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Re: is plucking a mating habit?

Posted by LindaC in OK on 7/03/06
(7) Comments

    He could be pulling feathers to make a nest as quakers do.
    Provide him with soft sticks like the ends from millet spray
    for building. If you are breeding them that is. If not
    intentional a male/female in a cage will mate anyway with
    probable subsequent fertile eggs and babys to follow.

    I would give them a bath container every morning to see if
    her getting a good soak he might be discouraged. You can
    put 1/3 aloe juice (available at Walmart) / 2/3 water for a
    bit of comfort and healing.

    photo is a typical building situation in the wire
    surrounding the nest box. It's amazing what they can get in
    there and how they weave the pieces of SAFE grasses and
    millet stems.

    If you are breeding them I hope they are both close to 2
    years old so they are mature enough to know what to do. If
    you want more info sing out and I will check back later.

    happy thoughts,