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Re: Artifical Zebra Finch Eggs

Posted by Michael L on 6/07/05
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    On 6/06/05, Karen wrote:
    > Does anyone know where to find artifical zebra finch
    > eggs? I was told by a woman that a website exists for
    > these and I have forgotten it. These eggs can be replaced
    > in the nest with the real ones to stop the female from
    > producing eggs. It gives the pair something to nest on
    > without producing babies.
    >
    > Many thanks.

    Karen,

    I've always made my own artificial eggs. At a craft store, I
    buy a product called Sculpey Clay. It's a small, square
    block of clay that comes in various colors. There is a shade
    of white that matches the color of a natural egg.
    Simply take a small piece, equivalent to what a Zebra egg
    would amount to, and shape it into the shape of the egg.
    Sounds difficult, but it's not. After one or two, you'll be
    a pro. You bake these on a low temp in the over for less
    than an hour and, when cool, you have eggs that can be used
    for artificial incubation. They last forever as you can wash
    them if they get soiled.
    For about $1.50 you can have about 6 eggs.

    Michael L