Re: Cordon blue questions
Posted by Molly Rice on 5/27/04
I have them in a space with a pair of spice finch and a pair of
Blue Tit. I also read that they were perchers but I think being
around the nesters has changed their minds. I also have fake
plants in the space so they climb around on the plants. I did
have one egg on the floor a couple of weeks ago but I thought it
might be the Spice since they are really into building a nest. The
egg was just as you described so maybe that was the bleus/
Anyway, I think other birds distract them so maybe you should
adopt a couple more. Spices are really friendly, great birds-they
have even learned to eat mealworms!
On 5/27/04, Tiff wrote:
> 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