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Presenting You My Ruffed Grouse

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Hey there folks! I'm so glad to show my ruffed grouse, just in case you've never seen one in captivity. I obtained the grouse as a gift from Dan Snyder, a grouse breeder in Cascade, Idaho. Website: http://www.grouseparkwaterfowl.com/

 

Here's a video of my grouse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9LAz1JAKdE

 

Here's him perched on my hand:

Here's his enclosure:

 

Enjoy!

post #2 of 20
Is it a male or a female?
post #3 of 20
Never mind. Saw that you said he.
post #4 of 20
He is very pretty.
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He is very pretty.

He sure is pretty, and yes, it's a male. These game birds are rare, yet ostensibly tame!

post #6 of 20
I never knew that. Thanks for sharing!
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We have these (wild) on our farm!  About 10 or so years ago, a neighbor had one living in the woods behind his hunting cabin.  I kid you not, that bird would run out and greet him every time he walked by that patch of woods.  It would stop and let him pet it!

post #8 of 20

I have spotted a wild one on my property in missouri several times recently. They sure are interesting little birds. I enjoy having it around. The Missouri Dept of conservation said there hadnt been a confirmed sighting in my county in decades.

one lonely poly guy, three pitbulls, an english bulldog, 15 acres and a tiny house.. Living the dream.. 
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Wow he is so wild,Hahaha.Have you worked with him to keep him calm?Are you planning on getting him a lady friend?

In N.H.,Tony.

Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant, added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.New addition I have added reeves to my collection.I also have diamond doves and cockateils.
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Raising ornamental pheasants in temminick,saytr,cheers,edwards,blue eareds,germain peacocks,eliot,swinhoe,mikado,lewis silver,impeyan,brown eared,and grey peacock pheasant, added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.New addition I have added reeves to my collection.I also have diamond doves and cockateils.
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Wow he is so wild,Hahaha.Have you worked with him to keep him calm?Are you planning on getting him a lady friend?

In N.H.,Tony.

I certainly worked to calm him down, and he did so quickly! And no, I'm not planning on getting him a female. A reason behind this is since I was informed by the breeder who gave it to me that male and female ruffed grouse can't be housed together in the same pen, regardless of how big their enclosure is. In this scenario, males and females will need to be separate. Because I only have 1 cage available, I can only have 1 ruffed grouse - Again, male and female ruffed grouse can't be in the same enclosure, so he sent me one grouse.


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