Re: Breeding Poicephalus
Posted by Lance on 1/23/06
Thanks for posting a response! It is very much appreciated.
Right now I have Senegals and Meyers and would like to add
some Jardines in the future. I have had all the birds DNA'd
after having purchased 3 females and ending up with 2 females
and a male. Only the Meyers pair was supposedly proven when I
bought them. I bought them because when I saw them they were
both very large, very colorful birds. They all have boot nst
boxes and get a varied diet of pellets, seed, soak and cook,
veggies, fruits, etc. What size cages do you have your birds
in? The 2 Senegal pairs can visually see each other and I am
trying to determine if placing one pair above the other would
be better. Also do you have yours near other birds?? I have
some pairs of Green cheeks and Lovebirds in the same area as
the Poicephalus. Thanks again.
> It's true that the general school of thought is that
> Poicephalus do better when out of sight of each other but
> hear each other.
> There are exceptions to this rule.
> I don't know what species you have, but my Senegals, Lesser
> Jardines and Red Bellied can all see each other from across
> the room. I do put visual barriers on the sides of the
> should there be pairs that have cages that are next to each
> I've not had problems with this set up as far as breeding
> As far as nest boxes are concerned, I've found that the boot-
> style box or apartment box works very well.
> You mentioned that you purchased some pairs. I don't know
> from whom you bought them, but I would tell you this...if
> they didn't come with DNA papers or surgical sexing tattoos,
> have them DNA'd. Since no Poicephalus is visually
> a lot of time can be saved if you were sold same-gender
> It can prevent frustration and time lost if it happened to
> Good luck with your birds. By the way, what do you have?
> Michael L