Re: Cordon blue questions
Posted by Tiff on 5/27/04
On 5/26/04, Molly Rice wrote:
Hi Molly, what kinda nest do you have yours in? And have you had
any eggs with them yet? This is interesting because i thought i
read they where perch sleeping birds but i guess i confused that
point. I got them one of those cheep woven wicker enclosed nests
once and they were afraid of it they wouldn't go in and i
noticed once when the female was on top of it she got her foot
caught so i got scared and took it out. Do you think getting
them a nest now would make them feel like they have to breed? I
have the book you suggested i was just hopeing there was a book
about waxbills in particular or blues.
> Hi Tiff! I have a pair of bleus but I am very new at this
> birdkeeping too. From what I have read it does not hurt them
> to lay eggs, raising the babies is the stressful part. If you
> don't want babies just take the eggs out. You can also buy
> fake eggs and put them in the nest for them to "practice"
> sitting on. They do like to have a nest to fiddle around with
> so maybe you could put one in their cage, mine sleep in theirs
> at night. The best book I have found is The Finch Handbook by
> Barron's, mostly general but very important info. Also you
> can go to this website and gets lots of info on finches too!
> Good luck!
> On 5/26/04, Tiff wrote:
>> On 5/22/04, Tiff wrote:
>> Hello Any one out there know of a book about these birds?
>>> I have a male and female pair of cordons and i'm not realy
>>> ready yet to attempt breeding them yet, i've read some bad
>>> stories about it. So my question is is it possible for
>>> them just to live in one cage togeather without breeding?
>>> They are in one cage now and they like each other i have
>>> seen them breed and since i don't have a nest for them it
>>> ends up in a broken egg at the bottom of the cage. I'm
>>> fine with that but is it ok for them.
>>> Also i am haveing real trouble finding any good books on
>>> these particular finches or waxbills in general, if anyone
>>> knows any it would be a real help.
>>> The egg at the bottom of the cage was white and very thin
>>> looking to me though i don't really know because i havn't
>>> done this before.
>>> The cage i have them in is 3 feet long and 2 feet high and