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Posted 11th December 2010, 02:35 PM
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mating call


its that time again...pairing our breeders



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Posted 11th December 2010, 03:56 PM
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Beautiful birds Love the first picture!
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Posted 11th December 2010, 04:38 PM
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Beautiful birds Love the first picture!
Yeah, she is winking at her mate!
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Posted 11th December 2010, 04:52 PM
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Talking

Noo, she's not winking! He poked her with the twigs... But I change the pairing instead I breed them with thier son & daughter...
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Why grass?
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Posted 11th December 2010, 05:28 PM
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Ohh, thiers was nothing availalbe at that time and just to get them motavited to mate.......plus I already put mats on thier nest bowl,
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Ohh, thiers was nothing availalbe at that time and just to get them motavited to mate.......plus I already put mats on thier nest bowl,
I will buy a bale of straw. They love playing with it.
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I will buy a bale of straw. They love playing with it.
do you ever have problems with mites or anything getting inside the straw? I have heard horror stories...just wondering?
I use pine needles from the neighbor across the street
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do you ever have problems with mites or anything getting inside the straw? I have heard horror stories...just wondering?
I use pine needles from the neighbor across the street
I haven't noticed any problem. They do not get it year round, and I spray the inside and outside of the loft with Sevin on a regular basis.
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do you ever have problems with mites or anything getting inside the straw? I have heard horror stories...just wondering?
I use pine needles from the neighbor across the street
You can get mites in straw, as it is hollow and can harbor insects, but I use it, and thank God, haven't had problems yet. I do dust or spray the nest boxes when I clean them out, just in case. I also buy the Timothy Hay at a pet store near here, in a bag. That's good too, only of course, more costly. You have to buy the bags with the long pieces in it. I can't find the long pine needles around here, or I would use those too. Some of mine like the tobacco stems, but most prefer the straw or Timothy hay.
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I will buy a bale of straw. They love playing with it.
U be surprise how crafty this birds are!! And sometimes you can even hand them the straw piece by piece they will take it rigth off your hand and into the nest..Make sure you have a camera rolling for priceless shot..
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U be surprise how crafty this birds are!! And sometimes you can even hand them the straw piece by piece they will take it rigth off your hand and into the nest..Make sure you have a camera rolling for priceless shot..
I do that with mine. I hold it out to them, and they will take it. Sometimes though, they look at it and go get a different piece. Like they're thinking "What? Can't you do better than that?" They're so cute. Some of them will try to steal it from anothers nest box. Too much. LOL.
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I think they are done with the mating call and they are about to do the "deed." Unless obviously they already did that and are now making nests.
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Posted 11th December 2010, 08:44 PM
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Some sevins dust in the bottom of your nest bowls also helps to keep the mites at bay , thou this time of year mites shouldnt be as much of a problem as in the summer time . Great pictures by the way you have some great looking pairs there .
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