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Kakarikis keepers help please
« on: January 19, 2016, 05:04:29 PM »

Does anyone on the forum keep kakarikis? I need a bit of advice
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 09:52:19 PM »

Is it general advice ? Or kak specific
A member on kn0nheads page keeps them :)
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 10:02:54 PM »

I need specifics Mandi, i joined a kakariki forum today but i don't think many people use it, i'll try another one x


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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 08:53:44 AM »

Matter of interest Kaz have you looked on the American site ,
Avian Avenue?


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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 08:59:29 AM »

I haven't Dave, i'll have a look see,I used to have my beautiful female kakariki but she died after what i think was a stroke or seizure (they are prone to this) and i've now taken in 3 kakariki's, 2 females and a male.

The male is being plucked really badly, he looks like a vulture at the minute and i've removed him for a while, but they just pluck him again when he's back with them. I'm not sure if this is normal kakariki behaviour or whether i can do anything to help him. Poor thing!
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 11:05:51 AM »

Aww Kazky

I hope you find the help you need, let us know how you get on.

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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 11:14:02 AM »

will do, i've joined a kakariki breeder forum and already had some great advice, so hopefully i'll get it sorted.
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 02:01:39 PM »


I haven't Dave, i'll have a look see,I used to have my beautiful female kakariki but she died after what i think was a stroke or seizure (they are prone to this) and i've now taken in 3 kakariki's, 2 females and a male.

The male is being plucked really badly, he looks like a vulture at the minute and i've removed him for a while, but they just pluck him again when he's back with them. I'm not sure if this is normal kakariki behaviour or whether i can do anything to help him. Poor thing!
When you say he looks like a vulture Kaz do you mean he's like Fester with an extremely  over preened head ,coz if so I brought this one up with our vet and she said there's very little you can do about it with bonded birds.


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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 02:16:42 PM »

yep that's exactly it Dave, but they are also starting on his back, my worry is that it's two females one male, however the forum i've just joined has been really informative, kakariki's have some horrific moults so it could be that, but they also have a mite, which only they get, so i'll try a specific mite treatment and see how i get on.
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 08:34:09 AM »

I never knew they could be as complex as that Kaz.
I do know though from all the shows we've attended over the years we often see breeding pairs of different birds  for sale and you often see one of the bonded birds with an over preened head like our Fester .


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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2016, 08:39:25 AM »

Kakarikis are wonderful birds Dave, my little Sunny was hilarious and so mischievous, the ones I have now aren't tame but really interesting to watch, here's a couple of pics of the plucked one!

however after talking on the breeder forum the thoughts were that it was mites, i've never experienced that sort of thing! I'm glad it's only limited to kaks as they are in the other half of the aviary with my tiels, I don't want them to catch it.
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2016, 09:05:02 AM »

Aww bless him Kaz,

With your belief of the problem being more to do with mites i guess it's a case of trying the mite medication from the vets, I do hope things sort themselves out he looks so cute though Kaz

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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2016, 09:31:12 AM »

I've ordered the mite treatment now so should come in the next few days, they are very cute birds, would be nice if they were tame though.
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2016, 05:11:45 PM »

 Hi Kaz

I was just wondering how things are going with your new little additions, have you managed to tame them in anyway?

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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2016, 06:32:30 PM »

I haven't Tony & I doubt I will be trying to. They will get used to me, but they are ultimately aviary birds and I wouldn't want any of them to bond with me. I won't know if the treatment is working for A little while. I noticed loads of pins on his neck today though which makes me wonder if it's a moult. Kaks can moult to the point of baldness & they've gone into my heated aviary so it could be that. Time will tell I guess 
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2016, 12:13:35 PM »

Just an update, as i said i noticed loads of pins on Lemmy's neck and now the pins are feathers. I'm assuming that is has been a moult. I've never seen anything like it! I'll keep watching him obviously but fingers crossed that's all it has been, look at the pics, can you believe that's moulting!!
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2016, 12:53:59 PM »

Hi Kaz

That's good news and hopefully things keep heading in the right direction and it was just a severe moult, but your right looking at the pictures you wouldn't have thought that was a moult.

Keep us updated on how things go Kaz, have you tried putting them all back together or are you not going to risk it?

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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2016, 01:31:05 PM »

they've been back together pretty much all of the time Tony, i separated them for 3 days but he pined so i put them back together after that.

Now i know he's not being plucked i won't worry :)
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2016, 08:57:12 PM »

Racing pigeons can go like that Kaz :cheekywink:
 Theres times they seem to fall apart feather wise overnight :cry2:
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Re: Kakarikis keepers help please
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2016, 09:39:23 PM »

Incredible isn't it Dave, you wouldn't think nature would allow that to happen!
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