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Re: 6 eggs 7 babies

Posted by Gina on 1/08/09
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    On 1/02/09, Tim wrote:
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    >>
    >> Hi Tim,
    >> This happened to me many years ago with a pair of whiteface
    >> cockatiels. 3 eggs...4 babies. 2 of the babies were one half
    >> the size of the other 2. Both babies were pulled and handfed
    >> day 1. One baby died after about a week and the other one
    >> survived and caught up to the normal size siblings. Twins
    >> are rare and seldom survive but it does happen. Usually
    >> there is not enough room for the 2 to develop properly. If
    >> they survive the incubating period the embryo on the bottom
    >> sometimes cannot get to the air pocket so it dies at hatch.
    >> I have also had a double yolk Amazon egg in which 1 yolk was
    >> fertile and the other wasn't. In this case the embryo was on
    >> the bottom and it survived.
    >> Glenda
    >
    > Thanks Glenda,I know its pretty rare, but was a pleasent
    > surprise non-the-less, parents were very good at keeping all
    > the babies fed, I was impressed all six hatched, the twins was
    > a bonus, In had a senegal pair years ago that produced twins
    > but both died before hatching, now if only I can get twins
    > with the rosies....

    Are you talking about Rosella's Because I have a breeding pair
    that I am looking to sell if you are interested. Also, if they
    are rosellas they have to be kept somewhere where it is cold if
    they are in a heated aviary they will not breed.