Such lovely colours are you keeping the babiesThanks guys.
The cage is not decorated. Once they were in breeding mode they wanted to use the decorations for building a nest. Which became dangerous because of the long fibers.
To my surprise one of the chicks was easy to get a picture from. Not skittish at all.
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They use that rope often
I have a stick hanging from 2 ropes, like a giant swing.
No I can't keep the babies. Maybe one (male).Such lovely colours are you keeping the babies
Hi Jan,We call them Mozambique Siskins here in the Netherlands, i used to have them in the aviary, they are lovely birds to watch goign about their business
I am In love so gorgeousEnjoy!
Both left the nest which is way too early for the youngest, at least that is how I feel about it. Put it back in the nest once but it left it again, so it be.
I hoop the parents keep feeding them! Not seen/heard evidence of that yet
Pictured the oldest chick
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That's what I read too. Thanks for the confirmation.It doesnt matter how big it is, they will always find and fight eachother.
I never heard of that species, they are beautiful.You can see a post of mine here of last year when i had a single couple red siskins.
I read that some follow the seasons south of the Sahara. But there is more contradicting info about them online about this subject.generally speaking they follow the local weather.
Thank you. For now mine stay indoors, and I will make up my mind next spring.But they are very prone to draft and moist.
Aha!As soon as the little siskins fly out of the nest, the man does indeed take over feeding because generally speaking the female will start laying eggs again rather soon.
I totally agree! I wouldn't mind at all if it were 1 (wishful thinking) max 2 nests.If you have a good matching couple, you can easy breed 4 times a year. Thats why a lot of breeders will seperate males from females after 3 nests. And i really believe this is the max.
That's something we should protect her from. Agree. They'll live longer and will reward you with young next season. 3 Nests is more than I hope for. Witnessing the process from mating until the young are independent of the parents is wonderful. Amazing how nature/instinct kicks in and how the adults know what to do/feed the young. Love to witness that process again but not when the animals suffer from it.Otherwise the female will use up all her bones to create calcium for their egg shells. Nobody should want that.