Post: A little help please....
Posted by Darcie on 1/10/08
I recently acquired a pair of Greenwing Macaws. They are
breeder birds, and not at all used to humans holding them.
Though the female has calmed down to not lunge at me
evertime I come near the cage and she is actually letting
me scratch her head when I put her plate of "freshies" as
she calls them in her and her mate's cage.
Apparently though...I didn't take off their nest box quick
enough and now I have a clutch of 2 eggs. The lady I got
them from came over to take a look at them and she brought
a machine that detects heartbeats within the egg? I
thought it was weird, but she told me that they are
I'm not one to kill something, Even if it is an unborn
little birdie. My hen is still sitting on them and acting
very proud of herself, and her mate is bringing her the
freshies straight to her door.
Though...I've been told she will feed them, but I'm not
interested in having any more macaws. I have briefly
handfed before and I know about burning their crop, or
infections, but..when should I take the babies from their
mother? And where do I get the bands to put on their legs
to prove they were hatched here in the US?
If there is a breeder out there that could give me a
little help on getting started I would really appreciate
it. I'm not looking to do this again and their nest box is
coming off after these hatch...but....what exactly do I
need to make sure I help to raise some healthy chicks??
Posts on this thread, including this one
A little help please...., 1/10/08, by Darcie. Re: A little help please...., 1/10/08, by Mrs. Bird. Re: A little help please...., 1/10/08, by Darcie. Re: A little help please...., 1/10/08, by Mrs. Bird.