Help, I have a pair of rosa bourkes, and the male has been plucking the female around her neck. Is this a "mating courtship" thing? or do i need to seperate them? I though I read before they do that, but would love advice from the members that have/had them (KAREN!) PLEASE!!!
Yeah Buuz, that is relatively normal beaviour - mind you not all do this. If he should draw blood then remove him for sure. Sometimes they do this to show/secure dominance over the other Bourke/s. Just ensure you keep an eye on it but it shouldn't be a problem so long as she lets him be dominant.
I have a pair of Rosa Bourkes. This is the first year they have sat on eggs, I have had them for two years, I built a little box and tried some grasses in it she threw it all out, I tried wood shavings she threw it all out, I tried sawdust (not fine stuff) she threw it all out, she is now sitting on 3 eggs (two big ones and one small one), she has broken two (big ones) prior to actually sitting on these ones, the only thing is there is no nesting or bedding material in the box at all, do you think they will hatch and will it be ok with no bedding, they are kept inside where it is warm all day, and she doesn't leave the eggs for long, not sure what else to try any help would be much appreciated.