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Where should i put the nestbox? #249737 01/30/08 02:14 AM
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On the ground or should it hang?


Re: Where should i put the nestbox? [Re: Fernandez&Lopez] #249831 01/30/08 03:59 AM
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It should hang. Drill little holes into the sides of the box and secure it with nails/screws to the cage. Do not put it on the ground. The babies shouldn't be in any danger of falling, but put PLENTY of perches on the outside of the nesting box so when the baby keets first come out, they won't fall. Oh, and you probably know this, but open a door to the cage and fit the nesting box inside of it securely. Good luck!

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Re: Where should i put the nestbox? [Re: Stephen] #249839 01/30/08 04:07 AM
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is it ok if its on a high chair, and the hole (2 inch X 2 inch) is connected to a little sidedoor, and they have NO chance of escaping?

theres a perch about 2 cm away frmo the hole that hte babies can get to, and how do i get the female to notice it, cause shes pretty scared of it


Re: Where should i put the nestbox? [Re: Fernandez&Lopez] #249850 01/30/08 04:16 AM
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As long as the high chair is secureeeee you should be fine. A little sidedoor will serve the same purpose as a door, yes. smile
Well, if your female is not interested in it, then that's a good sign - it's a sign she doesn't want to breed yet. If/when she wants to start a family, she will find the nesting box and claim it as her own. I would recomend putting atleast one more perch near the box - A wire "front porch" which you can buy fom the petstore should work well too.


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Re: Where should i put the nestbox? [Re: Fernandez&Lopez] #249856 01/30/08 04:17 AM
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well is the hole of the n nest box bigger than the hole of the cage?


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Re: Where should i put the nestbox? [Re: Stephen] #249857 01/30/08 04:18 AM
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ok, well the female(fernandez) and male(loepz) had bojangles togheter,, so i sorta think shes interested, but she doesn't seem to like the nestbox (scared of it) this is their first day with the nest box, and they attempted bojangles yesterday

some symptoms are lopez coming in to defend fernandez

fernandez killing the cuttlebone ( 2 in 1 week, we had to rush to the store to be another 4 today)

fernandez white cere

lopez blue cere

fernandez tryed to rip this toy made out of string, (its a rope swing), and it looked like she was tring to build a nest out of the string

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Re: Where should i put the nestbox? [Re: Fernandez&Lopez] #249860 01/30/08 04:20 AM
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no noel, it isnt, but there is a wall and that wall is touching the wall of the cage, so they cant get out,


Re: Where should i put the nestbox? [Re: Fernandez&Lopez] #249869 01/30/08 04:23 AM
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we didnt want them to mate, but if there going to lay eggs my mom doesnt want to through away fertile eggs


Re: Where should i put the nestbox? [Re: Fernandez&Lopez] #249873 01/30/08 04:25 AM
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It does not sound as if she is in breeding mode yet. Her cere will be brown and crusty. From what I hear, any combination of birds will try to mate (female/female, male/male, or male/female). They may be practicing and then once she goes into her breeding mode, they will know what to do....I think they are sexually mature after a year old....they might still be a tad too young.


Re: Where should i put the nestbox? [Re: OC Mommy] #249876 01/30/08 04:29 AM
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We have had lopez and fernandez for 7 monthes, and we got them and they had a full stripes on there head (all the way down to the cere) and the person who managed the parakeets at petco said they were 1 - 2 monthes

so they should be 8 - 9 monthes old


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