On 6/25/06, Alison wrote:
> 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?
> 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-
I have heard cases that if the person looks at the babies, the
mother seels "threatened" or something and she kills them...