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Macaw Nest Box size

Discussion in 'Macaw Motorway' started by Icey, 5/13/18.

  1. Icey

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    Since Frankie and Bebe are starting to do their thing, hubby is going to build them a nesting box.
    Could someone please let me know if these dimensions seem correct, and if not what the appropriate size is?

    "These sizeable parrots will need a box 36 inches wide, by 24 inches in length and depth. "

    I read this online and want to make sure before hubby starts.
     
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    That's pretty common for Macaws. One sheet of plywood will make the box.
     
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    Since Franky and Bebe are starting to do their thing. You should be thinking birth control (fake eggs).

    Just because you can breed doesn’t mean you should. Especially when you have zero experience in these matters.
     
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    They can do their thing without a nest box. I wouldn't promote it. A nest box is encouraging laying eggs. Do you want to go through Bebe laying eggs all the time? Bebe being in a box that you are not allowed into? Frankie not allowing you near it?

    Let them do their thing without one. If they lay eggs switch them out with fake eggs. Trust me girl. :)
     
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    I agree with you 100%. I hadn't planned on this being a possibility until recently, which @Macawnutz can confirm after I sent her some possible "porn" to verify lol
    (I thought Bebe might have been sick and sent Sarah a short video.)

    I will definitely look for fake eggs from Amazon @Macawnutz . Thanks for the tips and I definitely won't have hubby make the bird nest if it's going to cause a lot of egg laying down the road.
     
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    They may make their own nest, in some place they choose... and then not let you near it. How old are these birds? Have either of them ever produced before, that you're aware of? If so, did they take care of the chicks at all? Just wondering, in case you wind up with a hatched egg(s), which is a possibility you should be prepared for, even though you may not want it. I think you should be prepared to take care of babies, just in case. Better to be safe than sorry... I've heard of people accidently winding up with babies - birds that is. Whatever the species, it happens!
     
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    Bebe is almost 4 and Frankie is 9
    As far as I know Frankie was a single bird with his previous owner.
    Bebe we have had since she was 6 months old thereabouts.

    This is why I was asking about a nesting box size. Just in case. I would rather she is comfortable and it would easily fit in their cage.
    I have already ordered the fake eggs also (just in case)
     
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    It does NOT just happen if you are a conscientious bird owner. An egg appears, you replace it.
     
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    We are not sure if Bebe IS a female. Males can form strong bonds too.
    I AM a conscientious bird owner. I don't pretend to know it all, but if there are things I question I don't need to be made to feel like an idiot for trying to be the best parront
    I can be.
    The idea of forums is to discuss things about our birds, not to be attacked verbally.
    I will no longer participate here.
     
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    I think he was responding more to me than to you... And of course you're conscientious - everything you've said demonstrates that. I hope you can ignore it and stick around to let us know how the love-birds fare.
     
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    I "was" responding to Beth's post. Not yours Ann. I'm sorry if it came across like that. You're doing great.

    There are no "accidental" babies. The point I was making is that anyone who cares and lives with their bird is going to notice any egg laid. If they don't then what are they doing that they missed a huge event like that?

     
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