i can see where there a many new people here with birds and not knowing some of you the sexes of your birds as yet that this topic needs to be brought up yet still another time to expose you to the seriousness of this...and placing birds together BEFORE knowing their sexes
you should always have a spare cage especially to quarantine as well as give any new keet time to mature AWAY from your others till you know for certainty their sexes.
for those of you with female birds...who may take lightly all the warnings given about females and what to do to prevent ANY STIMULATION or breeding you may want to take the time to read this link from this forum...there are some pretty graphic picutures in the first post...and this bird ...did not make it as the majority wontprevent this type of agonizing death and read please... your female depends on you and the knowledge you havehttp://www.wineintro.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/163419/1
also pay attention to a response on the second page of this thread regarding this and take a moment to read this link as well.http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww32eiv.htm
i keep stressing to those of you with females and those that dont know the sexes of their birds yet and have them caged together(separate them) that this is serious and birds should be separated as soon as possible however i do keep mentioning that even WITHOUT breeding taking place females can still lay eggs and THIS could happen with YOUR birds...
again ill say...REMOVE any stimulation...MALES...shreddie toys...mirrors...nesting type of material on bottom of cage or even any sort of "pacifier toys" or string type items that have loose ends for them to play with...
watch carefully the "gourmet" types of food you feed your females and how often you offer them.
keep a MINERAL block as cuttlebones are NOT enough...and have always on hand some liquid calcium...
next time you think of buying some toys or a play gym invest in that first as well as KWIK STOP.
and pray you NEVER have to go thru this with your females. and of course as always im wishing you and your birds a very long happy healthy relationship
"dont wait till to late...educate"