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Re: softbills

Posted by Elke NY on 6/19/10
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    On 6/19/10, GreenLady wrote:
    > 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
    >> much
    > Elke, most softbills are not usually hand-fed birds as a
    > 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
    > select.
    > 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
    > board, possibly at another site as this board isn't
    > frequented that often.

    Thank you so much,i do breed Parrots,i love handfeeding my
    babys,someone was going to sell me bearded barbets and told me
    it was just like breeding parrots,but i think i just stay with
    my parrots,the other ones need large outside avaries,which i
    can not give them,its not fair to put them in a smaller cage,i
    can not leave them outside it is to cold,thank you so much
    again for your help