Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Outer Sydney Australia
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I breed my birds, when the weather is conducive for breeding. Weird weather conditions tend to throw them out of kilter. I bred 2 baby Galah's this year. I was hoping the other 2 pair would lay but the didn't even though they gave some signs. But they had not long been moved into the larger aviary together, so maybe next year. I hand raised the 2 babies. I did not have much success this year with my Princess Parrots. All eggs got smashed from 2 clutches due to heave thunder storms. And the Lorikeets did not successfully hatch any eggs yet. But they can breed all year so there is always later when the weather stabilizers more.
The Alexandrines are still too young and I am still unsure if Alex is a male or female. We think she is a female as she certainly acts like one. My breeding age pair of Sulphur Crested's have not bred yet but they are only just around breeding age so there is still time for them later this year. They also have not long been moved into an aviary, they went into one of the aviaries that some of the Galah's were in.
I have been breeding for years, albeit not always successfully as the weather plays a big part in breeding success over here and the Drought that we have been going through has affected them really badly. When it is too dry the birds either don't breed or the eggs fail to hatch. Part of the joys of living in Australia and breeding birds.