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Re: a baby a day:(

Posted by Kitty.J on 5/30/05
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    On 5/30/05, sydney wrote:
    > On 5/30/05, Kitty.J wrote:
    >> 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:
    >>>>>>> hello
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> 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
    >>>> chest
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> 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?
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    > Thanks for all of your help kitty
    > wow 40 mealworms a day i just give a few.
    > I need to up the amount.......lol (little pigs)
    > The weaver and his 2 hens are in there own flight cage for now i am
    > going to start building a outside flight for all of my finch soon:)
    > what do you mean about acting funny about watching other birds mate?
    > he has not started building yet:(
    > i cant wait to see him build. i watched a male weaver in petsmart the
    > other day building it was too cute:)
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    > oh and i have not lost anymore baby zebra finch since the first post:)


    Well thats good you haven't lost any more :)
    And when i say he will act funny is, well.... you'll see it, or not.
    Mine tries and sometimes tries to mate with my female society finch.