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beaker
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:14 am    Post subject: babies in the nest

hi guys how is everyone ive posted a few things and had no reply bit worried about you all. GUESS WHAT SHES HAD 4 BABIES AND IM REALLY CHUFFED 4 hatched out of the 9 and weve named them all SPIKE, MILLY,BUCKWEET,AND SPANKY they are getting big now just starting to open there eyes but im a bit unsure about the nest am i supposed to clean it out because its a bit dirty and should i keep picking them up to make them tamer when growing upalso how much do hand reared kikes sell for in GBP i told my girlfriend oooh yes we will sell them when there old enough but there so cute i want to keep them signlol signlol signlol Laughing Laughing Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:25 am    Post subject:

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Ive posted a few things and had no reply bit worried about you all

Just been quickly thru your posts..seems most have been answered.

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am i supposed to clean it out because its a bit dirty

No, when she has finished and birds are out of the nest.

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should i keep picking them up to make them tamer

I mentioned in a post that in our experience handling aviary breed parent raised Kakariki chicks, those that get minimal handing seem to be far tamer once weaned...unlike many parrots, kakariki have no aversion to man, even in the wild it takes very little to get them to come down.
Kakariki do not need hand raising to tame as pets
There are several detailed threads on this.

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how much do hand reared kikes sell for in GBP

I have know idea of prices outside NZ. I do know prices vary greatly and depend on mutations breeding.
It is a misconception that "there is easy money in Parrots"
Forget it..unless u have the land, the capital to build aviaries, capital to replace and vary blood lines, time to prepare regular good feeding, cleaning, maintenance, daily and weekly. Prepared for sudden expensive loses, and vet fees, DNA/dease testing costs.
We are simple hobbyists, have a 1600 sq m section, at the moment 3 aviaries (10 flights) built ourselves about $3500 to 4000 NZ plus equipment, spend about 3 hrs a week cleaning, feeding/checking 2x times a day,(3/4 hr), preparing fresh fruit veggies every 2 days (about 1 hr)
Our returns would not cover costs let alone recover capital costs or make a profit. It is no more than a rewarding hobby, and great sense of achievement, along side our others like gardens, roses, restoration of old cars, and hot rodding...some of these to entail large capital expense, lot of time and no profit.

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unclechicken
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:19 am    Post subject:

I have a friend that breeds kikes and takes them to a bird auction.

Males usually go for around 20 to 25

Females around 25 to 30.
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Noemi
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:03 pm    Post subject: Price

Prices in shops in Spain in 2009 is about 120 but kakariki babies 50-70 from private person.


In other countries?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:24 pm    Post subject:

120 Euro is about $NZ 265

There is a currency converter to the left under the clock

In NZ it is illegal to sell native species....but the general rule of thumb about $NZ 40

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Noemi
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: WoW

Is very cheap!!!!!!!
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Stumbler
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject:

Good to hear of your success with the chicks Beaker. Well done.
Don't worry how messy the nestbox is, as Steps says wait till they have left. Applause

Here in NZ Kakariki aren't worth much and I have probably given away over 100 birds, occassionally ask for $20 gas money if there's a big drive involved to get them somewhere.
Often just grateful to find a home for them as legally we have to "dispose" of them if they can't be placed anywhere.

I've found the best hobbies are those that don't "pay" and the rewards are often gained from overcoming the trials and tribulations of accomplishing something regardless of costs, time, sad losses etc.
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