On 6/12/10, Elke wrote:
> I would like to get into breeding Softbills,how hard is
> it,is it true that you have to feed the Babys every two
> hours around the Clock,some say you just do not have a
> life anymore if you breed softbills,than how is it that
> there is so many people out there breeding them,i just
> want to make sure this is something for me,thank you so
Elke, most softbills are not usually hand-fed birds as a rule.
There are exceptions, but you do not say what species in
particular you are interested in breeding.
Breeding ANY type of bird, or animal for that matter,
requires a lot of dedication and determination and will
consume much of your time if you do it properly.
If you are looking for a project that is going to make you
lots of money, breeding birds probably isn't for you. When
you factor in the time spent working with them, supplies,
food, caging, veterinary care, etc. the expenses far
outweigh the profits. You have to do it because you love it
and want to improve the characteristics of the species you
IF you choose to hand feed, then you are a 'slave' to your
birds when it comes to time. Again, doing it properly
requires much desiccation and the birds need to come first
before you social life. Many things can and will go wrong
and you have to be willing to deal with them.
Good luck in whatever you decide and think about what you
want to do. It might help if you find a more active softbill
board, possibly at another site as this board isn't
frequented that often.