It's been a long time since I talked to you but I still have my bourkes and they are great! I have been through some tough times trying to keep them healthy as they had some issues with malnutrition and temperature control. I have used lots of info from your site but there are 2 specific things I am looking for.
|A very young Bourke using the water cup to bathe.|
My birds all have one or two cups of water (I use the ones that came with the cages and put seed in bowls in the middle of the cages). I also have water tubes so there is always drinking water if they splash it out of their cups. By putting seed in the middle of the cage, fewer hulls end up outside the cage. For cleanliness, avoid putting food or water under a perch. I also keep a cloth skirt around the base of the cage to capture excess seed and hulls.
|Hand feeding at three weeks of age to ensure very tame|