ולדוברי האנגלית שבינינו,
ניתן להצטרף לחוויה הלימודית בפורומים הבאים ביאהו:
Hey friends, I am the only one posting in
many groups. Jeez, I would love to read something by the dormant fellow
fanciers. Come on; cheer up! Exercise your brain in sharing with all of
us your success, failure, problems, achievement, and whatever. There are
some groups that for a very long time the only postings I am able to
read are my own. Come on; let's do some posting. It is good for our
souls and our minds too!
In this area of the Garden State, it
seems that the early spring climate makes this area lusciously green and
colorful flowers adorning the landscape. Plenty of natural food to
delight our birds in our bird rooms are available everywhere. My
Gouldian Finches and Carduelan Finches, as well as all my Canaries, look
at me with joy and happiness when I enter the bird room with a plentiful
quantity of luscious greens. This morning I gathered from a clean,
non-contaminated area, a lot of chickweed in the seeding stage as well
as some grass in the seeding stage. The Gouldians simply devoured this
natural bounty. When I put a considerable quantity of grass on the
bottom of the cage, many birds immediately pick the long stem of green
grass and build their nest. My Gouldians prefer green grass to build
their nest with, and they build a beautiful nest too! The same is true
for many other species of birds in my bird room. I have a large field of
my own where everything is grown organically. I never use fertilizer or
insecticide of any kind. Whatever I gather, it is as pure and pesticide
free as it can be.
Grasses and seeding weeds can be
gathered in many areas of the world. By supplying these natural bounties
to all species of seed eating birds, they will reward you with a
bountiful crop of youngsters; and by doing so, not only will you feed
the birds better food, but you will also save yourself some money by not
purchasing supplements that in many cases can be detrimental to the
Due to the fact that I was away
subsidizing the hospitals and doctor's income, my helper made some
terrible mistakes in pairing my Canaries. To make a long story short,
when I arrived in New Jersey the first week in May, to my surprise I
found roughly 16 pairs of females, many of which were sitting on 10-11
eggs, and 11 pairs of males killing each other in double breeding cages.
OUCH! I spent a lot of time in pairing the birds on paper, but
unfortunately, unintentionally, they misinterpreted the note. I couldn't
even express my outrage of this occurrence. I do not want to hurt the
good employees' feelings. Therefore, I had to start all over again;
hopefully I will manage to salvage somehow the bad situation.
As of today, May 16th, I have some
youngsters. My Timbrados pairs have about three-dozen youngsters in
their nests. My Red Lipochrome so far, maybe, I have a couple dozens
youngsters, some Bronze and some Inos and carrier as well as some
recessive white and carrier. Well, to make a long story short, maybe I
have 100 youngsters all together, in contrast to 500 at the same time
last year. Well, the season is still young and I learned not to count
the eggs before they hatch. I am hopeful that the production of
youngsters will be okay somehow. If this does not happen, there is
always next year.
The Gouldian Finches are doing A-OK! My
Carduelan Finches are procrastinating and thinking about maybe starting
soon? I hope! Only nature controls the breeding activity of our birds in
cages. There is nothing we can do better to induce the birds to breed
For all those that breed Red Orange
Colorbred Canaries, remember to provide a constant supply of color
enhancer via nestling food to all young colorbreds beginning at 6 or 7
days of age and continue until the end of the exhibition season.
Well-fed birds simply look beautiful.
Avian parasites at this time of the year
begin to prosper in our bird rooms. Regardless of the species, they are
all subject to the infestation of avian parasites. Spray the birds and
bird room with a good Pyrethrum/Petroleum based insecticide. Mist the
birds lightly from a distance of 36 inches; concentrate the spray in the
air and cracks. That is where these detrimental critters hide during the
day, emerging at night making the life of the birds miserable.
Don't forget to give a bath to all
birds, especially during the hot weather. A good, cool bath will enhance
their health and beautify their plumage. You can add to each gallon of
bathing water a tablespoon of Listerine or Apple cider vinegar. This
will help the birds stay healthy and keep in that condition.
This is all the time I have for now. I
hope everyone is doing well breeding. Do the right thing in your bird
room and the birds will do well for you.
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Best regards to all,