ok doke i will do my best to answer all these questions though bare in mind there may be many possible answers.sorry Louise Ive got some question's,
At present i don't keep mine in an "aviary" its a mews.why is that is one better than the other.
as she is not loose during flying season she is tethered to a bow perch.do you have to keep your HH like this or could you still work her and let her catch her own food and be housed in the aviary all year round.
how do you feed,on the glove in the mews, does she see you place her food, is she a vocal bird, does she scream at you.
when you put her up for moult do you feed every day, do you very the time you feed and how much do you feed is it all at once, what is the main diet and do you supplement it with anything.
I'm on the IFF forum but haven't posted yet is there a forum you can recommend.
the last time i ask as meanly questions like this was when i started up beekeeping, you no how it is.
land to use the bird for me isn't a problem coz i cover a bit with the pigeons etc for some farmers,
there seems to be a split between f/m HH reading between the lines there are sum that don't think a HH is good for a beginner like myself.
yes thanks for replying louise,
mine is none vocal though many harris hawks can be they are just a talkative species and prone to it. Though training them properly can go a long way to avoiding such a vice.how did you train her what was your technique.
i have read that you shouldn't let the bird get food dependent with its handler,
and this is something that concerns me as i believe that this can bring on screaming if not done well.
i have three females in my house hold that seem to scream at me when ever they can, if the bird does it as well this might just tip me over the edge..
what weight do you fly her at and can she catch pigeons on vertical flight.
who did you buy your bird from and how old was she and how soon did you entered her and was she successful on her first try.
i can see myself sitting in a field for half a day trying to get the bird out the tree on my first attempt.
have you ever had a bird stuck up a tree and if so how did you get her down.