McMurray's Kookaburra

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by DrinkTheRainbow, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How the heck do you feed a day old Australian Kookaburra?
     
  2. bandbaustin

    bandbaustin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where do you get a kookaburra?
     
  3. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know but if your buying it from mcmurray's its probably way overpriced anyway.
     
  5. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    Don't get it from a hatchery, find a breeder. Look on softbillsforsale.com for some. One time I saw one for $700 or so, a Loy cheaper than a hatchery.
     
  6. DrinkTheRainbow

    DrinkTheRainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okies:D
     
  7. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I'd also recommend a breeder, and one who will give you good support and answers. If you haven't handfed before, I personally would not start with a kook...at all! There are plenty of young kooks that were hand raised by breeders for sale. If you have experience, know what to expect and the many complications and huge demands in baby bird care, then scratch that. I love kooks, especially human hand-reared ones, though they are constantly in your face. Literally. Flying right into it. They do well on a MEB/softbill/mouse and other dead things diet mix as adults, and will take insects and other enrichment type food. They are very sound-oriented birds (you can still see the bright blue feathers of their kingfisher heritage, but they lost their coloring in favor of unique calls for mate recognition). They will eat everything if you let then. Only species of bird I've seen constantly having to have the vet put them on a diet. They are gremliny and awesome birds.
     
  8. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ditto. I love working with kookaburras. Just watch out if your henbird makes a nest [​IMG]
     
  9. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a type of king fisher, I googled it and that is what it looks like
     
  10. Hoss1975

    Hoss1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes they are related to the king fisher.
     

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