Hey im new on here so i thought id say hello to everyone!
I have two kakarikis!
I bought a little hen called Polly who was wild but with the help of food i have her quite tame now. She started laying and has laid 7 eggs. We then decided to buy a friend for her so we bought a yellow male. Buddy.He was being picked on by other birds so im glad i got him!
I will try and put pictures up if i can figure out how to!
I kept them beside each other for a few days and then put them together and there getting on well except the odd time they fall out over food even tho there is two dishes!
There has been no sign of any eggs since but fingers crossed!
I was looking at boxes today but im not sure wat size to get i seen one for a cockateil which looked pretty big but im not sure so if someone could help thanks!
I was also wondering if the box is ok on the bottom of the cage r where i have a tall cage which my birds have plently of room to climb about in but im not sure about breeding in it!
I also breed budgies i had a a good 2007 bringing out 7 budgies n my hen only started laying in August so im hoping the kakarikis wont b mch differnet in terms of looking after and feeding.
chat to yous soon!X!
Ps I cant figuire out how to put pics up so if someone could tell me thanx lol!
A tiel box is big enough, as for having it on the floor im sure it would not make any difference. I had mine halfway in the cage. Kaks like the roof of the cage anyway to climb, as you may have found out I'll confess, as my lot were born in a cardboard box ive only bred my Kaks the once, but they looked after themselves mostly. I fed the adults extra egg food/chick food mix when they were sitting on the eggs and all the way through.
I did have to take the chicks away a little early, as the adults were getting rough with them.
the egg food that the budgies eat will do them fine
i used to put the breeding box on the bottom of the cage, simple reason being that the babies are VERY playfull as soon as they can get about and start to climb, if they accidently fall out the box at least it wont be so far to fall. on our first clutch the box was hung in the top corner of the cage and one of the babies did manage to climb out, luckily he was ok but we sat the box on the floor for all the other times just in case. a teil box is plenty big enough for them, my breeding pair took a liking to a small empty flower pot that was on my windowsil - i moved it!! lol