On 5/30/05, Kitty.J wrote:
> On 5/29/05, sydney wrote:
>> On 5/29/05, sydney wrote:
>>> On 5/29/05, Michael L wrote:
>>>> On 5/29/05, sydney wrote:
>>>>> for the last 3 days i have found a baby dead on the bottom
>>>>> of the cage there going on 2 weeks old
>>>>> i dont know what to do.......help
>>>>> they are getting feed greens,eggs,seed,wheat bread and i
>>>>> chop mealworms for them
>>>>> there cuttlebones are in there too
>>>>> so there getting feed very well:)
>>>> You don't say what kind of finch?
>>>> This is tough to see, but it often times happens with first-
>>>> time, inexperienced parents.
>>>> Since they've made it to the two week mark, there could also
>>>> be some type of bacterial infection that is slowly attacking
>>>> the chicks. This is not to say for certain, but when it
>>>> happens later in the development of the clutch, it's
>>>> something to consider.
>>>> Also you don't mention if this is a basket type nest or a
>>>> nest box? Sometimes the basket nest become too crowded and
>>>> the babies fall or get pushed out through no fault of anyone.
>>>> Your diet sounds very good, providing the parents are eating
>>>> all of these thing and feeding the young.
>>>> Michael L
>>> Hi Michael L
>>> They are zebra finch and this is there parents first clutch.
>>> the nest had seven babies in it.....lots o babies
>>> and it is a basket type i will be changeing nest types after
>>> this clutch
>>> the parents seem to love the food i put in for them the babies
>>> have all had nice full crops
>>> thanks for your help:)
>> oh and can you tell me how long it will take for my orange
>> weaver male to come into full color?
>> he is just now starting to get alittle black and orange on his
> Oh you have a male orangew eaver? Wow such sneaky little fellows
> they are! Be careful for if you have the male orange weavers with
> breeding finches, they may disturb them and oh boy it gets
> complicated. Well it takes ( for my weaver 9 months) LOL! Yeah i
> know, well i got my pair last october, and well now my male orange
> weaver is fully colored, it may have been because i didn't feed
> enough mealworms untill the starts of February. Now i feed about
> 40+ a day, i use to know feed about 20 or so a day. Now i have to
> buy 200 mealworms every week + 200 giants for my starling and
> house sparrow. I only had one other type of finch to take to
> mealworms, and that would be my society finch pair that is now on
> eggs again :)!!! Well if you feed enough live mealworms your male
> orange weaver should be quicker into the plumage, and be warned he
> may act funny when he sees other birds mating right infront of
> him... mine is a sneaky lil orange rainbow. Oh and about the baby
> zeebs, yeah if they have large clutches in the Wicker baskets,
> they will at a certian age after eyes open, the olders will sit on
> the youngest, they youngest sometimes will be pushed out of the
> nests or the parents when they take off out of the nest will on
> accident bring a baby or two with them. I have found this out when
> my first zebra finch pair over stacked their nest with nesting
> supplies and with that they had 6 eggs i thought not all the eggs
> would hatch ( like in the wild you see 1-2 eggs still in the nest)
> and well all of them hatched and well the babies competed for food
> in the small nest and i lost 2 babies, it was sad, and i started
> to only supply them certain types of nesting material and nests...
Oh yes, i forgot to mention that i cannot wait to see if my male
weaver will starts to build nests, he may still be young but i am
hoping to see a nest display, has your little orange fluff ball
build a nest for you yet? How does yours act?