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Breeding in Ken's Aviary

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There a lot of parrot bonking going on in Kens aviary. He has birds in nests and some starting out. I think there is 3 to 4 Princess Parrots on eggs.....some to the one cock bird. There is canaries on eggs, there is gouldians on eggs and there is four new gouldian babies.

Things are so busy in there that Ken had to make some more nestboxes, as parrots he didnt think would breed right now have.

Todays surprise was the hatching of two princess parrot babies with another four fertile eggs in that nestbox. More to come. Mum is a green hen and Dad is blue.

Some of the Princess Parrots I hand raised are now parents themselves.

Will try and get some photos over the next couple of days.

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Gezz,

 

Ken's going to be busy now :question:

 

Can't wait to see the babies, I've only seen Teil, Budgies and a conjure

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Spring is in the air :bliss:

 

I hope he gets lots of healthy bubs. I look forward to seeing their progress :question:

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Wow how exciting! It only seems like yesterday you were hand rearing those princess parrots and theyre having babies themselves already! :hug:

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Wow how exciting! It only seems like yesterday you were hand rearing those princess parrots and theyre having babies themselves already! :laughter:

Yeah ...... we thought next year, but they surprised us. :hug:

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A couple of photos....

The gouldian finch babies DSCF3547.jpg

 

and the princess parrot babies

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I forgot baby finches have thoes blue glow dots on their beaks to guide their parents. - so ugly its cute :laughter:

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Mixed feelings from me... The princess parrots are so cute... but the finches... ewwwww!!! haha sorry!

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Lets face it baby birds aint really the cutest critters are they until they atleast start to get some pin feathers. They look like they'll be beauties though, look at all that food!!!

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You know I was looking forward to updates on Ken's aviaries, thank you. I though baby budgies where ugly but those finch babies oh my .... :mellow:

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You know I was looking forward to updates on Ken's aviaries, thank you. I though baby budgies where ugly but those finch babies oh my .... :mellow:

The funniest thing about finch babies is when you look in the nest...all their heads pop up and they wave their head around in a circular motion side to side motion, like they are on springs....just waiting for someone to fill the wide open GOB :rofl: Looks hilarious

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Dont reckon they need bright blue dots to guide the parents to their mouth- how could they miss? :rofl:

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Three princess chicks today. All crops full. Not bad for a first time Mum. Keeping fingers crossed. She herself was a handraised baby due to parental neglect.

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OMG! Those finches ... :blink::

For such small birds they sure do have Big, BIG, BIG Mouths ....

 

I have never seen other birds in the nest, thanks for the pics Kaz :laughter:

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OMG! Those finches ... :P:

For such small birds they sure do have Big, BIG, BIG Mouths ....

 

I have never seen other birds in the nest, thanks for the pics Kaz :D

Here's three chicks today DSCF3689.jpg

 

and here...for you Neat...... as talking about large open mouths in birds....is some canary chicks ( last years )

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Awwww the canaries are adorable ---- "feed me!! No, feed ME... NO, FEED ME!!!! :P:D

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The princess babies are so cute!!! Our's are flirting, and the hen is begging her man to feed her, so fingers crossed we might have some luck this year too :D

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The princess babies are so cute!!! Our's are flirting, and the hen is begging her man to feed her, so fingers crossed we might have some luck this year too :D

Sounds good...should be long then. Maybe another week and eggs for you too :D

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Another princess baby in the same nest...makes four chicks. Two eggs to go. :happy-dancing:

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WOOOO! yay :happy-dancing:

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We have a disabled Princess hen in the aviary. One of the ones I handraised. She had an accident in the aviary once and got caught up on something Ken shouldnt have left in there. As a result she lost most of her toes on one foot. So she also wants to have a family but is having issues using the normal nestboxes. She is another one of our blue princess boy, SMOKEY's harem of three hens. She tried to lay an egg on the ground, as she couldnt cope with normal nestboxes, so today with some scrap wood I made her her own palace.

Here is TOE_CUTTERS palace..........( temporarily sitting waiting for my husband to help me hang it when he gets home. )

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There is a platform instead of a perch for her to land on. She can just walk in and there she has a "lobby area" ....if she turns left she has a little step to hop over into the nesting area. The nesting area is accessible to us via a hinged hatch lid. I think it will work out...we just have to hope she likes it. Her beau SMOKEY has already checked it out. DSCF3770.jpg

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It looks great. We did a similar thing for our Regent hen who has feet problems. We turned the box on it's side and put it on a ledge far enough back that she would be able to sit on the ledge in front of the box but it also still has the perch, so the cock likes to sit on that.

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This one has a lobby area inside so the cock can go in while she's nesting but not be in the actual nesting area with her :happy-dancing:

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Great job Kaz... why should she miss out!!! I hope she loves it... :happy-dancing:

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What a great Idea . It Looks awesome.

 

Lets hope that the others don't see it and want a Lobby of their own too ... :D

You will have to make House Extensions on the other boxes ... :what:

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