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Re: bABY THROWN OUT OF THE NEST

Posted by Kitty.J on 9/13/05
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    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
    >
    > Jane,
    > It is not uncommon for new or inexperienced parent finches
    to
    > 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
    and
    > 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
    usually
    > in time, they get it right and go on to become good parents.
    >
    > Michael


    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
    Kitty