nest for Double bars

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nicko
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11 Sep 2019, 10:51

Do double bars prefer a nest made for them or to build their own & high up or lower to the ground, I've have 3 prs in same aviary.
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Craig52
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11 Sep 2019, 12:00

Double bars nest usually from 1.2 mtrs up from the floor or more. It's best to let them build their own nest although they will take over an old used nest to roost in as they are nest roosters whether they are breeding or not. In saying that they will roost in a nest box and or breed in it.
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noah.till
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11 Sep 2019, 12:10

My double bars nest in a brush cylinder, 2/3 of the cylinder is filled with uprooted grasses and the top third has branches standing upright in it. The Double bars nest in that top third with their spherical shaped nest
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Noah Till
Downs Bird Breeders Association and Queensland Finch Society Member
2018 Australian Birdkeepers Magazine Young Birdkeeper
Javan Munia and Black Rumped Double bar Breeding Project
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BrettB
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11 Sep 2019, 20:31

Hi Nicko,
Mine have always built their own nest, usually in brush or cylinder, upper half of the aviary.

Cheers
Brett
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