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Re: Unexpected Baby Canaries

Posted by Sharon on 11/07/08
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    There is a way to feed a healthy diet for feeding parents
    with babies that will not spoil.
    I chop up the veggies fine and add some petamine to it.
    I also feed a bird bread that i make.
    You can make up egg food and use a dish just for it put it
    in in the morning when you get up and while you are getting
    ready for work and than pull it before you leave
    Sometimes we have to make sacrifices when we have pets and a
    extra 20 or 30 minutes in the morning can not hurt for the
    month and a half or so it will take for them to get fed up
    good.
    Also a dish of canary pellets (crumbles) is good as well.
    I also sprinkle dry handfeeding formula on the food to boost.
    Also offering Bird bread that you can make with all the
    veggies and fruits and healthy goodies in it This can be
    made once a week cut and wrapped and in the morning take out
    a small square heat a little bit and add to cage. It does
    not spoil and offers lots of good nutrition.
    I have a few recipes if you want them.
    You can also find some online.
    You can offer the egg food/soft food dry in a cup while you
    are away.Give it wet while there before leaving and when you
    get home
    Also you can offer sprouted or soaked seeds without worry as
    well which is good for them when feeding

    this link offers great info
    http://www.canaryadvisor.com/baby-canaries.html
    This is one of my favorite sites for info
    http://www.robirda.com/
    Also maybe you can find someone who can come in and care for
    them for you once or twice while you are gone if it is no
    more than to put the food in the cage and remove it a hour
    later.
    I think though if you make a really good nesting food and
    offer that in the morning before leaving for a hour and
    then again when you are home you will be ok.
    as long as you add the fruits and veggies and some pellet
    food.
    Also another important factor is water They need lots of
    water when feeding babies.
    Wish I knew you better and lived close I would gladly offer
    to help in exchange for a baby. :0)


    Sharon

    On 5/26/08, Jane wrote:
    > I didn't think the canary eggs would hatch (they never
    > have before) but surprise! There are now 4 lil' baby
    > canaries! They are now 5 days old.
    >
    > I work ALL weekend (do overnights) so I can't leave the
    > recommended soft food and eggs. I left regular seed
    > and "egg cakes" I got at Petco. Also broccoli. Everyone is
    > still alive, but at least one baby has a swollen neck. Not
    > sure if this is normal, or a problem. Any help? I was
    > worried about the food, and hope it hasn't made anyone
    > sick.
    >
    > I can give them the soft foods and eggs Tues-Sat AM, but
    > Sunday and Monday they have to make do with what wont
    > spoil.