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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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why do we have to do all of this?

Well as you know, in the, wild, birds mate have a nest, lay eggs and they hatch and so on. So why when you breed domestic birds, do u have you buy all of that stuff? Like: a nesting box, extra calcium fo the eggs, seed suplements ect. Like in the wild they dont have all that extra stuff...
i asked my dad that question and him being my dad says something technical like "thats because they geneticly engineer them and they are missing all if the necesary "things" and that they dont know how to find all the the necessary suplements." So i really didnt understand him and i didnt believe what i did understand. He knows literally nothing about birds. So yeah...thanks for answering!

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You want what is best for your birds, you want good healthy babies, you want the parents to be healthy and the list can go on and on. The nest box simulates a hole in a tree usually and not everybody can get a tree in their aviaries and cages haha. Birds in the wild know exactly what they need of everything, whereas in captivity we have to try and replicate their diets and so on. The birds who are mass produced in like factory farming and stuff wouldn't get all those nice things. I'd say they just got a box with seeds and water

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Catalinadee pretty much says it all. but also in captivity if we do just seed then they don't get the proper nutrience that in the wild they would normally get. Because the bird out in the wild they have such a mass verity of things to eat and chew that they get everything they need to stay healthy and survive. The woods is there play gym and there toys are the trees and plants.

So now just think about putting your self in a cage no matter the size with nothing to do. you would get really board really quick right? Well the birds are kinda the same if they have no toys then they get board and when feeding they don't have the access to all of the food in the trees and plants so we have to provide what we can that they would get in the wild.
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In the wild birds nest during the most productive season... They time the mating so the chicks are born when the foods are nutritious and plenty full.. They sometimes eat dirt from certain areas for calcium.. And they eat food rich in calcium and minerals... Fresh seeds, grasses, fruits and veggies are growing and ripe during this time which gives a soft varied diet... One of the ways to throw a captive bird out of breeding condition is to reduce the amount of food and make sure it is not soft and easy to feed to chicks.. Birds know what is best and instinctively chose the right time and foods for breeding...ps I think your Dad had no idea so he just made up some nonsense to confuse you...lol
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lol thanks guys! i dont want to breed but i have always wondered about that question.
haha, my dad never trys to confuse me, but he thinks he has an answer for everthing even if its nonsence. he a smart man and know a lot about wild birds just not domestic!haha

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