Originally Posted by Nambroth
Oh gosh they are so cute. My heart is melting!
I was thinking of getting a Serama as a house pet. I have an empty cockatiel flight cage (quite a large parrot cage but with narrow bar spacing more appropriate for medium to small birds) that I was contemplating converting for a Serama... there is finely spaced wire at the bottom that droppings fall through into a litter tray. I was thinking of providing platforms at 'hop height' so that the serama could utilize some of the height of the cage as well, since they are so small and lightweight. As I work from home, the Serama would be out most of the day, and the cage would be pretty much just a sleep cage or for when I will be out of the house for more than a little bit. For those with experience, what do you think? I am trying to imagine what my chickens would like, but scaled down (by a lot).
I have also noticed that most breeders sell either pairs, or lone roosters, but not lone hens or more than one hen. This makes sense, surely the demand for hens outstrips that of roosters! While I can't imagine that a lone Serama rooster will be any louder than my parrots, I confess that my parrots don't make any noise until I get up in the morning, and roosters aren't always quite that polite! I am left very uncertain of how to get a sweet pet Serama, especially just one (or should I not get just one?)
I'm also a bit terrified at the thoughts of shipping one to me! I know lots of people do it but I am a worry wort.
Hi nambroth, Here is a picture of where my house birds hang out at night. This is in my workshop where my PC is and where i spen 99% of my time. The cages are of course bird cages that I added a liner in them so I can put shavings in there so they can dust bathe. I have the cages lined with clear plastic to keep the dust down in it. Helps somewhat and also helps to keep the shavings in.
They do like to jump on stuff and go under stuff, so a box to go into and a swing or perches are primo! They do need at least 2ftx3ft and preferably 4ft high cage if they are going to be 24/7 in the cage.
The serama was originally bred to be apartment sized pets back in Maylasia (where they come from). The crow is small and manageable (well I think) and once you get to know the birds habits you will know when they do their cecal poops and then U know when they should not be out free. (mine are in the AM shortly after they wake up).
Yes, most breeders will toss a roo in if you buy a hen or two. You honestly need to get 2 birds and that is just for their own well being. they are VERY social critters and do not do well alone.
I can find out if there are any breeders up north by you if that would help ya.