Welcome to Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Diet, Health, Aviaries and Conservation!
Ask Questions, Find Answers and DiscussionsKakariki Member Pics, Mutation/Species IdentificationInformation on Permits, Research Papers etcLinks to Other Sites and InformationYour A/C Details, Messages

     GT Modules
· Home
· Forums
· Recommend Us
· Email Webmaster
Email Webmaster for any problems with Registering, the site and General Enquires
·Link to Us, Details
Set to your default home page· Set Home page


       QuickSearch
Search Forums
for key Words
Advanced Search
 Search  Words

     NZ Conservation Projects


DoC / NZ Conservation Sites


Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand
MOTUIHE PROJECT
Karori Wildlife Sanctuary Wellington, NZ
Kiwi House and Native Bird Park
New Zealand Conservation Management Group


Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Diet, Health, Aviaries and Conservation: Forums

Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Ecology, and Conservation :: View topic - New to the forum... and kaks!
 Forum FAQForum FAQ    SearchSearch     Log inLog in/Register  

New to the forum... and kaks!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Ecology, and Conservation Forum Index -> Kakariki Pets Corner
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ButterflyLordette
Member
Member


Joined: Jun 04, 2014
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:55 pm    Post subject: New to the forum... and kaks!

Hi everyone!
I'm Katie, English, and have a dog, rabbit, guinea pig, fish, a frog, a cornsnake, four budgies, a barred parakeet and a kakariki!
The barred and kak I fell into ownership a few days ago; they had lived in an outdoor aviary in my college and the college were looking to rehome them for a pair of marmoset monkeys (In my opinion, you're more likely to work with birds than monkeys so having no birds at all is a bit silly). I'd bonded with the barred ever since I first saw him! To hear he was leaving was terrible, having a large indoor aviary I offered to take him in and my tutor said he'd love me to have him. I had been working with the aviary birds for the past few months as a chosen assignment. The tutor then asked if I wanted the kakariki aswell, the two were very close to one another and regurgitate to each other etc. Brought them both home after researching and have two new GORGEOUS birds.
Honey the kakariki, only has one eye as one side of her face was burnt in her previous home, and Splash the linnie, tiny with a huge personality!

Hope to see you all around!
Thanks for reading ^_^



Resized.jpg
 Description:
Splash and Honey
 Filesize:  104.94 KB
 Viewed:  45 Time(s)

Resized.jpg


Back to top
Steptoe
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Oct 06, 2004
Posts: 4515

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject:

Cool....
Get rid of those dowel perches, 1/2 to 1" diam branches.
Any general questions please use the "quick search " block on the left.. if cant find the info ask.

Birds blind in one eye can tend to get glaucoma in the other over the yrs... dont know why. so keep an eye on him.
And let him have a lot of time getting to know his surroundings inside ... u may find that when he gets out of eye sight of the cage/ flight could tend to panic... even after many months.

_________________
My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Back to top
ButterflyLordette
Member
Member


Joined: Jun 04, 2014
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject:

Steptoe wrote:
Cool....
Get rid of those dowel perches, 1/2 to 1" diam branches.
Any general questions please use the "quick search " block on the left.. if cant find the info ask.

Birds blind in one eye can tend to get glaucoma in the other over the yrs... dont know why. so keep an eye on him.
And let him have a lot of time getting to know his surroundings inside ... u may find that when he gets out of eye sight of the cage/ flight could tend to panic... even after many months.


Perches are staying there for the budgies, she's got a lot of natural perches in there if she wants them. She gets regular health checks on the eye so that's fine, and she's not panicked once being in the cage, did get worried when in the car ride home but that's to be expected. She won't be coming too far away from this aviary, anyways.
Back to top
Steptoe
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Oct 06, 2004
Posts: 4515

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:28 am    Post subject:

Regardless of the type of bird, dowel perches should be banned...
I strongly suggest replace them all with something that varies from something of a large diameter they can rest on with feet open to something no smaller than 1/2"

Also a flight has pecking order, there fore the birds do not often get a choice of where or what the perch on, espec when roosting at night.

_________________
My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Back to top
ButterflyLordette
Member
Member


Joined: Jun 04, 2014
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:35 am    Post subject:

The dowels are an inch wide each? And I know about pecking orders, they all sleep side by side on the highest perch. But have others nearby if the lower rankers feel safer there, it's a rather large aviary so they can all roost on the same perch..
Back to top
Steptoe
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Oct 06, 2004
Posts: 4515

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:04 pm    Post subject:

Branches not machined kiln dried dowels
_________________
My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Back to top
mohum
Regular Member
Regular Member


Joined: Oct 30, 2012
Posts: 28

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:54 am    Post subject:

My perches are plastic. I suppose that is even worse. What type of branches are recommended as i would like to try some? I have used plum tree in the past but that just gets eaten to shreds.
Back to top
Steptoe
Site Admin
Site Admin


Joined: Oct 06, 2004
Posts: 4515

PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:28 am    Post subject:

Plum fruit dry pines, beech....maybe best to see what is available and check.. but most fruit trees are fine.

And getting shredded....thats a plus...thats what birds do....and for a kakariki to shred a 1" or even a 1/2" perch to the point it breaks doesnt take place over night.

We often use old partly rotted branches so they can shred

Plastic, thats out, no question.

_________________
My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Kakariki, Care, Breeding, Ecology, and Conservation Forum Index -> Kakariki Pets Corner All times are GMT + 13 Hours
Page 1 of 1
Copy Paste Text Here to Translate
Select Language and Translate

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by PHPBulletinBoard © 2001-2008 phpBulletinBoard Group
PHPBulletinBoard port based on Tom Nitzschner's PHPBulletinBoard upgraded to PHPBulletinBoard 2.0.7
Standalone Developed Tested by: ChatServ, mikem,
and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

by Nuke Cops 2004




All Logos and Trademarks in this site are Property of their Respective Owners.
Statements and Views Expressed on this web site Represent the Opinions of the Authors.
Neither this Site or the Publishers of this Site Assume Any Liability for the Information Contained Herein.
ANY CONTENT from this Site can only be DISTRIBUTED/PUBLISHED/USED ELSEWHERE with PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION
ALL COMMENTS/PICTURES/CONTENT are the PROPERTY of the CONTRIBUTORS and 2004/2015 by WWW.KAKARIKI.NET

Web site engine's code is Copyright © 2003 by NukePortal. All Rights Reserved. NukePortal is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
Page Generation: 0.456 Seconds