Showing posts from October, 2012

Getting Started with Breeding Ringnecks

First of all you need to pick the right cage. Ringnecks require a minimum cage size of 24in x 24in x 48in. The front of the cage should be 24x24 with feeding stations. The depth should be 48inches with the nest box installed outside at the back of the cage. There should be a perch about 1.5-2in in diameter 6-8in from the back wall and just below the opening to the nest box. The logic behind such a setup is that the nest box should be farthest from human approach during feeding times. Birds feels secure in such an environment and are more likely to breed. The illustration below shows this setup. The mesh used for the cage should be rectangular weld mesh and not expanded metal mesh as shown in the picture. The nest box should be filled with white pine shavings 3in deep. The cage should be protected from direct wind and prolonged exposure to sun. While sunlight is great for birds, a shaded area in the cage should always be available to them. Once you have the setup in place, you

Maximix: Supplementary food for birds

Aves Maximix is a supplementary food for birds. This product contains all essential vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Specific particulars of AVES-MAXIMIX are Contains 50 vitamins, minerals, trace-elelements and amino-acids which can be deficient under practical conditions The protein contains all essential amino-acids, plus extra amino-acids to compensate for specific amino-acid deficiences encountered in many diets Especially suitable for birds which cannot tolerate normal dosages of iron (hemochromatosis) Contains extra vitamin E, C, biotin, calcium, arginine and lysine Supply Aves Maximix under the following conditions: 1) When condition and egg production are sub-optimal 2) When a complete and balanced food supplement is required Packing 600g, 200g To place an order for delivery anywhere in Pakistan please Contact Me by email

Change in feathering of Red-Factor Greys

The following relates to my CAG pair #5. Both birds in this pair had red some feathering. An interesting development has been the change in appearance of the two birds. The male  had a splash of red feathers on its back (Pic 1). These red feathers have disappeared after the molt  The hen had some red feathers running up the legs and lower abdomen along the wings. This red feathering has increased considerably in the hen. The photo on the left was taken about 15 months ago. The one on the right is current. A couple of my other red factor birds have also lost their red feathering. The question is whether there is a genetic component to this red feathering or not? When this pair breeds successfully, it may help answer this question. So far they have produced 4 infertile clutches. The male in this pair is a young bird. Pic 1: Male showing a splash of red feathers on the back. Pic Taken July 2011, Male Left, Female Right Pic Taken Oct 2012, Female Left, Male Right