That what I thought about the 2 females, but then before Sid came to live with us Kiwi had laid 13 eggs all over her cage so it's possible it could just be Kiwi laying. The first egg is due to hatch next week, they are all still pink and look healthy so I'll just have to wait and see lol
If they were mounting each other then they could both have been trying to "coax" the other to breed. My budgie lays an egg 1-2 days after she begs for a back rub (mating position). Fertile eggs are opaque. I'll still keep my fingers crossed and hope some hatch for you.
Im far from a specialist is bird keepin/breeding,Are both your kaks the same size.Reason i ask is we have had 2 females now and there is a noticably difference in size to our male,maybe im wrong its just a thought
Sid is larger than Kiwi though he's so scruffy from being hen-pecked it's hard to tell how much larger
Bad news though I'm afraid, got a good look at Sid last Wednesday and he'd been plucking his feathers out to line the nest - I candled the eggs because I didn't want him plucking any more and they were all infertile. Have taken the nest box and eggs away from them now, they were only bothered about it for an hour and then ate till they couldn't move, and have been happily scoffing and playing since, Sid has stopped plucking too
aww sorry to hear this, but best have happy and healthy birdies.
Kiwi do you want to breed your Kaks?, i have a male Kak that is getting bullied a bit , and im thinking he may be better off else where. If you have got two females? just a thought. Anyway if your interested let me know.
Yeah definately got to put the birds interests first, thats why I candled the eggs, there was no point putting either of them through all that with no babies for them at the end, they need to build their strength up but they are very happy
I will have a word with the other half about having your male scully - he was more disappointed than me that there weren't going to be any chicks lol If Sid is a female I wouldn't put him through having chicks but Kiwi has proved to be very motherly and although she got lean she really glowed, she got so lean though because she was feeding Sid alot so if she had a male to feed her she'd do fantastically
Well hes a pretty boy, where he was pecked a bit, (and the bully is my female Sugar) its all growing back. If hes gonna get beaten up every breeding season, it wont be much of a life for him. Hes pretty big, and quite a quiet natured, but not friendly, as ive never done any taming at all with him.
I still think hes a boy, but ive never been totally sure to be honest. Perhaps i should put his pic up on the Kak forum, see if an expert will tell me. No use you having another girl, so perhaps we should have another opinion ;D
I'm moving to Southampton in the next 6 months and I will have sooooo much more room If you could ask the Kak experts for some help sexing Nell/Sly that would be great. If you could wait till I've moved to Southampton then I'll have him/her regardless
Kiwi is the sweetest little bird I've ever known and is desperate to get on with all my birds, I'm sure they'd get on great
Ive popped him on the Kak forum, see what they say. Good luck with the move, 6 months seems along time. Tell you what we will see how things go in the avairy. Things have calmed down at the mo, and maybe will for a while yet, Im in no hurry. If it keeps happening, i can take him/her (Mel) indoors, untill you are ready.
Ive just checked my post, first answer was a she! Have you only got Kiwi now?
No we've still got the lovely Sid, when we move I'll be putting them into an aviary so if Mel is a boy then it would probably be Kiwi he'd pair up with. Sid is as gentle as Kiwi, there's never been a bad chirp said between them
Mel's so striking I tried to convince Dave that we have room for him now, but alas I had to face the fact that we don't at the moment, didn't stop me trying to talk him round for a couple of hours last night