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Re: question about feeding response, linda c or anyone

Posted by LindaC in OK on 3/12/07
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    not sure what you mean by 'induce feeding response'. When I
    pull babys at 10 days old I feed them 5 times a day.
    7,11,3,7,11. If you pull from 10 to 14 days it would be the
    same. When they hold food longer then it goes to 4 times a
    day and that is 'about' a week later. They are on that a
    week or so then less. The amount of food depends on how
    full the crop gets. Crop capacity is about 14/15cc and I
    feed up to 12 mostly not wanting to overstretch the crop.

    The crop is a temporary reservoir and they can continue to
    cry up to 15 minutes until the brain kicks in that they
    really have had enough. When the food moves on for
    digesting is when this happens.

    hope this helps.

    LindaC

    **I have fostered eggs into another nest with a pair that
    has eggs but never put a pair in an existing nest.