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Welshsha

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How old does the chicks have to be to be separated from parents the dad is being a little of a bully to some of the babies

He seems to have one that is his favourite.
 

Michael Reynolds

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I always worry with Kaks especially with the females, in the wild the females get driven away and normally Rome separately as they can get very territorial, in captivity they have less space. with the young males they will drive there young away but they normally form a bachelor group. sometimes the males are allowed to stay until just before they mature. I have lost one Kak owing to fighting and you cannot always see the injury as the one wnnling will just keep pecking on the back of the head of the looser with out piercing the skin i have also had ones toe bitten off in a fight with another female. feather plucking is also a problem when young budgies are allowed to mate but this is caused by inexperience and is normally seen with budgies that are under two years of age. if they are eating the dry feed and veg and fruit I will check there weight and stop the weening process, definably separate them and keep the females on there own.
 

Welshsha

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The person I bought the kaks from is happy to have the babies now as they are eating and drinking..
The dad is picking on the one who looks like him... I'm not liking it.
So do I separate the dad from the family?
 

CaptainHowdy

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The person I bought the kaks from is happy to have the babies now as they are eating and drinking..
The dad is picking on the one who looks like him... I'm not liking it.
So do I separate the dad from the family?
I'm confused why would the babies go back to the person you bought the bird from?

How old are the chicks now? They are normally fully weaned from 8 weeks old.

Are they eating enough on their own or are they still mainly being fed? If they know they can get a free meal they will still beg and be fed by the parents.

When you say they are being attacked is the dad drawing blood? Is he actively chasing them or is he telling them off and then ignoring them when they leave him alone?
 

Welshsha

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He is a breeder, plus I dont want to have the responsibility of selecting who can have them.
As for dad he is chasing and nipping at this one bird, he wont let this baby near the mum.
Hubby has witnessed this tonight and decided to split for tonight.

The birds are feeding on own and drinking from vessel and yes still taking food from mum and dad

Just dont know why dad is picking on this one bird ,he does as I have already stated have a favourite chick, hes such a devoted dad to this chick but the one he is nasty too, isl ike him in colouring.

The guy I bought my pair from is a kaks breeder, i have seen his aviary,




Again tonight we have separated the parents from the babies as (mum wont leave the dad joint at the hip) babies are eating and playing with toys .
 

DizzyBlue

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You should separate the babies away from the parents not separate the adult male from everybody. If everybody is able to feed themselves then the split should be permanent now.
If he's nipping at one specific bird it is more than likely that is also a male .... ie its growing up to be competition for his wife ….
I keep all mine together however mine are all in a very large aviary and there's lots of room to get away from each other (aviary is 10ft by 12ft and 7ft high) probability of your lot getting more aggressive with each other is that they are a lot closer together
 

Welshsha

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Thank you, we have separate the parents from the babies, the mum and dad are in a cage together and babies in the main cage.
The guy who I bought parents from will be having babies soon. Will jet wash main cage, and put parents back in... no more babies its hard work.
 
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