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Hi All

 

My name is Mark and I live in Derbyshire. I am very new to bird keeping and have a house pet green Cheeked Conure and my step son has an African Grey,  and outside in the aviary I have 5 mountain parakeets, 2 pair and a spare cock (his hen died soon after getting them). I am thinking of adding a pair of plumb heads to the aviary.

 

I am looking forward to trying to breed the mountains and will be seeking any advice that may be about on what to do or not to do

 

I am happy to answer any questions of me but for now that's all folks.

 

Thank you

Mark

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hi mark & welcome  mountain parakeets are not a species I'm familiar with so looked on web & found this

http://www.parrotsdailynews.com/biology-and-breeding-of-the-mountain-parakeet/

As for adding Plumb heads to the aviary  I would be cautious about doing so , especially if you intend breeding the Mountains , and would seek more advice before doing so

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1 hour ago, stormbird said:

hi mark & welcome  mountain parakeets are not a species I'm familiar with so looked on web & found this

http://www.parrotsdailynews.com/biology-and-breeding-of-the-mountain-parakeet/

As for adding Plumb heads to the aviary  I would be cautious about doing so , especially if you intend breeding the Mountains , and would seek more advice before doing so

Hello Stormbird

 

Thank you for the advice I will check out the link you posted.

 

Kind regards

Mark

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Welcome Mark. Nice to see you got on site. Can't help with the parakeets unfortunately, but hopefully others will be able to help you out with all your questions. Jan

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Hi Mark, welcome to the site, 

do your parakeets all live and breed in the same aviary?

i was led to believe one pair per flight?

shaun

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3 hours ago, Shaun said:

Hi Mark, welcome to the site, 

do your parakeets all live and breed in the same aviary?

i was led to believe one pair per flight?

shaun

Hello Shaun

 

I have one aviary in the garden. I have 5 mountain parakeets in it they were in 3 pairs but 1 hen died flying into the side of a nest box within the first few days of having them. I now have 2 pairs and a single cock but they all roost close together. I have 4 nest boxes in the aviary but not yet checked how they are roosting in them or which are being used. I didn't want to disturb them too much. I have had them since September.

 

They are starting to come towards me when I visit in a morning to feed them and they don't fly away as much they seem to have calmed down quite well. At night they are all in the nest boxes but I haven't tried to see what ones yet I wonder should I? don't want to frighten them too much.

As for the plumb heads I would like to get a pair but not sure if I should put them in same aviary or build another .

 

 

Any advice would be great.

 

 

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the term parakeet is confusing when it comes to keeping &  breeding as some species can be kept & bred in groups whilest others not . But size of  accomadation may also play it's part . I keep & have bred  Lineolated Parakeets which come from a related family to that which the Mountains come from . I've read of Linnies being bred as groups in aviaries but when I've had them in large cages they bicker & don't breed .

The same applies to Bourkes parakeets  which once were a member of the Neophema group of Grass parakeets .  They can  be bred in groups if large enough accomadation is provided, & they have even been housed with single pairs of Neophemas which do need to be bred as single pairs .

But then a word of caution in that some species are more hardy than others and even though a species may come from "hot " countries they may be able to cope with cold better than others , and that may even apply to sub species . Remember in some deserts temperature may vary from being very hot @ midday  to freezing @ midnight , but whilest there are species that can cope with such conditions they may  not  be able to cope with prolonged cold

 

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