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Posted 5/27/2007 9:05:12 AM Post #892
 

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Hi.

 Just joined tonight and may as well ask my first Question on nest boxes for Senegal parrots. I have a pair that is coming up to 5 years old this season so may see some action we hope. The birds haven't looked in to a nest box so far is this normal?

Also, I have been told that these birds are a lot more shy than most other birds species and need a box with shelf levels to make it completely dark, what's your thought on that?

They are in a outside suspended aviary 900 x 900 x 3000 with solid walls is this to big for these birds? 

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards from down under.
Paul.

http://utopiabirds.winsoft.net.au

aviaries@winsoft.net.au

Posted 5/27/2007 9:24:54 AM Post #893
 

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Hi Paul,

Mine have a ABS plastic grandfather box from China Praire.  It's totally black, inside and out.   I put about 5-6 inches of nesting blocks in the bottom, and the Sennies do the rest.  Good luck!  Nice to have you here at the forums

Stacy Shue
Blake Aviary
www.blakeaviary.com

Posted 5/28/2007 9:18:16 AM Post #894
 

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Thanks for that Stacey.

Just to see if I got that right, the nest box is painted black in and outside and you have put soft wood to chew up by the birds in the nest box? Do you use pine and have you tried palm tree trunk pieces? These types of birds are still very scares over here so we trying to breed them to a safe number level. We are a long way from the pet trade for these birds.

Thanks again.

Regards from down under.
Paul.

http://utopiabirds.winsoft.net.au

aviaries@winsoft.net.au

Posted 5/28/2007 12:23:19 PM Post #895
 

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Hi Paul,

No no, not painted... the plastic itself is black.  I would be really afraid to give a hookbill of that type anything painted.  Untreated pine blocks, about 1 inch by 1 inch.   I used the abs plastic because of my pairs chewing capabilities.  The nesting blocks really helped to get them "reved" up without ruining their box.  Ive never tried the other wood you refered to.  It's not a type of wood thats in my area.  I hope I was able to help a bit

Stacy Shue
Blake Aviary
www.blakeaviary.com

Posted 8/28/2007 11:01:54 PM Post #1004
 

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Senegals tend to be fairly shy breeders also so putting the nest box up high and the hole facing a wall or very secluded area is the best. You also may bot see them mate, it seems many like to mate in the nest box.
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What is a good size nest box for senegals
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