Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:04 am Post subject: moving indoor/outdoor
Hi all!..hi steps! (s'been ages!!)
just thought i'd share the latest antics for some valued feedback...
Today i moved my two , one year old kakariki's , who had both been living in their own cages indoors, to a shared avairy outside...now that the summer months are here..
following the rules of changed settings ,my two were already on the up as had already been acquainted during flight time.
all went really well this afternoon,they seemed pleased to catch the morning sun and the gentle breeze,and non stop freedom to fly...my male even spoke afew words too!
Later, a few "I like you " genstures to the male were shared..but this evening
...He seems set to dominate the entire avairy and has been chasing her frantically so she cant settle. As the sun went down i am alittle wary as to how they'll manage the night air-even tho i know they can be quite hardy..
just checked on them and the male( Milo) has dominated the best and probably only secluded corner, whilst the female(Kiki) is left to sit on a small perch against the cold elements at the front of the avairy...
Sorry for the long thread, do they stand a chance if i see this through? what shld i do next?
This is very normal..they are establishing roosting , pecking order for the best postions. This will go on for several days , and occassionaly during the day.
As time goes on they settle down, but the evening is always a but 'hectic'
One just has to watch roosing trees in the wild...the noise, birds flighing up and landing, then within minutes..silence.
Our Crimsons have been dong this for the last 4 yrs...
And a holding flight of 8 or 15 kakariki, it is the same, one sees younger birds trying to up their postions in the roosting pecking order, with several levels happening at the same time.
Are you thinking of breeding?
If so throw a nesting box (or 2) in one morning, they will pair off and share after a couple days. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Thanks for the quick reply Steptoe!
Thankfully they made night . I do have a nesting box which i know Kiki will never return from..she has had several attemps at laying,but as Milo is no doubt of age is very juvenile -he has no idea and thinks Kiki should be feeding HIM!
my hubby had suggested the box for warmth but i fear Kiki will pluck herself and catch a chill as the weather has taken a turn..Milo could also get lonely out there on his own.
I'll keep watching and try to keep things interesting for them..
I'll keep you posted if things shld change...thanks again!
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