I purchased two pairs of gouldians a few weeks ago.. I put them in a large indoor aviary cage and have been feeding them a high nutrition diet I placed two nest boxes in the aviary and made nesting material available on the bottom of the cage. I provide cage lighting for 15 hours per day. Is there anything else I need to do to encourage mating? How soon should I expect to see nest building activity?
Perching birds or songbirds passeriformes
The bird order Passeriformes includes more than half of all bird species. The members of this group are occasionally referred to as "Perching Birds" or - less accurately though - as songbirds.
Rufous Motmot, Baryphthengus martii semirufus - Photographed by Gerald Friesen http://beautyofbirds.com/photographers/geraldfriesen.html Location: el Valle de Anton, Panama (02/17/14)