Thinking about breeding

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Thinking about breeding

Postby Brittany Lynne » Mon May 29, 2006 10:18 pm

I've been thinking about hobby breeding. There are alot of people who look for flyers around New York and I want to help them out to get these amazing little critters. I'm thinking about staying with my dad on Long Island because I have too many friends here. What do you guys think about me breeding?
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Postby Beverly » Tue May 30, 2006 6:52 am

I think it's wonderful that you'll be staying on Long Island. I think getting involved in breeding flyers would be a huge mistake -- mostly, for the flyers. I don't think you're able to provide an appropriate habitat for a female flyer and her pups, and I don't think you'd be able to hand tame the pups to give them the foundation they need, to be companions. I recommend you wait until you have considerably more experience with flyers, and wait until you're out of school, gainfully employed, and living on your own, in a place where you can devote a full room to a flyer family, before embarking on such an endeavour.
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Postby peep » Tue May 30, 2006 8:08 am

I agree with Darra & Beverly. I'd had Whiz for over a year before deciding to get him a companion... I ended up with 2 females instead of one. It took a very long time for them to accept each other and get along, and I had 2 new personalities to learn and bond with. In short, you can't just get a mate, throw them in a cage together and expect instant romance. You would need to start with 2 separate cages, lots of room, and lots of patience.

You will put a lot of time and attention into your first flyer, and when you get a second one, all of that will double! I'm fortunate enough to be retired, but these 3 keep me as busy as my 3 children did!!! I think you're too young to be tied to a cage all the time. You will want to go out for the evening, but they will want their play and bonding time.

Give this a lot more thought.
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Postby Brittany Lynne » Tue May 30, 2006 11:40 am

Thanks guys, I think more about it.
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