White Ibis....?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by pheasant24, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible to raise Ibises? I went to florida and found ibises and I love them! so do you just need a permit? and a breeder of course...
     
  2. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are flighty birds, some species more than others. Scarlets are super flighty, to the point where they will injure themselves easily against bars, trees, wallls, etc, where as something like the glossy ibis is a little more docile. They make a mess in any water you provide! If using a draining pond, it has to be scrubbed and refilled at least once daily just to keep it from being too gross, and it still usually clogs because they produce a lot of waste when kept in groups. Some species can be picky about nesting, especially the flightier ones. They make insectivore pelleted diets which help with feeding, though I know at least scarlets also need fish (they will eat thawed, dead fish). They all have fairly delicate beaks, and one of the most common injuries you will see in captive ibis are broken bills. I'm not sure about permits.
     
  3. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok. do you know what prices on these are like? I'm guessing pretty expensive. but i cant find anyone with them.
     
  4. mckenzie

    mckenzie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try softbillsforsale.com i have seen some on there before.
     
  5. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok! thanks!
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  6. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those things freakin' stink!!! Saw a pond full of 'em at Seaworld Orlando and you needed a gas mask to get within 100 yards of them. Some birds are best enjoyed via pics on the internet.
     
  7. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate to sound like a big arse hole ,but I would not reccomend you taking on Ibis ,going off of what I see on this forum ,and your apperant experiance level.

    They are flighty ,finiky and have zero cold tolerance. They need huge cages ,with height ,lots of perching space (trees and whatnot) and a special diet. Fish ,shrimp ,etc...)

    They also need to be kept in immaculate conditons. They way average poultry(and some gamebird) keepers keep their birds would give you dead ,or poor conditioned Ibis.

    I've worked with 3 different species ,and would not reccomend them to someone with zero experiance with birds other then finches ,pheasants ,ducks/geese and chickens.
     
  8. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    We have our own resident flock, they wade near the geese and ducks and follow them in when treats are tossed. They fly off as the starts setting to return the next day. Would never think of owning them with how they roost at the tops of our live oak trees.
     
  9. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow thats awesome! But if i did want to get one the encloser would be pretty pricey and yah...
     

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