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Moko
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Sleeping habits-

Hello you lot!
I have a silly question, and am asking it more out of curiosity than stupidity!
How do your birds roost overnight?
One of mine prefers to sit on a fresh branch with leaves all around, while the other prefers a 'shelf' right at the top of the cage.
Yours?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:00 am    Post subject:

Hello,

Our two indoors want to roost on top of the curtains, but we shoo them off and then, reluctantly, they go back in the cage for the night.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:26 am    Post subject:

Our female kakariki sleeps quite low to the ground while our two males get as high as they can.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject:

l have 2 males & 1 female that sleep in nesting boxes at night & my other male sleeps on the highest perch he can get 2.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject:

Aj sleeps in a nest ( still waiting for egss to hatch)
Sarah sleeps on top of the nest box
Sammi either sleeps behind the nest box Via her beak or in another box
Fred either sleeps on a perch or in an old flower pot.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject:

hi!

some of my kikes seem to enjoy hanging around the side walls rather than perching, I don't know if later into the night they still move around.

Some others sleep in the feeding trays which doesn't make me happy because they can get a night fright by predators.
I have always discouraged them of doing it but doesn't work.

Then some others roost on perches, indifferently.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:52 am    Post subject:

Hm. So it seems they are as unique as their little characters!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:26 am    Post subject:

For the last few months weve given them kakariki condos, they started out as cardboard tubes, recently we upgraded them to sawn up drain pipe. They love them and crawl right in at night out of sight.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:32 am    Post subject:

hmmm maybe it's worth trying
it probably works as some sort of shelter

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject:

I believe in the wild kakariki, when not nesting, bunch up in groups in clumps of foliage.
Also notice this in our flights, When we have a good sized flock established in the holding fights the do this...If the flock, social structure hasnt yet been established the roost more individually.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:57 pm    Post subject:

one of the cages we got for Brady came with a hamster wheel.. He immediately made it his bed. So we went and got a second one for his downstairs cage. Not only does he love sleeping in them but he thinks he's a hampster and spins it round and round.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject:

We have pet rat wheels. (same thing but we dont have hampsters in NZ) in several of our flights...introduced after a post on toys many years back.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject:

Our original cardboard 'condos' got chewed away so we upgraded to plastic drain pipe, the 7 birds in this aviary all choose to sleep in the pipes, often one per pipe but sometimes three in a pipe, one at each end and one in the middle! As you can see, some choose to climb right in and some choose to be half-in. This is a family group, two adults and the rest are 6mths to 1 yr old offspring (and one completely unrelated male).







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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject:

will have to implement those "condos"
these feathered fellas can be fun sometimes

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:55 pm    Post subject:

I like that...cool idea.
What size pipe is that?
Im sure I have a very long lendth of about 100 mm laying around somewhere.
Gess what I will be doing in the near future thumb

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