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midwestbirds

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NEW PIONUS to my family
« on: November 17, 2012, 10:21:39 AM »
I recently acquired a bronze winged pionus female, hatched 2002.  love her..
then I acquired a 2 year old male pionus a couple of weeks later.  love him.

is the female too old to breed?

Thanks for your input.  can't seem to find any good answers on the web.


Offline Cetan

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Re: NEW PIONUS to my family
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 10:30:56 AM »
welcome to the forum - I know very little about breeding but Jan is our expert. I just got a male Bronze Wing who is 14 mo old who was not really handled so he is still skittish and has not get learned step up.

midwestbirds

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Re: NEW PIONUS to my family
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 10:49:28 AM »
Maybe you could introduce Jan to me...

Offline Dartman

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Re: NEW PIONUS to my family
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2012, 11:36:39 AM »
She's the owner of the site here so I'm sure once she checks in for the day she'll see your post and have some responses for you.
It's a big responsibility to breed and raise birds, I know that much anyways but not sure what age is too old to breed.
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Re: NEW PIONUS to my family
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2012, 06:48:02 PM »
Hi!  That's a very pretty BW!!  So that would make the female along 8 years older than the male.  The female is not too old but the male needs another year or so of sexually maturing. I would slowly introduce them, don't just put them together suddenly unless you know there is real interest with one another before hand and even that sometimes can lead to disaster so close supervision is strongly advised. When it does come time for pairing them up together then if you can provide a neutral cage that would be best so that way neither bird feels that they have to protect "their" domain from the other.   If they can bond well before he sexually matures then the relationship will be better most likely.

Also, if the female has been basically alone with her own cage she may not be so accepting but then again she might.  You just never know about birds, I've seen some act like where you've been all my life and others act like do not touch me with a 10 foot pole!!
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Re: NEW PIONUS to my family
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 05:40:42 AM »
Welcome, gorgeous
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Re: NEW PIONUS to my family
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 10:17:28 AM »
What a lovely baby
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Offline momazon

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Re: NEW PIONUS to my family
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2013, 06:40:10 PM »
Welcome, you have a beauty there!