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Posted 10/24/2011 1:20:35 PM Post #2759
 

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I'm looking to add more species of Pionus to my aviary. Prefer unrelated out of nest babies or DNA'd babies no older than 1 year. Looking for Bronze Wings, Duskys, Maxi's, and White Caps.

Will consider bonded pairs no older than 3 years, with DNA certifications.

All must also be closed banded with all breeder info and hatch year.

Please email if you have anything available.

Posted 11/18/2011 9:07:22 PM Post #2774
 

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I am curious since you want no older than 1yr old then why would you want breeder pionus? Don't most parrots reach sextual maturity at atleast 5yrs old? Not questioning you I am just learning more myself about this species. Also if you are expierenced in this species then which makes a better pet "Male or Female"?
Posted 7/27/2013 9:30:01 PM Post #3262
 

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Actually, I prefer to buy unrelated out of nest babies to raise up as future breeders. I like this because I know the real history of all of my parrots, like diet, housing, bird mart or disease exposure, etc... I've gotten ripped off a few times with old pairs, same sex pairs or sick pairs. I regret every adult pair i've ever bought. No more. New babies are disease tested and kept in the family area for the first year or so before moving into a breeder room. I handle them as much as possible when they're young. I watch and wait to see when they start turning away from me and bond to each other. That's when they move up into their big breeder cage.
Granted, this is not a quick and easy way to breed parrots. It takes a long time. Some of my 7 year olds just had their first clutches this year. But all of my birds are completely relaxed with me and well adjusted to the other pairs in the rooms. Everything written states that parrots breed best when high up or in suspended cages. I have to disagree as I have pairs in the bottom cages of double/triple stacks that have all successfully gone to nest. I think this has everything to do with them "growing up" here and being well adjusted from an early age.
As to best gender of Pionus; depends on the species. You can never go wrong with either sex of Blue Head but the male White Caps can be very cranky little things.
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