A parrotlet breeder wants to breed a litter of 5 hatchlings, for each two birds he has. Assuming that happens, how many total hatchlings would he have if he owns 24 parrotlets? How many pairs would that make? If The birds ate 3 pounds of food a week, and it takes a month to breed, how much food is needed?

MysticalJaycat
Feb 18, 2017

#1**+10 **

Some rather unclear questions in your post, but I'll give my answers with the assumptions:

he has 24 parrots = 12 pairs 12 pairs x 5 hatchlings/pair = 60 hatchlings.

How many pairs?

original 12 pairs + 60 hatchlings = 42 pairs (assumng equal parts males and females in hatchlings)

" If The birds ate 3 pounds of food a week, and it takes a month to breed, how much food is needed? "

Is this how much ALL of the 24 birds eat? (...or EACH bird?)

Assuming ALL 24 birds eat 3 pounds/week and 4 weeks in a month = 12 pounds food needed.

ElectricPavlov
Feb 18, 2017

#1**+10 **

Best Answer

Some rather unclear questions in your post, but I'll give my answers with the assumptions:

he has 24 parrots = 12 pairs 12 pairs x 5 hatchlings/pair = 60 hatchlings.

How many pairs?

original 12 pairs + 60 hatchlings = 42 pairs (assumng equal parts males and females in hatchlings)

" If The birds ate 3 pounds of food a week, and it takes a month to breed, how much food is needed? "

Is this how much ALL of the 24 birds eat? (...or EACH bird?)

Assuming ALL 24 birds eat 3 pounds/week and 4 weeks in a month = 12 pounds food needed.

ElectricPavlov
Feb 18, 2017

#2**0 **

I'm sorry about the unclarity, you got all the assumptions correct. I'll try to explain more details next time. I gave you five points for the answer! :)

MysticalJaycat
Feb 18, 2017