On 2/23/08, apparently a "nice" breeder wrote:
> I've been breeding for 20 years. And Helen, that is very rude
> of you. At least she is doing the right thing of trying to
> figure out what is going on.
> Now, besides the rude supposedly "good breeder" that gave you
> her answer. I can tell you this. If you aren't experienced
> with handfeeding, you can go to your local avian vet, or even
> a local pet store (if you have one) that specializes in large
> birds, and ask them to show you how to handfeed. There are
> many different methods that I have seen used, and I prefer
> using a spoon. It's easier and there is less of a chance of
> you drowning the poor baby using a spoon rather then a syringe.
> Your formula needs to be prepared correctly, and as per the
> instructions on the back of the package you buy it in. For
> greenwings I would highly suggest zupreem embrace. It's
> formulated for larger birds.
> You also need to bump up your female's intake on fat and
> proteins. Most of what she is getting, she is giving to the
> babies. Monkey bread is a good thing to give. YOuc an find it
> online. Soak it in some warm water and leave it for the male
> to bring to the female.
> If you have any more questions feel free to post! You might
> get some rude feedback (obviously), but someone is always
> willing to help! After all, if you didn't find someone to help
> you on here or localy, how else would a begining breeder know?!
Spare me your condescending propaganda, "nice breeder." I'm sick
of people coming to a board and wanting to know how to breed,
feed, etc. in a couple of easy steps.
I still hold firm in my conviction that if she put a nest box on
the birds, then she knew that there was a "possibility" of
getting eggs, let alone, fertile.
Offer her your private E-mail and you can mentor her through the