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Re: attacked by mum

Posted by Alison on 6/25/06
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    On 6/25/06, saltwater wrote:
    > I have been looking after some budgies whilst owners are
    > away and they produced 3 chicks which were probably close
    > to fledging. This morning they were all looking out of
    > their nest box. 2 hours later they were all dead, it looks
    > as if the mother has attached them all. Their heads are
    > covered in blood (so is mums face)does anyone know why
    > this has happened?
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    It is possible that she laid more eggs, or is about to lay
    more eggs and she was trying to drive the fledglings out of
    the nest to make room for the new babies. -Alison-