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Re: Cordon blue questions

Posted by Tiff on 5/27/04
(8) Comments

    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
    >>> wide.