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Re: breeder boxes

Posted by Connie on 5/02/07
(5) Comments

    You're welcome, np. I know it all sounds overwhelming but it
    really isn't. Of course you'll want to DNA them first to sex
    them. Unless you spend alot, and I mean alot of time with the
    birds; if you put them in the same cage, they'll bond to each
    other and that can hurt. I keep all of my pets in separate cages
    and then let them play once or twice a day (depending on how
    much time I have) on a common playground, gym or birdtree. Not
    all of them get along with each other and I have several stands,
    but they all love me and most of them do get along... but when
    it's time to go back in the cage, they go into their separate
    homes. It keeps me bonded with each of them and they get to play
    with each other too, on their time out. Let us know how things
    go, April and we're here for you. Connie

    On 5/01/07, April wrote:
    > Thank you so much for your response. I'm not sure that I want
    > to breed them. I'm not even sure if they are male and
    > female. I'm sending out their blood for DNA sexing tomorrow.
    > They are great "pets" and I know that if you breed them that
    > they can become very attached to each other and then not want
    > to be "pets" as much. But at least now I have the info I need
    > if I want to. Thanks again!!!!
    > On 5/01/07, Connie wrote:
    >> First of all, there is no cage that is too big for a conure
    >> or any bird. They love space. If you are limited, that's
    >> another thing, huh? Most of us are, so join the club. I have
    >> my breeder conures in cages that are: 36" long, 24" tall and
    >> 20" deep (front to back). That's just for 1 pair. I have
    >> more cages exactly the same size, putting 1 pair in each.
    >> That's all the room I have. Other people will tell you what
    >> they have and we will all probably have different sizes,
    >> depending on how much room we have. Make sure there is no
    >> zinc (shiny metal) in the wire. Galvanized is ok. I hope
    >> this helps.
    >> The nesting boxes should be about: 13" wide, 12" tall and
    >> 18" deep (front to back) with a 13-14" slide to check the
    >> eggs and get the babies. The entrance hole should be 3" in
    >> diameter. If they want it any bigger, they will make it that
    >> way themselves. I can send you a photo if you want. Lots of
    >> luck, Connie
    >> On 4/30/07, April wrote:
    >>> What size breeder box should I get for my sun conures??