On 12/11/06, Kathy T wrote:
> I have been fostering red-cheek eggs to a pair of
> societies but have had many young fledglings die without
> any symptoms of illness. I have egg food in the cage and
> give them live mealworms periodically. I must be denying
> them some nutrient they would recieve from parent red-
> cheeks, but I am at a loss. If you have had success
> raising red-cheeks, please give some advise.
Societies carry campylobacter and something else starting with
a C which often kills these babies but they themselves are
immune. You have to treat the birds for it - check with your vet.