On 2/26/06, Zon Mom wrote:
> Gail, go over to the Avian Biotech website & you will find other
> options for sexing birds ( not by surgery! ) that are safe & a
> lot less costly than thru a vet. It can be done by feather
> testing as well as a blood sample ( you get a drop or 2 of blood
> from a minor nail clipping, on a test card & send that in for
> testing ). You really DO need to know if your bird is a male or
> female, even if you don't plan on breeding. Females can & do lay
> eggs when they mature ( even without a male bird in the house )
> & can get egg bound & die if a owner doesn't realize what's
> going on. So better to know now & plan ahead for a proper diet
> change if your bird is a female & decides to start laying in the
> Zon Mom
Thanks, I checked out the website and will get the kets, then I'll
take him to the avain vet to get the feathers. He is due for his
next checkup anyway.
I certainly don't want anything to happen to him/her.
Maybe Jake will be Jakie.