Posted by jill on 1/19/07
hey there linda....the moistening the shavings may have
been what i have done wrong all this time. thought you
told me they needed to be kept moist but not damp way back
when we were first trying to hatch eggs. guess i boo
booed...anyway, my babies are doing really well but i was
so very afraid of killing them that i just left them with
mom and dad. yesterday i found out what you meant about
why to take them...mom plicked feathers off of 1 baby
because it wouldn't get out of the box. we took it out and
it isn't hurt...just a little naked but i'm sure
tramatized. they are only 4 1/2 weeks old. isn't this too
soon for her to chase them out? is she trying to lay eggs
again? dad is still caring for babies but mom just sits in
nb or hangs around at the top of cage away from babies.
they are very gentle and sweet. i very much want to learn
about feeding. have you heard of spoon method? if so, how
much better or worse is it compared to syringe? sometimes
the stuff comes out of the syringe so fast i was really
afraid i'd choke them to death. i am determined to learn
how to do this.....hope nobody suffers for it.
i'll remember from now on not to wet nest, just mom and
dad. they like it better that way anyway, thanks a bunch,
Posts on this thread, including this one
lindaC , 1/19/07, by jill.
Re: lindaC , 1/20/07, by LindaC in OK.
Re: lindaC , 1/20/07, by Melinda.
Re: lindaC/That's me , 1/20/07, by LindaC in OK.
Re: i feel like such a screw up, 1/20/07, by jill.
Re: uh uh you are not., 1/20/07, by LindaC in OK.
Re: uh uh you are not., 1/20/07, by Melinda.
Re: i feel like such a screw up, 1/20/07, by Meeko's Mom.
Re: i feel like such a screw up, 1/21/07, by Cheri.
Re: i feel like such a screw up, 1/22/07, by jill.
Re: breeders maybe by you.., 1/22/07, by LindaC in OK.