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Re: attacked by mum

Posted by Saltwater on 7/10/06
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    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-

    She hasn't laid any more eggs so far, but the owners tell me
    that this is the first time they have actually hatched any
    eggs, apparently they have laid on several occassions but each
    time they have pushed the eggs out.