PROJECT
PYRRHURA MOLINAE
Development of new artificial incubation and hand-rearing protocols for Pyrrhura molinae
SCOPE OF THE PROJECT: Aviculture and conservation
COLLABORATING ENTITIES

Albert Clemente ("OCELLS.NET") (http://www.ocells.net) and Psittacus Catalonia SL (https://www.psittacus.com).

PROJECT LOCATION

Headquarters of Psittacus Catalonia in Sant Antoni de Vilamajor. Nursery facility dedicated to the Foundation's projects.

PROPOSAL

March 2022

PUBLICATION

(pending)

PROJECT STATUS
1

Proposal to be confirmed

2

Preliminary analysis

3

Planning & Design

4

Realization

5

Analysis and interpretation of the results

6

Publication of the results

BACKGROUND

The Green-cheeked Parakeet is an increasingly common pet species. This makes it's captive breeding becoming more important.
In general, breeders let the parents carry out the incubation process and at least the first week of rearing the chicks.
However, as with most species, the definition of optimal protocols for artificial incubation and hand-rearing from day one is essential. These two complementary techniques can save a multitude of fertile eggs and boost the productivity of breeding pairs.

OBJECTIVES

This project aims to define artificial incubation and hand-rearing protocols for this species. In particular, it aims to provide a solution to the difficulty of hand-rearing this species from an early age.

EXPECTED RESULTS
  • Maximisation of the hatching rate of fertile eggs
  • Maximisation of the viability percentage of hatched chicks
  • Maximisation of growth rates, quality of fledging and final size
APPLICATION

For the study, the eggs provided by the breeding centre "Ocells.net" are extracted from the nests on the day of laying. The basic tool for the definition of the new artificial incubation protocol are the DISRUPTIVE incubators of Psittacus Catalonia. Likewise, DISRUPTIVE breeder prototypes are used for the first stages of chick development. The chicks are fed on two PSITTACUS-branded hand feeding formulas: Frugivorous Psittacine Crop Milk during the first days of life and Parrot Hand Feeding Formula thereafter.

GENERAL ASSESSMENT

The data obtained in 2022 is considered insufficient and it is decided to continue the study in 2023.

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