Hobanjoryu is located in Gwangpan-2-ri Namsan-myeon, Gangwon-do
and breeds and sells decorative and pet birds. Its garden
also has many wild flowers and provides many attractions with birds
and flowers. It currently has about 1,000 birds and handles
various species, including bengalee, parakeet, zebra finch, Java
sparrow, Gouldian finch, star finch, canary, red-rumped parakeet,
How about visiting Hobanjoryu and observing rare wild flowers
(white buttercups, Cleome spinosa, Agastache rugosa, Aster Koraiensis,
Physostegia virginiana, loosestrife, etc). Also, find a bird
you would like to grow.
Pet birds are separated from their mothers about 15~20 days from
hatching and are raised by men. These birds are familiar with
being around men and can even be accompanied for trips.
Birds that can become pet birds are all sparrows, parakeet, Java
sparrow, Gouldian finch, canaria, and bengalee. However, as
it takes equal amount of time and effort, it would be better to
train canary, Java sparrow or cockatiel into pet birds. Zebra
finch can hardly be trained because they have aggressive temperament.
Java sparrow is friendlier than parakeet once trained. Parakeet
only stays seated on hands or heads, but Japa sparrow rubs itself
on any parts of our body.
When to separate young birds from mothers
Young birds are separated from mothers about 16~17 days after
hatching in summer and 20 days in winter. Evening time is
best to separate young birds from mothers.
Caring after separation
After separation, cover small boxes or containers with sawdust
or cloths and put 4~5 young birds together for temperature and competition
How to train
1) Forcefully feed them baby bird food one or two times if they
refuse to eat.
2) Baby birds grow too fast if they eat too much, so feed tham
every 3~4 hours. Control the amount you feed them by observing
their food pocket.
3) After a certain period of time, spread the food on floor and
allow them to eat the food themselves.
Baby bird food for pet birds
Millet seeds, ground anchovy, and sunflower seeds that are high
in protein are finely ground and mixed with warm water and egg yokes.