thank you .

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Nov 01, 2011
toys for breeding pair green cheeks
by: Linda

A wooden toy or two wouldn't hurt as parrots like to chew on wood.

Hopefully you have a very large breeding cage because the birds need plenty of room to get exercise and to spread their wings out fully so they can flap their wings without hitting each other or anything in cage. Breeding cages have to have a flap that opens up for nestbox and closes back up when breeding is done. Nestbox is hung on outside of cage with only the hole and perch inside. Box has to have a hinged lid so you have access to eggs and babies later on. You also have to know how to handfeed baby parrot handfeeding formula with a syringe before any babies are present in case parents either do not feed or you want to supplement the smaller ones.

Also, both birds have to be examined by an Avian Vet before any breeding program is begun as lots of birds come with infections, and these are passed onto the babies which can quickly die from them. For the present, concentrate on getting birds set up properly, examined by avian vet and make sure their diet is 80-85% organic pellets with Harrison's being the best and found here. Reason for the organic pellets is that all seed diets are very poor nutrition, and birds eating the organic pellets are less likely to be sick a lot. They also help hens be able to lay eggs without egg binding which usually kills them. Here is a link to article about how to change from seeds to pellets, and this takes time. Do no breeding until birds are in breeding condition, and high quality food and exercise will get them in this type of condition. Make no dietary changes before birds are examined by an Avian Vet.

Switching Birds To Pellets article

I know you just asked about toys, and I felt more information might be needed. If you have already taken care of all of this, just consider me a concerned bird person wishing you all the very best!

Linda

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