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Who here breeds birds, and if you do, what do you breed? Just out of general curiosity. I wanna know your experiences etc :)
 

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That's awesome :) good luck with that! Piplup hehe. Pokemon ;)
 

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I breed budgies I've bred finches and cockatiels also and tries lovebirds but no luck due to they are both females. :)
 

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well that sucks about the lovebirds but cool for the rest :)
 

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I've bred and co-parented Cockatiels when I was younger (Moose is one of my babies :) ) but I haven't bred birds since. Hand raised tons of birds, but not bred. I do plan on breeding my linnies, but I suspect Loki may really be female since he's been with 2 sexually mature females (DNA tested) and they've gone through the motions but I've never gotten eggs and Loki has never been DNA tested.
 

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Ah breeding linnies would be great Jenny! I used to breed 'tiels. They're lovely. I never new Moose was one of your own :) that's really cool! I love keeping birds I've already raised
 

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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.
 

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Breeding has its ups and downs Kate. But it is an amazing thing to do!
 

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I breed budgies :biggrin5:

Started when I was 11, stopped then started again in the spring of 2010, since then I've had five successful clutches with 24 chicks out them 15 of which I kept. No more breeding for me 'till the weather warms up ;)
 

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That's awesome! The feeling of success when you breed birds is amazing!
 

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I tried breeding my diamond doves, they had one egg but I found it cracked out of the nest when it was almost ready to be candled :(
Then my male died before I could try again..
 

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Awh bummer :( our diamond doves wouldn't stop laying according to the guy we got them off, they're already in the nest ahaha
 

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Ah breeding linnies would be great Jenny! I used to breed 'tiels. They're lovely. I never new Moose was one of your own :) that's really cool! I love keeping birds I've already raised
Yeah, I had a white faced male named Coco and a partial Albino female named Peekaboo (she had one brown eye, one red eye :eek:) and we let them have 3 clutches. We found good homes for all the babies, and Moose was the largest baby in the first clutch. Over a year ago now, the people we gave him to happened to come in to the shop I worked at and said they needed to find him a home and I all but demanded he come home with me that day :giggle: The girl's parents had divorced and didn't care about the bird, so his cage was REALLY nasty, he had grit to eat, and only had millet to eat :smash: He has a new, smaller cage which he loves and is doing really well :thumbsup: I love my Moose!
 

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That's great Jenny! At least you know he'll be getting better care :biggrin5:
And about the parent birds with the cool eyes! That's awesome!
 
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Apparently, once diamond doves start, they don't stop! :eek:

Aw, I'm glad Moose is with you now Jenny. He is so adorable!
 
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I have bred cockatiels since 1994, and in 2007 started breeding mousebirds. With each type of bird I learned to watch them so that they can teach me their needs for them to be successful breeding. Over the years they have taught me alot, and I pass their knowledge on when needed.
 

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Same her Susanne. The more hands on work you do the more you can learn and the more you can pass on.

And Beth I've been told the same. Ours wont stop hehe :lol: I hope we get some babies!
 

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I want to breed birds eventually. I've tried, but haven't succeeded yet. (With budgies, if you're curious.)
 

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All you successful breeders out there, be thankful you've been given the chance to breed :D
 
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