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Of course there are differences, since they originally come from diffrent areas of the world.  The natural climate is different in each place, and for most far different from here.  But unless you keep them in a climate controlled building, there's not much you can do but give them some type of shelter.  In their native enviroment, I'm sure reeves, amherst, ring necks orred goldens all eatdifferent things.  But i have been raising them for years, and I feed them all the same: cracked corn, wheat, meal worms, turnip greens or cabbage.  Unless your are going to spend thousands creating their native habitat, providing them proper nutrition, shelter from rain and wind, is about as good as it gets.

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Of course there are differences, since they originally come from diffrent areas of the world.  The natural climate is different in each place, and for most far different from here.  But unless you keep them in a climate controlled building, there's not much you can do but give them some type of shelter.  In their native enviroment, I'm sure reeves, amherst, ring necks orred goldens all eatdifferent things.  But i have been raising them for years, and I feed them all the same: cracked corn, wheat, meal worms, turnip greens or cabbage.  Unless your are going to spend thousands creating their native habitat, providing them proper nutrition, shelter from rain and wind, is about as good as it gets.

 

It doesn't take thousands to re-create a natural habitat for them, just a little more work. I am very far, perhaps as far as you can be, from being wealthy, but when I kept pheasants, I used what resources were available to make their aviary as natural as can be.  If I could not provide adequate facilities for a species, I wouldn't own it.  If you did some research on their natural habitat for the species you've been raising for years, you see that many things to enrich their lives & simulate a natural environment can be found, usually free if you are fortunate enough to have property.  It's easy, but many people don't seem to care - they continue to keep and treat WILD pheasants like DOMESTIC fowl.  That is something we need to work on changing.  You will also find the natural climate for the species you listed is actually quite similar to that of most of the USA.  The species I was referring to are the tropical species that require heat, the high mountain birds that do not do well in humid areas, etc. 

 

Dan


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post #23 of 34

Well, OK Dan, if that's what you want to do.  But I think Kbell's question was more on the lines of keeping him healthy, happy, and productive.

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Well, OK Dan, if that's what you want to do.  But I think Kbell's question was more on the lines of keeping him healthy, happy, and productive.

 

Exactly and trying to re-create (and it can be done on a budget, I can make a entire topic/post/thread on it if needed, it can be done) a naturalistic aviary is the best to keep the bird healthy, happy, & productive - so we're on the same page: we both want what is in the best interest of the animal.  big_smile.png

 

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post #25 of 34
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Not to be condescending, unless it was an emergency rescue, I think all of the questions you have just posted should have been researched before you acquired the bird - same go for any animal. It's the responsible thing to do - research, research, research, and just when you think you're done researching, I guarantee you find more!!  The are no experts in the animal world, we learn something new everyday, just people who are knowledgeable.  These are basic care questions that, as I said unless a emergency rescue, you shouldn't need to ask in a forum or find a new home for the bird.  Getting any animal for a "good price" and not knowing it's care just isn't responsible.  If you were offered a Carmine Bee-eater for $10, would you take it?   

 

Dan

 

Kbell, you did just fine.  I am constantly amazed at the number of self-righteous, condescending jerks that infest our world.  If you don't do things precisely as they think right, they scold in the most outrageous terms.  Ignore them as you would a yapping dog in the distance.

 

When presented with an excellent deal, snap it up.  Put him in a dog crate, give him a bread crust and a bowl of water and get on the internet to find out his requirements for a good life.  Provide those requirements as soon as you can reasonably do so and ignore the yapping dogs.

 

John

Trying again after 30+ year interlude

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post #26 of 34
I'm wondering... Can a pheasant be kept with coturnix quail?
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In some cases yes. They will not transfer diseases to each other , unless you get them with disease, they eat the same food etc. Just make sure you provide plenty oof cover for both so they don,t attack each other. Make sure your aviary is large enough for them both aswell. I keep my 5 red goldens with a pair of red leg partridges(similair to chukars) and they are fine together. The partridges are only a bit larger than the quail. In fact sometimes the partridge chase the pheasants around which is quite funny due to their small size. The pheasants usually just go and hide though.

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did I get it wrong I thought BYC is the place to share knowledge and ask Questions and encourage new breeders outside therehmm.png


We all know how that goes De Wet.

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,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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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,diamond doves and cockatiels.New breeds added red golden,yellow golden,amherst,silvers.
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post #29 of 34

Hi,

 

I also have a Red Golden trio in a 12x6x6 pen.  I have perches and partially solid roof (the rest is fencing).  The pen is pretty exposed otherwise, should I build a little shed/house for them, or a fort out of sticks?  I live in Boston and we get some pretty decent snow in the winter months.  I just can't imagine not giving them something to hide under and take cover.  Right now the pen is pretty bare.

 

I have stayed with the game crumbles, but are there any vegetables or fruits that they like? 

 

Lastly, in the spring when they start mating again, what should I put in the pen to encourage egg laying (other than some Barry White music and candles)?

 

Does anyone have photos they can share?

 

Thank you!


Edited by KHoward - 9/6/15 at 5:26pm
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What about nesting

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