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RE: this is thier home

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Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Mon Sep 14 00:00:02 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

Well this is going to be a hard one to answer. I always like to say have the most space possible and also with nest boxes in there the parents or other adult birds can get aggressive with the youngsters after a while. A lot will depend on their own family dynamics.

First I can't really tell the measurements but let me ask this. If a perch was situated straight across the cage how many keets could comfortably sit on it with their wings fully extended? Not touching, not just sitting normally but with wings extended. Whatever number you say would be the absolute MAXIMUM in that cage although I would actually say a couple less than that would be better. Does that help? Seeing the cage you have I believe it is like one we have a couple of tiels in. It has comfortably housed four tiels with no problems so I don't know maybe 6-7 budgies?? If all of yours hatch out I would definitely say you need to start finding homes for at least part of them as soon as they are fully weaned but keeping a couple or even keeping some for a while shouldn't be a problem. If nest boxes are removed I would be more comfortable with more birds in the cage then when the nest boxes are in. If the five you have do well but no others hatch then they should be fine in the cage for a while at least so not necessarily a big hurry to find homes but I would still at least start "looking" around after they are weaned

It sounds like you are doing really well with good foods adding in veggies or greens etc.

I will have to go back and look again though do you have a lot of perches both at same levels and at varying levels and of different diameters and possibly even of different design (maybe rope perch, natural branch perch, etc)

I did notice you do have a lot of toys but I would suggest trying to add a bit of variety such as maybe wood (popsicle stick or other) toys, shreddable toys etc instead of all plastic. Many birds won't touch them at first but it does help their development and even keep their beaks shaped to have wood and shreddable toys. Our keets love popsicle sticks and smaller balsa wood toys, they like vine balls and mini pinata type toys, fleece toys, and other shredder toys.

It does look like you are doing very well with your setup so no complaints just few suggestions


   

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