All Male Aviary

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AmandaB
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10 Jul 2019, 10:25

Greetings,
Just wondering if anyone has experience with an aviary of all-male gouldians? I'm not interested in breeding, but also aware there may be fights etc.
Thanks
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ShaneGowland
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10 Jul 2019, 11:46

They'll all get along just fine.

Some forum members might argue that finches have a biological imperative to breed and will be unhappy if restricted from doing so
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AmandaB
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10 Jul 2019, 12:04

Thanks Shane, appreciate the response
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Wiper
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10 Jul 2019, 19:59

I tried to run seven cockbirds in a large (6mx5m) planted aviary with a few softbills & English Finches. I didn’t want to breed just wanted a bit of extra colour without the drain on the livefood. They were fine until their breeding season started, even in the absence of hens, they chased each other around the aviary constantly, each took over a nesting site & defended it which lots of gusto, even started driving the English Finches around the aviary. They caused lots of unrest in the aviary so I moved them on.
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10 Jul 2019, 22:45

I think the problems arise if there are hens or nests for them to claim. Boys only - no nests - no reason to make claims. There are many situations in which all males exist together and survive without fighting.
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