Kakarikis, Rosy Bourkes


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Hi, Just wanted to let you know that I am (trying to) raise Kakarikis! I got my first pair 3 years ago, now have 3 pairs, but so far no babies! I just got the other 2 pr and they have laid one egg, so hopefully I will get to experience the "joys of parenthood"! I think it was you who responded to my post about rosy bourkes, thanks. I know how to sex the normals, but have heard it doesn't apply to the roseys. I guess I'll just have to wait and see. What types of birds do you raise?

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Hi, Just wanted to let you know that I am (trying to) raise Kakarikis! I got my first pair 3 years ago, now have 3 pairs, but so far no babies! I just got the other 2 pr and they have laid one egg, so hopefully I will get to experience the "joys of parenthood"!

Great! Kaks are really cool birds and they don't even have to be handfed to become tame.

I think it was you who responded to my post about rosy bourkes, thanks. I know how to sex the normals, but have heard it doesn't apply to the roseys. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Yup it was me. I think it has something to do with the blue coloring (do rosies even have blue coloring?). You might want to go to a bird mart and ask a vendor who has them.

What types of birds do you raise?

Budgies, cockatiels and kakarikis. I used to breed button quail but they weren't worth the trouble. I'm just now getting back into breeding, I couldn't last year because I was living in the dorms. My pet birds include an Indian ringneck, green-cheek conure, a kakariki and a duck.

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