I love the little "MBS" Hadn't heard that one before ! LOL I started out
with ONE cockatiel. I now have 19 birds !!! African Grey, Blue Front Amazon,
Sun Conure, 7 Double Yellow Head Amazons, 3 cockatiels, 2 quaker parrots, 2
rosy bourkes, 2 lutino parakeets.
On 6/16/06, LindaC in OK wrote:
> For myself it has always been for the love of the birds. I have given
> away more birds than I've ever sold. There certainly has been no overall
> profit but the little bits I did make when a baby was sold went back in to
> help buy food of all sorts.
> My aviary alone cost about $9,000 and I knew I would never recoup that
> amount. IF my blue and split to blue had cooperated I might have seen
> daylight but quakers will mate and lay eggs for production ONLY on their
> terms. I had it in my mind the breeders would enjoy the outside thus my
> design with 5 smaller flights on one side and 2 larger on the other.
> There is a/c for summer and heater for winter. Didn't know I would have
> health issues that would prevent me from continuing of course. One day my
> daughter will take the birds to her house and that will leave an empty
> spot in my heart although I can see them often.
> Anyway as Dave said get yourself 2 unrelated babys, raise them as healthy
> pets then it's okay to put them together when they are both 2 years old.
> Up until that time they are building calcium to their system and it's not
> fair to deplete that for them to make eggs. They won't stay pets even
> when not in breeding phase but you would know they are healthy. You have
> to remember there is no guarantee any 2 birds will like each other even if
> raised together.
> Birdies are all asleep for the night so time for me to get some dinner.
> It's late I know and it works for me.
> nite all,
> Oh I started out with birds in the house, then a few in an old aviary but
> just had to get more. lol MBS = Multiple Bird Syndrome is a disease I
> want you to know.