Joined: Jan 20, 2008 Posts: 473 Location: MUMBAI (Goregaon-east)
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:19 am Post subject: Re: Any One Keeping Birds?
Thanks Charlie and Ali.
I was under the impression that Cockatiels do not fly away once they are used to a particular place just like domestic pigeons. So I was thinking that I would need to clip their wings only for the first few months.
i have been seriously considering keeping a pair of Cockatiels but hate to cage them. Can they be kept without a cage(say on a perch or pedestal)....or maybe in a perpetually open cage with their wings clipped..???
Cockatiels are great pets. Mine never ventured too long due to the presence of crows. May be I was very lucky. I get birds when they are really very young, just strong enough to stand their feet. Initial days of regular hand feeding builds a very good bond. Just have a peculiar sound / whistle before every feed and they get used to it. They'll fly to you from nowhere every time you make that sound. Give them lots of love and comfort and they reciprocate. But, I personally feel it's mainly for food they come flying than anything else. Africans and Plum Heads were the most difficult ones to tame; they are hot tempered and ever suspicious.
I'll post pictures of few of my birds in sometime.
PS - I never clipped their feathers. Left them locked in their cages only at night, to avoid the risk of the fan.
Joined: Aug 07, 2008 Posts: 224 Location: Allahabad, U.P., India
Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:12 am Post subject: Re: Any One Keeping Birds?
I've never kept birds, but just for knowledge, i want to know what are the basic requirements of birdkeeping, apart from cage and birds. I mean, how big should a cage be, what are the birds to start with, what to provide them in winter for survival,etc.
Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:37 pm Post subject: Re: Any One Keeping Birds?
Hello To all bird lovers,
hi this is santosh from pune.any one of you knows a good breeders who can able to supply me good quality & variety of birds from kolkatta,bangalore or hyderabad to Pune directly.
plz help me or provide me contact details for the same.waiting for reply
Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:28 pm Post subject: Re: Any One Keeping Birds?
I am from Hyderabad and in past kept Congo grey, Indian Ringneck and African love birds and Budgies and Finches.
I am now shifted to HYD and want to keep Cockatiels or Sun conures...want to have really small babies and want to keep a pair...
Kindly let me know if some members are having any and willing to sell...
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