I know there are a few people on this forum who own Bourkes.
I am thinking of getting a pair of Rosa Bourkes to go in my aviary (should be finally finished the re-meshing etc this weekend!!!!), they will share this with Zebra Finches and my Budgies. I can't remember how big the aviary is off the top of my head but I have kept Barraband Parakeets in it before with no problems.
I have googled but I seem to just get a jumble of information and not much of what I'm after.
So are they ok with the Budgies? I'm under the impression the Budgies are more likely to be aggressive to the Bourkes? I was planning on putting the Bourkes and the Zebra Finches in the aviary first for a couple of days and then introducing the Budgies.
Also is the diet the same? Currently seed wise the Budgies get Bucktons Continental Budgie and a bit of Canary and the Zebras get a mix of Foreign Finch, Budgie and Canary. Would I need to buy a larger Parrakeet mix?
Also what are they like breeding wise? I do not colony breed my Budgies so breeding pairs are removed and placed in breeding cages however I will be leaving the Zebs to breed in the aviary and was hoping to be able to leave the Bourkes to it, in which case what sort of box would they need? Also how many eggs are laid and what is the incubation period and then how long till they fledge and wean?
I have also read conflicting information on sexing them and I am under the impression that DNA is the best way to go so if anyone can confirm this that would be great.
Also any extras they need diet/ toy/ shelter wise etc?
Thanks for any help, again I have googled but just don't seem to be getting the information I want.