On 9/08/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 9/08/05, JANE wrote:
>> WHY ARE BABIES THROWN OUT OF THE NEST? MY DAD MANAGED TO
>> PLACE THEM BACK IN THE NEST..WOULD THEY BE ABANDON AGAIN?
>> PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP. THANKS
> It is not uncommon for new or inexperienced parent finches
> toss babies from the nest.
> For some, it's that they just don't know what the wiggly,
> little creature is. For others, there are some parents that
> realize that there might be something wrong with the baby
> do not want to raise it, but this is usually not the case.
> Some parent birds will toss chicks if they feel that there
> isn't an adequate food source for them to successfully raise
> the babies to fledging. That's why, depending upon the
> species, it's important to provide egg food, mealworms, etc.
> to make the parents comfortable knowing that there is a good
> source of food.
> Don't be surprised if they toss the chicks again, but
> in time, they get it right and go on to become good parents.
Yes i agree with Michael. If your birds are young or this is
their first time that may be a problem or it could be living
conditions or too small of nest or overcrowding or overly
aggressive male/female. Pay close attention to them so you can
see how its going about, good luck