Welcome to Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Diet, Health, Aviaries and Conservation!
Ask Questions, Find Answers and DiscussionsKakariki Member Pics, Mutation/Species IdentificationInformation on Permits, Research Papers etcLinks to Other Sites and InformationYour A/C Details, Messages

     GT Modules
· Home
· Forums
· Email Webmaster
Email Webmaster for any problems with Registering, the site and General Enquires
·Link to Us, Details
Set to your default home page· Set Home page


       QuickSearch
Search Forums
for key Words
Advanced Search
 Search  Words

     NZ Conservation Projects


DoC / NZ Conservation Sites


Kiwi House and Native Bird Park
The National Wildlife Centre
Karori Wildlife Sanctuary Wellington, NZ
ZEALANDIA: The Karori Sanctuary Experience
MOTUIHE PROJECT


Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Diet, Health, Aviaries and Conservation: Forums

Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Ecology, and Conservation :: View topic - My Boy hates the Girls
 Forum FAQForum FAQ    SearchSearch     Log inLog in/Register  

My Boy hates the Girls

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Ecology, and Conservation Forum Index -> Kakariki Breeding in Captivity
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Karen
Snr Member
Snr Member


Joined: Nov 12, 2005
Posts: 221

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject: My Boy hates the Girls

I have a male in with 2 females (so he could choose) but he hates both of them & is always scaring them away & sometimes pulls some of their feathers out if they weren't quick enough to get out of the way.
I have 5 nesting boxes in the aviary so there is plenty to choose from. The girls haven't (that I've seen) made any overt signs to him that they are interested.

I had a 2nd male in there but took him out a week ago. At that time all 4 birds were afraid of each other Rolling Eyes

I've got no idea what to do! What am I doing wrong? duno
Back to top
Kaka-riki
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: May 30, 2005
Posts: 363

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:16 am    Post subject:

Karen,
There is a Golden rule to pairing Kakariki. That is, ALWAYS place the hen in the aviary first and NEVER place new pairs in an aviary with nest boxes. The nest boxes should only be put in once the pair have settled down and the cock bird has lost any aggression he may have had toward the hen.

We actually use small budgie breeding cages (without the box) to let unruly birds get to know each other before they are put into an aviary. Cock birds can be territiorial by nature and the best way to curb that in these birds is reduce the amount of space they have to work in. Since introducing this method into our aviaries we have had no problems in pairing birds,
Back to top
Karen
Snr Member
Snr Member


Joined: Nov 12, 2005
Posts: 221

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:52 pm    Post subject:

Thanks for that, first thing tomorrow I will remove them & place into a smaller cage.

I had a laugh today, the male kiki decided he wanted a female budgie to move so he showed aggression towards her. She bashed him off the box onto the floor & now he is afraid of her! Laughing
Back to top
Karen
Snr Member
Snr Member


Joined: Nov 12, 2005
Posts: 221

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:24 pm    Post subject:

Well I moved the 2 I want to bond into a smaller non breeding cage on riday & I have to say they have both been miserable & have kept on either side of the cage away from each other!

Will they eventually bond? I am worried that they'll never like each other!
Back to top
Kaka-riki
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: May 30, 2005
Posts: 363

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:59 pm    Post subject:

Karen,
There is a saying that should be applied to all aspects of breeding Kakariki. That saying is "Rome wasn't built in a day". Patience is the only way to continued success. I wish I had a dollar for every phone call I get where the breeder is annoyed that their birds haven't bred. The usual answer to my first question is "well they have been together for at least 2 days. Not sure if I am old fashioned but I do believe even birds deserve some time to get to know each other.

If after 2-3 weeks nothing has changed then move the 2 birds to a new location. Keep them togther and see if that sparks something between them. We spent nearly 6 months encouraging a particular pair that we needed to further our breeding program to get along and after trying many different ideas they are now feeding their 3rd clutch. Patience really will pay off.
Back to top
Karen
Snr Member
Snr Member


Joined: Nov 12, 2005
Posts: 221

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:24 am    Post subject:

ahh okay patience! Grant me patience Lord but Hurry!

signlol! They have known each other for over 3 months but this is the first time they have been alone.
Originally my boy (cin. red) bonded with a yellow crown which of course I didn't want (I had removed his sister). wall

I just want them to be happy!

Going to a bird show next Sunday so maybe I can get someone who will please him (if patience wanes).
Seriously, I just want more Kakariki's!! I am so in love with these guys!!!
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Ecology, and Conservation Forum Index -> Kakariki Breeding in Captivity All times are GMT + 13 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Copy Paste Text Here to Translate
Select Language and Translate

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by PHPBulletinBoard © 2001-2008 phpBulletinBoard Group
PHPBulletinBoard port based on Tom Nitzschner's PHPBulletinBoard upgraded to PHPBulletinBoard 2.0.7
Standalone Developed Tested by: ChatServ, mikem,
and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

by Nuke Cops 2004




All Logos and Trademarks in this site are Property of their Respective Owners.
Statements and Views Expressed on this web site Represent the Opinions of the Authors.
Neither this Site or the Publishers of this Site Assume Any Liability for the Information Contained Herein.
ANY CONTENT from this Site can only be DISTRIBUTED/PUBLISHED/USED ELSEWHERE with PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION
ALL COMMENTS/PICTURES/CONTENT are the PROPERTY of the CONTRIBUTORS and 2004/2015 by WWW.KAKARIKI.NET

Web site engine's code is Copyright © 2003 by NukePortal. All Rights Reserved. NukePortal is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
Page Generation: 0.430 Seconds