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Re: Combine in aviary cage?

Posted by Lyn on 6/09/05
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    On 6/08/05, Rowena wrote:
    > On 6/07/05, Lyn wrote:
    >> On 6/07/05, Robin P. wrote:
    >>> On 6/07/05, Rowena wrote:
    >>>> Does anyone know if you can house gouldians and societies
    >>>> in the same aviary-type cage? or do I need to separate the
    >>>> two types?
    >>>> Thanks Rowena
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Depends on how big the cage is,of course,I always kept
    >>> Gouldians and Societies together,because the Societies would
    >>> take care of the babies when the Gouldians would not.They
    >> are
    >>> usually fantastic foster parents.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I have two female gouldians that are mean. One is the mother
    >> the other is the daughter. They are each in four foot cages
    >> with a partner. The mother plucks her partners feathers out
    >> of his head. The daughter bit off her brothers toe. None of
    >> my other gouldians are like this. You can go to this sight
    >> and look at species showcase at the top. It will show you
    >> what birds are compatible with others. Normally gouldians
    >> should be ok with sociaties. The gouldians will be the boss.
    >> Make sure you have plenty of different feeders and water so
    >> the societies do get to eat and drink.
    >>
    >> http://www.finches.org/
    >>
    >> Good Luck,
    >>
    >> Lyn
    >
    > Thanks everyone. I will definitely check out that website Lyn.
    > The flight cage is quite large. 4'x3'5'. Now if I do need to
    > foster the gouldian chicks, will the societies do it on their
    own
    > or will I need to nestbox them separately with the chicks?
    > Thanks again
    > Rowena

    I have mine separate. It works out better that way. I don't
    think that the socieites will just go and take over the gouldian's
    nestbox. There are alot of good sites on the net to read about
    using societies as foster parents. Just type that in search and
    go. There is a whole lot to it than just taking eggs out of one
    nest and putting them into another. My societies have to get us
    to the nest and I put artificial eggs in gradually.

    Lyn