Kiri and Kenny are playing 'horsies' again, and the second batch of little ones aren't out of the nest box yet
I'm determined not to let them have any more chicks for at least a year, as I don't want Kiri doing herself a mischief.
So far the best that I've managed to come up with is to rotate the 'luurrvve perch' (they always seem to play horsies in the same spot ) as Kenny can't seem to get his balance anywhere else - NOT happy birdies (hehe!), but I think they may be working on a way round that little trap .
Any other suggestions to stop the Kak love fest would be very much appreciated.
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Well, I have heard that they will breed non stop for 3 years (in the wild) & the only time they stop is after the 3 years when they retire or for health reasons. Have you tried the kakariki forum? Link in links section.
what karen says is right, they will naturally try to breed continuously for the first 3 years and then retire. We found the only way to "insist" on a breeding break while there were still babies in the nest was just to remove any eggs she lays and then when the babies are weened remove the nest box completely. You will still get the occassional egg in the bottom of the cage that will need taking out but apart from that they will be happy enough with just the "practicing"