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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:37 am    Post subject: My first eggs!! (i'm new to this website)

Hi, My female kakariki laid her eggs, when she came out off the nesting box she looked wet? Or rather greasy? Just want to know if it's normal. Anyway i have 3 of her chicks in the nesting box now :D :D.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject:

Good stuff m8
If its her 1st batch dont disturb her to much.

We used to have a member here Allen around the cape somewhere, you know him?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject:

Hi

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maybe your hen took a bath in the water bowl, they do even when brooding

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:09 am    Post subject:

No, Im quite new too kakariki's. Ill just keep an eye. Cuz the male is quite disturbed by the quils at the bottom. SHould i move the male or the quils?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject:

my male killed my quail in the same circumstances keep an eye on him, it started with him bullying them first.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject:

dont move male tho as he takes on the role of feeding hen so she can feed chicks and then he will take over altogether i'd remove the quail they are obviously bothering him.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject:

Female died!! What now?? We bought handrearing mix gold? Dont think its national. ONly one chick survived through the night. Plz reply soon
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject:

Im not clear on what you are trying to describe ot what has happened.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject:

I left the watering can inside my cage. So my female probaly checked what it was and went inside. but itwas full of water. We found her the next day drowned. Only one chick survived and ive already fed him 5 times, his very healthy. The handreading guide helped alot thanks!! We named her lucy and ill post how she's getting along. She is very curious and is very loud for such a small bird!! Just wanted to know what food to use and when? duno
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:14 am    Post subject:

hi mate

how deep was the watering can? never heard before of a kakariki drowning, I have never seen such a thing happen to me, even Steptoe reports his kikes kind of scuba diving to pick stuff from the bottom of his water trays.

Good luck with the little young fella, you have a lot of hard work ahead, and yeah... they are quite funny when they are young.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject:

Hi Pablo.

The watering can is about 50cm high, and the water in it was 30cm, its not a open watering can. It has a little hole like the nesting box on top. So she might have thought it was nesting place? And went inside?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:21 pm    Post subject:

Some common sense goes a long way.
How very sad.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:44 am    Post subject:

Well to be honest....damn near every breeder I know, at some time has done something or overlooked something that in retrospec has been real dumb.

I have, I left a string tied around a large branch perch, It stayed there for I supose a couple yrs...when I saw it I alway absently though "must take that off"....then a kakariki got caught in it, wraped around its leg...I thought we would loose the leg....suprisingly it was ok...
BUT that was luck...the odds where I would not have noticed for another 2 days...

Watering cans...that a pain in the butt...
I got some 1/2" garden irrigation polyethylene hose pack and a battery water timer , and connected a 2nd tap on the outside tap.
Hose on one tap...the other the timer and the irrigation hose on the other...run out to the avaries...got a 2" slice cut out of the driveway...cut in a bit of a V so just droped back in with hose under....Then get to the lawn, a V turf, about 4" deep...and acrodd the front of the avairies
The irrigation hose pack came with some capilary tubing and connectors and some water rises and small taps.
Pluged a length of caplary in then a tap, and used the heaver rise thru the mesh about 1M off the ground pionted at the water tough ...set to put enough water to replace the voume in the trough, each day, after everyone has a shower in the morning....and when you set it, dont forget daylight savings.
The small taps one adjusts so the end tough fills the same as the 1st
Cost
irrgation pacK about $15
Tap and fitting...2nd hand shop $12
Timer about $50
Battery $7
Cut the concret couple 6 packs

OH you worry about where the water goes..damp floors worm issues etc.
Under the water tray , dig a hole for a large pot plant or bucket with holes in the bottom....Some 10mm mesh laid over it and the tray on top..the water overflows into the bucket in the ground and soaks away thru the holes.

So thats how to 'fix' the watering can issue

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 7:11 am    Post subject:

Sometimes I wonder how my birds survived my initial months as bird hobbyist
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Sometimes... it's just a close call, but some other times.... you learn the hard way.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject:

Hows the surviving chick doing?
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