Step # 7 - July - 12 Steps to Success Breeding Gouldian Finches
- Continue with the breeding
Starting the month of July through October we reduce the liquid vitamin
and calcium regiment and alternate this formula to every other week or skip a
week in between and give the birds just plain water for the full week, one week
on (4 days on the vitamins & calcium, 3 days off and continue with pure
water the following week), an additional week off.
In other words you will only be treating your birds with liquid
supplements for 2 weeks out of the month.
If your Gouldians become to crowded in their cage(s) you may remove the
new young birds after they loose the blue spots on the sides of the beaks
however it is best to leave them together with the parents to continue learning
from them as long as possible if you have the room in the cage.
This is to help teach the young birds how to feed the new babies being
raised by the parents.
Clean out and replace the nesting materials and poultry dust in any nest
boxes not being used. Watch your
birds closely to be sure the nest boxes are not being used or there are not any
birds interested in them or looking inside them for nesting when replacing
Cleaning out the used nesting boxes helps to increase the available box
selection for your birds and will help to improve your over all breeding
success. Some Gouldians will not
continue to use their old dirty box once itís abandoned from a previous batch
of babies and will seek out a new clean one after the young birds leave the nest
Remember to keep the serving dishes and
water containers clean and continue to maintain proper loft hygiene.
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Disclaimer: The author of this website is not a licensed veterinarian. The information and advise contained within is only offered as a basic introduction to the Gouldian Finch and comes from over 10 years personal experience breeding this species. Our success is also attributed to 30 years of accumulated avian knowledge breeding various other bird species, veterinary advise, research and discussions with other professional breeders.
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