White-cheeked Turaco (Tauraco leucotis)
Found in Eritrea, Ethiopia, and South Sudan.
These birds are not normally aggressive and can breed easily.
1 pair in a large aviary 15ft x 10ft x 9ft with lots of branches for them to hop around on. The roof is half covered with polycarbonate roof sheets to help protect them from the wind and rain.
Feed is mainly diced mixed fruits, deli fruit patee and a T16/T20 supplement, with fresh water bowls changed every day. During breeding season a few meal worms are added
Four wicker baskets have been installed as high as possible for nesting purposes and these have been half filled with twigs/tobacco stalks, the hen uses one to roost in every night. Although hardly ever used there are 2 large heated boxes with nest baskets in should they need a bit more warmth.
Clutch normally consists of 2 eggs and incubation is approx 23 days and chicks fledge in about 25 days.
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