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Quetzal

During thr period 1986-1989 1 male and 2 females were kept together. 1992 a breeding attemp was made but the single chick died in the hand-raising station after 14 days. The adult male died 1995 and the last single female some years later, leaving the European continent without Quetzals.

Quetzal
vogelcommando, 21 Jan 2013
    • vogelcommando
      During thr period 1986-1989 1 male and 2 females were kept together.
      1992 a breeding attemp was made but the single chick died in the hand-raising station after 14 days.
      The adult male died 1995 and the last single female some years later, leaving the European continent without Quetzals.
    • Joker1706
      Really nice bird... Is it really this hard to keep them in captivity ?
    • vogelcommando
      They are quite difficult to get úsed´to captive circumstances but once common with captivity they are not more difficult as other softbills - at least the 3 specimens I´ve taken care for. Proof is the age they reached at Walsrode ( = 20+ years !!! ).
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    Weltvogelpark Walsrode
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