On 3/17/07, Linda Carl wrote:
> I know what feeding response is but there isn't a way to *induce
> it* I think is what your original post said.
> ah ha you did move the eggs :-) I gave one or 2 to others that
> laid only infertile myself. Gave them a chance to be parents
> and they were great. (have to insert here I hope you didn't
> literaly move nest boxes. even if it's working that is a
> territorial thing like a bedroom)
> I only ever pulled babys for handfeeding never leaving with
> parents. The ones left with parents I understand from others
> can be handeled often to tame but I chose to always take them.
> I don't think I could have done anything different than hand
> feeding and super socializing them and giving them balanced
> diet. I still have people contact me wanting one of 'my'
> babys. that makes my heart smile and I turn them over to my
> daughter. She too does really well with all the babys.
> Just be your loving self with the babys Jill and they will be
> Hope you feel better soonest.
> ((( )))
You can induce a feeding response by gently rubbing the soft part
of the upper mandable. The area similar to the corners of your
mouth. Rubbing that area can induce a feeding response in most
baby and adult birds, but not all. Good luck