Re: Patagonian Conures
Posted by Denise on 7/19/10
I think what you've described is the best idea I've ever
heard! They naturally tunnel into the sides of riverbeds,
so you've just given them the closed to their natural
For my pattys, I used a rectangular box with a baffle inside
that they had to go around to get into the "dark" side of
the nestbox. The dimensions were about 9" high by 12" wide
by 30" long if I remember correctly. The baffle was placed
a little closer to the front entrance, say maybe 1/3 of the
way, leaving a very dark roomy "enclosed" area. They laid
eggs, but were never fertile.
I wish you luck, because the babies are awesome!